Forensic Accounting Services: AICPA Standards, Engagement Considerations, Analyzing Data, Expert Witness Testimony
Recording of a 110-minute CPE webinar with Q&A
This course will explain the ins and outs of providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services, including structuring the engagement, collecting and analyzing data, and testifying as an expert witness. Our panel will cover all aspects of these comprehensive engagements, including avoiding potential missteps.
- Forensic accounting and litigation consulting services defined
- The engagement
- Accumulating and analyzing data
- Preparing the report
- Giving expert testimony
- Cross-examination and other challenges
- Caveats and considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What type engagement letter is required?
- What are the requirements of SSFS 1 regarding these engagements?
- What requirements are laid out in Daubert for expert's reports?
- What caveats are there to avoid when giving expert testimony?
- When should a forensic engagement be declined?
David Anderson, CPA, CFE, CVA
David Anderson & Associates
Mr. Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in financial and operational leadership positions in fields such as... | Read More
Mr. Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in financial and operational leadership positions in fields such as accounting, retail automotive, manufacturing and real estate. He specializes in forensic accounting, business valuation, fraud investigation, business consulting and outsourced CFO services. As a leading forensic accountant in Philadelphia, Mr. Anderson has extensive experience in providing litigation support for partner/shareholder disputes and marital dissolution, and in working with companies dealing with insolvency and reorganization issues. He also provides litigation support for corporate and matrimonial separations. Mr. Anderson is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He is the author of dozens of analytical forensic accounting articles that have appeared in such national and regional publications. He also has delivered numerous presentations on business valuation, fraud investigation and outsourced CFO services at seminars throughout the Philadelphia area.Close
Yigal M. Rechtman, CPA, CFE, CITP, CISM
RSZ Forensic Associates
Since 1994, Mr. Rechtman has specialized in fraud investigation and forensic accounting, information technology, data... | Read More
Since 1994, Mr. Rechtman has specialized in fraud investigation and forensic accounting, information technology, data mining, computer aided auditing, statistical analysis, and internal controls, and he is qualified as an expert witness in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Mr. Rechtman manages engagements of forensic accounting, fraud investigations, electronic discovery, search for assets and income sources, operational analysis and attestation, and financial audits. These engagements include fraud investigation, litigation support, evaluation of internal controls, risk analysis, computerized information systems evaluation, and HIPAA compliance. He has significant experience in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, real estate, construction, professional services, not-for-profit, technology, closely-held companies, ERISA plans, and education. Mr. Rechtman has authored numerous articles on information technology, fraud, accounting, attest and audit, and is an active member of the editorial board of The CPA Journal. He lectures at schools and other venues about technology assurance, forensic accounting and information systems and is a professor at the Lubin School of Business, and the New York campus of Pace University, where hel also teaches forensic accounting, auditing and accounting information systems, in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.Close