is forensic accounting?
Forensic means relating to the legal matters. Legal
matters involve law enforcement, court litigation, legal disputes, and
What's Required to become a forensic accountant?
Most forensic accountants have accounting degrees. Many forensic
accounting professionals also obtain professional certification, either
the Certified Fraud Examiner or the CPA.
Do I need specialized education in Forensic Accounting
Yes, specialized education in forensic accounting is important. Normal
accounting degree programs do not include any way near the education in
forensic accounting that is necessary for practice in the area.
What if I've never taken an accounting course before?
That's no problem at all. Forensic Accounting is quite different from
the old debit-and-credit accounting. The Masters in Forensic
Accounting program at Florida Atlantic University involves 9 accounting
courses that provide the right fundamentals regardless of one's
background. Those with undergraduate degrees in accounting or
significant experience in accounting practice take a slightly different
set of courses.
Why is Forensic Accounting the hottest area of accounting and rated
as one of the most secure careers for the future?
The United States has shifted toward an information economy. Forensic
accounting professionals are experts in ferreting out information.
For information on how to sign up, click on
Forensic Masters Degree
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