- NY Credits : 2.0
- TX Credits : 2.0
Basic Interview Techniques for Forensic Accountants
CPAs and Forensic Accountants are often asked to help attorneys, boards of directors, management, regulators, law enforcement and others to determine the facts surrounding complex financial matters. In a forensic investigation, interviews are critical when determining the who, what, when, where, how and why of a matter under review. This course will outline basic interview techniques that are essential in gathering facts and steering an investigation in the right direction. This course provides a general review of interview techniques for a forensic accountant from a broad perspective. This course is appropriate for the professional at any organizational level.
Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
identify characteristics of an effective interview;
recognize considerations and proper procedures in gathering, marking, and preserving evidence for admissibility in a legal proceeding;
identify the various types of questions that can be used during an interview;
recognize the possibility and effects of deception on gathering information through interviews;
recognize some 'flags' that the interviewee may be deceptive in her/his response for one reason or another;
identify successful techniques in obtaining and reporting confessions; and
identify appropriateness and dangers of various interview locations.