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 Think Like a Forensic Accountant

Chapter Training
4/20/2021 12:00 AM
4/20/2021 12:00 AM
Think Like a Forensic Accountant

Date(s) of Training: April 20, 2021

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Time: 12:00 PM

CPE Available: 4.0

Location: Virtual (Zoom links will be emailed the day before the event to the email used during registration)


Cost: TBD

Description of Training

Professional Skepticism. What does it REALLY mean? It’s a requirement under most professional standards, but how does one “practice” it? In this course, we will use examples of actual documents and verbatim interactions that helped this forensic accountant turn otherwise ordinary “internal control review” engagements into fraud examinations uncovering losses in the millions.

Interviewing Skills for Auditors

Your professional standards require you to consider the risk of fraud in an organization and to rely on interviews of management and staff to satisfy this requirement. In this course we will talk about the fact that just 4 percent of all frauds are discovered by external auditors, examine the reasons why those statistics are so low, and incorporate ways to bring more success to the informational interviews you conduct as an auditor. Attendees will learn what an “interview” is, how to overcome what Tiffany calls “The Scarlet Letter ‘A’” (A is for Auditor!), and learn the basics of verbal and nonverbal cues, structuring questions, and understanding the dynamics of setting up an appropriate interview setting.

Trainer Bios

Tiffany Couch (CPA/CFF, CFE) is CEO/Founder at Acuity Forensics, a nationally recognized forensic accounting firm based in the Pacific Northwest. She has more than 24 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 17 years focused on forensic accounting related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control

risk assessment, and complex litigation. Professional background and experience include audit, tax, and business consulting services for nonprofit, government, and privately held business entities in a range of industries.

She has provided expertise as a source to the New York Times, Forbes, CNBC, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. She is also a regular contributor to multiple industry publications and has been interviewed by regional, national and international broadcast news stations.

Ms. Couch is the winner of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation, and quality instruction. She also serves as a faculty member for the ACFE. With almost 75,000 members worldwide, the ACFE is the world’s largest antifraud organization and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Tiffany Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at and other online retailers.