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Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant - Focus on Document Review and Handwriting Analysis

Wednesday, January 22
 10:00am - 11:44am

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2.00 Credits

Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $109.00


Forensic accounting, forensic accountancy or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accounting that investigates whether firms engage in financial reporting misconduct. Forensic accountants apply a range of skills and methods to determine whether there has been financial reporting misconduct. Financial forensic engagements may fall into several categories. 

  • Economic damages calculations, whether suffered through tort or breach of contract.
  • Post-acquisition disputes such as earnouts or breaches of warranties
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization
  • Securities and tax fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Business valuation
  • Computer forensics/e-discovery

This session is designed to delve a bit deeper into the world of forensic accounting and identify some of the specific areas of expertise required to become a forensic accountant. We will then first delve deeper into the art of document analysis and handwriting analysis.


  • Explore the history and credentials of forensic accounts
  • Identify the areas of expertise
  • Identify and focus on investigative techniques
  • Document analysis
  • Handwriting analysis
  • Appendix
  • Common terms
  • Resources


  • Forensic Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Finance

Designed For

Accountants, Finance Professionals, Auditors






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Leader Bios

Lynn Fountain, AICPA

Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA, MBA 1/1/2017 Lynn Fountain has over 35 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. She has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss. Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice. She has assisted numerous companies with enterprise risk management frameworks, internal audit processes and financial accounting. She is a highly sought after speaker and has trained internationally. In addition to her personal training, she also serves as a discussion leader for the AICPA for numerous classes. Topics include fraud and forensic courses for both profit and not-for profit, internal controls for large and small entities, COSO 2013, ethics, and risk management and various leadership courses. Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books released in 2015, The first entitled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations” was published by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation and released in April 2015. Her second book “Leading The Internal Audit Function” was released in October 2015 by Taylor & Francis Publications. This book serves as the initial launch for a series of leading practice internal audit and information technology publications. In addition, her third book “Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma” was released in December 2016. Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate.

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00