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Kelly Legner Individual Paper #2 A Forensic Accountant is often retained to analyze, interpret, summarize and present complex financial and business related issues in a manner which is both understandable and properly supported. Forensic Accountants can be engaged in public practice or employed by insurance companies, banks, police forces, government agencies and other organizations. A Forensic Accountant is often involved in the following: Investigating and analyzing financial evidence; Developing computerized applications to assist in the analysis and presentation of financial evidence; Communicating their findings in the form of reports, exhibits and collections of documents; and Assisting in legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence. In order to properly perform these services a Forensic Accountant must be familiar with legal concepts and procedures. In addition, a Forensic Accountant must be able to identify substance over form when dealing with an issue. What types of assignments does a Forensic Accountant perform? Forensic Accountants become involved in a wide range of investigations, spanning many different industries. The practical and in-depth analysis that a Forensic Accountant will bring to a case helps uncover trends that bring to light the relevant issues. Detailed below are various areas in which a Forensic Accountant will often become involved. Criminal Investigations Forensic investigations often relate to criminal investigations on behalf of police forces. A Forensic Accountant's report is prepared with the objective of presenting evidence in
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course ACCT 842 taught by Professor Shekib during the Spring '11 term at Governors State University.

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