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Forensic Accountants and the Courts - ACCG891

This unit examines the role of the forensic accountant in the courtroom, as an expert witness and/or consultant in a case. Legal jurisdictions and the core procedural issues and principles that guide the forensic accountant in the criminal and civil court system are covered. Students will appreciate the defined steps, roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountant that assist discovery, identification, collection, analysis and management of evidence in various contexts. Evidentiary courtroom rules and principles will be addressed as well as the professional/ethical standards of competency, confidentiality and objectivity and the legal liability of a forensic accountant in their role as an expert witness. The legal processes, principles and techniques of alternative dispute resolution in the settlement or determination of a dispute are also considered

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

Admission to GradDipForAccg or MCom Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Faculty of Business and Economics

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