Forensic accountants apply specialized knowledge and investigative skills to collect, analyze and evaluate evidential matter and to interpret and communicate findings in the courtroom, boardroom and other legal venues. These specialized accountants play a key role in valuations in dispute, economic damages, fraud prevention, litigation cases, matrimonial services, and financial statement misrepresentation. A big myth in this niche is that forensic accountants just do fraud related work, we do that type of work but our portfolio of services is very diversified.
If you are considering an accounting career, this specialized field may match with your DNA if you are a self-starter who is analytical, detail oriented, inquisitive, adaptive and strategic.
How can you learn more?
Chat with ParenteBeard Partner Bob Gray, chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)’s Forensic and Litigation Services Committee, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013,
8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT.
By following the hashtag #ForensicBobG, Bob will answer questions that will help you plan ahead for a successful career in forensic accounting. Topics include preferred courses and internships, what to expect upon graduation, required licenses, advancing your career, how forensic accounting is different than tax and audit services and suggested paths for starting out.
This chat is open to all aspiring and potential forensic accountants and accounting industry professionals.
If you have questions you’d like addressed during the chat, please tweet them with the hashtag #ForensicBobG to @ParenteBeard by Monday, September 23, 2013.
When: Tuesday, September 24 , 2013
Time: 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT
(the chat will last for one hour)
How: Submit questions to @ParenteBeard with hashtag #ForensicBobG and follow hashtag #ForensicBobG
Who: ParenteBeard Partner Bob Gray welcomes future aspiring forensic accountants