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M22092 - An Introduction to Forensic Accounting (Online)

  • 11 Oct 2022
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 09:15
Sessions Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Speaker: Ms Rebecca Barthet
Venue: Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €28.00
Non-MIA Members: €50.00
Retired Members: €15.00
Students: €20.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.


“Forensic accounting is the application of investigative and analytical skills for the purpose of resolving financial issues in a manner that meets standards required by courts of law.” (Hopwood, Young & Leiner, 2007).
As a result of the various skills required, the characteristics attributed to forensic accountants are many and varied. Forensic accountants may act as Court Experts in legal proceedings and therefore the relevance and reliability of the evidence presented by them is crucial to the outcome of a case. All organisations are susceptible to fraud and therefore detecting it before it occurs is critical. This session will also provide an overview of the impact that fraud may have on an organisation and the motivation behind it.

Topics on the agenda

  • Definition of forensic accounting
  • Characteristics and skillset of a forensic accountant
  • The role of a forensic accountant as a Court appointed expert
  • Admissible evidence
  • Motives for fraud
  • Examples of fraud schemes
  • Basic investigative techniques

Why is the session of relevance to our members?

This session will provide an overview of forensic accounting, an area of specialisation within the accountancy profession.

Target Audience

The session is targeted to finance professionals seeking to obtain an understanding of the different aspects of forensic accounting including the various roles and services attributed to forensic accountants. This session will also be of interest to aspiring forensic accountants.

    Speaker's Profile

    Rebekah Barthet is a senior manager within the Business Advisory Department at Mazars in Malta. As an appointed Court Expert, she is involved in forensic investigations relating to financial crime. Rebekah was also involved in anti-money laundering related projects instituted by law-enforcement agencies. Rebekah holds an MSc in Forensic Accounting and is accredited with the ACAMS certification. She is a certified public accountant, holding a practicing certificate in auditing.


    2 Hours Core


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