The School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University announced today that they will host a one-week seminar from Aug. 3-7 entitled, Essentials of Fraud and Forensic Accounting.

The seminar is open to potential graduate students interested in pursuing a Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting, along with accountants, attorneys, and law enforcement professionals seeking continuing professional education (CPE) credit. The seminar will allow professionals to register for two-hour blocks of CPE.

The five-day seminar will be taught by faculty members who have been assigned for years to the Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting programs at Georgia Southern University. The event will be held on the campus of Georgia Southern at the College of Business Administration in Statesboro, with breakfast and lunch provided each day. The accounting firm of Porter Keadle Moore is sponsoring the event.

Covered topics will include:

  • Introduction to Fraud Examination
  • Fraud and the Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • The Top 20 Fraud Schemes and
  • Forensic Interviews and Interrogation.

"We are looking forward to offering this seminar to anyone interested in exploring how to investigate and resolve allegations of fraud and white collar crime," said Don Berecz, director of the Center of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business and a retired FBI agent, in a statement. "Our accounting and law faculty have decades of experience fighting and researching fraud and forensic accounting. We are excited to host this seminar and hope to motivate participants to become Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and continue on as graduate students in our Forensic Accounting Master's program."
The seminar will be open to educators, students, the general public, and professionals seeking CPE. Participants will earn a certificate and fulfill the prerequisites for entry into the Georgia Southern School of Accountancy Forensic Accounting Master's program. Registrants may earn up to 36 hours of CPE credit for the entire seminar, with the option to register for single or multiple two-hour blocks of instruction. Those completing the entire seminar will earn a certificate of completion. It is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and transfer students seeking admission into the school's graduate-level accounting program.

For more information, pricing, and registration, head to GSU's site here.