The need for a forensic accountant has grown in the last two decades, with more expected in the future. From oil well spills to divorces - from stealing trust funds to partnership disputes - forensic accountants are needed to find and calculate losses. They are financial detectives that are needed to explain the money story to attorneys, judges, and juries. If you are interested in starting a forensic accounting practice or adding on this service to your existing firm, this course is for you. In this presentation, you will know what service to provide possible clients, how to find those clients, and the cost-effective ways to start the forensic accounting practice. Your instructor has over 20 years of experience as a special agent with IRS-Criminal Investigation where he conducted investigations into tax and money laundering crimes across the globe. After his successful investigative career, he started a CPA firm from scratch that focused on forensic accounting. He shares the successes and failures in starting a forensic accounting practice, including getting the right credentials, various ways of marketing to potential clients, closing the deal with engagement letters, and delivering the service to the client. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.
After attending this presentation, you will be able to...
- Recall the definition of forensic accounting
- Recognize the various aspects of forensic accounting
- Identify the credentials needed to start a forensic accounting practice
- Identify possible markets for forensic accounting services
- Prepare a marketing plan to obtain clients
- Identify the basic equipment, software, and best practices for starting a forensic accounting practice
The major topics covered in this course include:
- What equipment is needed to start a forensic accounting practice
- The common services needed by clients
- Using your current skillset, identify the type of services you can provide
- How to market your services to a particular segment of possible clients
- Best practices in starting a forensic accounting practice