AICPA Fraud Resources AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services
Resources for CPAs

The AICPA provides tools and resources for CPAs specializing in forensic accounting and business valuation services to serve their clients and enhance their business.


CPE SELF-STUDY
PUBLICATIONS & TOOLS
Common Fraud: A Guide to Thwarting the Top Ten Schemes Common Fraud: A Guide to Thwarting the Top Ten Schemes
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Divorce: The Accountant as Financial Expert Divorce: The Accountant as Financial Expert
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Forensic Accounting for Divorce Engagements: A Practical Guide, Third Edition Forensic Accounting for Divorce Engagements: A Practical Guide, Third Edition
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The Adviser's Guide to Bankruptcy: Helping Clients Through Chapter 11 The Adviser's Guide to Bankruptcy: Helping Clients Through Chapter 11
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Financial Reporting Fraud: A Practical Guide to Detection and Internal Control - 2nd edition Financial Reporting Fraud: A Practical Guide to Detection and Internal Control - 2nd edition
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The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud
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TWhite Collar Crime: Core Concepts for Consultants and Expert Witnesses White Collar Crime: Core Concepts for Consultants and Expert Witnesses
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UPCOMING WEB EVENTS
  • Fraud: Recent Findings, Red Flags and Corruption Schemes
    August 14, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET)
    September 18, 2014 (1:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET)

    Recommended CPE Credit: 4
    In this webcast, you will learn the fraud red flags for non-traditional schemes like corruption, Ponzi and asset flip schemes.
  • Explore Forensic Techniques to Recognize Fraud
    August 19, 2014

    September 9, 2014
    1:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
    Recommended CPE Credit: 4.5
    This course explains the differences between the role of the forensic accountant and the traditional accountant and how to utilize forensic techniques to ferret out fraudulent activity.
  • The Two Faces of White Collar Criminal Investigations
    August 21, 2014
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

    Recommended CPE Credit: 2
    Every time a financial crime is prosecuted, opportunities for forensic accountants arise. There are two sides in each case: the prosecution and the defense, and each has very different objectives and strategies. Regardless of which side retains them, forensic accountants can participate in and even assist in determining the direction of certain aspects of the case.
  • Fraud in Revenue and Cash Receipts Cycles
    August 22, 2014
    September 11, 2014

    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
    Recommended CPE Credit: 4

    This course teaches you the common frauds in the revenue and cash receipts processes. You will become aware of internal controls that can mitigate various risks, and you will be able to develop an analysis process to ensure efficient and effective risk management.
  • The Most Common Financial Statement and Asset Fraud Schemes: How to Detect and Prevent Them
    September 5, 2014
    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
    Recommended CPE Credit: 4
    This course provides descriptions of how the most-common types of financial statement and misappropriation of asset fraud schemes are detected. Cost-effective internal controls that can be implemented to prevent these schemes are provided.
MEMBERSHIP & CREDENTIALS
  • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Membership Section
    This AICPA voluntary membership section is for CPAs who provide advice, technical assistance and consulting services to businesses, non-profits and government organizations. Take advantage of invaluable networking opportunities with CPAs from around the country who are providing consulting services, and share ideas and experiences that can enhance your practice potential.
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential
    AICPA established the CFF credential for CPAs who specialize in forensic accounting. It is granted exclusively to CPAs who demonstrate considerable expertise in forensic accounting through their knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential
    The ABV Credential positions valuation professionals as the premier business valuation service providers who differentiate themselves by going beyond the core service of reaching a conclusion of value and creating value for clients through the strategic application of this analysis.


UPCOMING CONFERENCES
  • AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop
    September 11-14, 2014
    Washington, D.C.
    Recommended CPE Credit: 28

    Develop and enhance the skills necessary to be an effective expert witness, and learn how to confidently and effectively communicate with the jury or trier of fact through practice and critique by industry experts, attorneys, and experienced judges.
  • AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit
    October 23-24, 2014
    Washington DC
    Recommended CPE Credit: 16.5

    This conference will provide sessions on leadership, boardroom diversity and best practices to enhance the skills and potential of female leaders.

  • ABV Exam Review Course
    November 7-8, 2014
    New Orleans, LA
    Recommended CPE Credit: 16

    This review course prepares candidates to take and pass the ABV Exam. Individuals taking this course will receive a comprehensive overview of business valuation ("BV") information.

  • CFF Exam Review Course
    November 7-8, 2014
    New Orleans, LA
    Recommended CPE Credit: 16

    This review course prepares candidates to take and pass the CFF Exam, and includes two days of engaging and informative review of all topics outlined in the CFF Exam’s Content Specification Outline (CSO).
  • AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
    December 8-10, 2014
    Washington DC
    Recommended CPE Credit: 24
    Obtain the latest SEC and PCAOB information directly from the regulators.
  • 2014 Digital CPA Conference
    December 8-10, 2014
    Washington DC
    Recommended CPE Credit: 16

    This must-attend conference combines cloud and mobile technology with practice development strategies and hands-on user training to arm you with the tools you need to evolve your Client Accounting Services practice, including how to price, market and staff your new cloud accounting services.