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Forensic Accountants and the Courts - ACCG891

This unit examines the role of the forensic accountant in the courtroom or tribunal, as either an expert or lay witness. Traditional and modern procedures for adducing evidence in court are covered, and include examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination. The special nature of quasi-judicial roles, such as Special Referees and Court-appointed experts, is examined. An alternate dispute resolution, the expert determination, is also considered. Students completing this unit are expected to be able to prepare, analyse and evaluate traditional and modern procedures for adducing evidence in court or other forum in various business contexts. This unit develops graduate capabilities centred upon critical thinking and problem solving capability and develops students' ability to make professional judgements.

The unit is delivered in intensive mode over the last six weeks of the session.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Weekend - Session 1, North Ryde, Weekend

S2 Weekend - Session 2, North Ryde, Weekend

Staff Contact(s): Professor Rahat Munir
Prerequisites:

Admission to MCom Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

NCCW(s):
Unit Designation(s):

Commerce

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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