Why we do it

Now it’s time to affirm your standing as a Forensic Audit and Investigation, one of today’s most visible professions, the Certified Forensic and Investigative Auditors (CFIA) credential should be your next career goal.

The evolving field of analysis requires professionals who understand far more than just Fraud and Forensic analysis. The field requires professionals who understand far more than just fraud and forensic analysis. The field requires CFIA professionals who demonstrate competence across a globally recognized common body of knowledge that includes established forensics disciplines as well as newer challenges, such as forensic Audit, digital forensic, anti –forensics investigation and more. It’s not just the knowledge, it’s the know-how. The CFIA credentials indicates expertise in forensic techniques and procedures, standards of practice ,legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete and reliable evidence admissible to a court of law. It also indicates the ability to apply forensic to finance Audit/Accounting/Taxation disciplines, in addition to digital cyber forensic .In other words, the CFIA is an objective measure of excellence valued by courts and employers alike.

It is designed specifically for professionals like CPA, CMA,CA, CIA, CISA, ANAN,CITN,LLB, to gain expertise in forensic Audit and Investigations so that they use forensic tools for transparency in Audit. It is no longer news that fraud and corruption has destroyed our system, which requires a sophisticated mechanism to eradicate it. As you are aware, Forensic is a current trend in the world and thank God that Nigeria is not left behind.

Corporate crime is an unlikeable fact in today’s big business world. It has touched every country, every industry, and has no signs of stopping. In the past 10 years, the number of reported cases of fraud and corruption has continued to grow radically across regions. Compounding this are the challenges faced by the audit team and a general lack of the necessary skills set to collect the right audit evidence so critical to criminal investigations.

While the regulatory measures and internal controls in reporting requirements help to lessen the possibilities for falsified activities to take place, history has shown that ingenious employees can and have manipulated even the best control systems for personal gain. Virtually all entities suffer from fraud, though management might not know it. With fraud costing entities an estimated 40% of their annual revenues, organizations lacking proactive fraud prevention measures are the most vulnerable. Occupational fraud is a significant threat to any organisation. Those organisations which employ fewer anti-fraud controls are more vulnerable to fraud. Forensic auditing provides an investigation methodology and accounting analysis that is suitable and admissible in the court of law which thereafter forms the basis for discussion, debate and ultimately dispute resolution. This course concentrates on practical advice for internal auditors in the fight against fraud, with focus sessions on deterrence, data mining and interviewing in a stressed environment. It provides an incisive analysis of how fraud occurs within an organisation and explains the latest techniques for fighting it.

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