Program Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™(MAFF™) Specialty Webinars:
Forensic Accounting

Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and The Financial Forensics Institute™(FFI)
Program Content Despite the chronic and compelling need for financial forensics and forensic accounting expertise, the accounting and financial professions have yet to embrace or even offer a cogent and comprehensive forensic accounting tools-based methodology. That deficiency has plagued our economy...until now. These Forensic Accounting Webinars of the MAFF curriculum are the most inclusive training in forensic accounting available to date. The Webinars provide a one-stop source of tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies applicable to virtually any large or small financial matter, whether civil-, criminal-, or dispute-related.

These Webinars are designed for both financial and non-financial professionals who require sophisticated investigative and analytical skills to stay abreast of increasing civil and criminal wrongdoer duplicity. Advanced skills are essential as people and money resources diminish. Those who complete the Webinars become qualified as Forensic Operators© forensics-capable personnel who possess unique and specific skills, knowledge, experience, education, training, and integrity to function in the financial forensics discipline.

The Webinar content focuses on immediately usable and practical skills— not theory. Attendees will immediately deploy their skills upon return to their responsibilities. These Webinars define the financial forensics/forensic accounting profession: "The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money™." The Webinars define why: "If you understand financial forensics, you understand fraud, but not vice versa," by applying financial forensics to all aspects of the financial and non-financial communities for both civil and criminal purposes.

FA/IM© is the only financial forensics/forensic accounting methodology published by the United States Department of Justice and the American Bar Association. Attendees receive the newly published Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., which serves as the course curriculum. It contains 560 pages, in addition to Internet-accessible forensic reports comprising another 400 pages. In addition, attendees receive preliminary access to the Academy's proprietary, contextually sensitive, Internet-based Forensic Accounting/Investigation Methodology© via a Process Map (patent-in-process). These Webinars include a 30-day trial version of the FA/IM Process Map.

The tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies apply to all subject matters ranging from a one-chair beauty salon to a global Fortune 500 company. The tools include an introduction to (alphabetical): application of aberrant pattern detection, behavior detection, CICO©, computer forensics, CRO (and its variants), delete windows, document maps, entity(s) charts, event analysis, facial mapping, financial profiling, forensic financial analysis, forensic lexicology (quantifying words), full-and-false inclusion, funds velocity techniques, genograms, ICE/SCORE©, informant development, Internet sleuthing, invigilation, laboratory analysis, Likert scaling, link analysis/root tracing MIMO, proxemics, QDE/FAB, rules of threes, stylometry, surveillance methods, TARTA/TITA/TDTA, undercover methods, and many others. The majority of techniques have been widely applied for decades, yet are virtually unknown to the financial community.

The seven-part Forensic Accounting Webinars topics include:

  • Part 1—Define, Demonstrate, and Deploy Financial Forensics in Your Practice Webinar
  • Part 2—Legal Theory and Case Law
  • Part 3—Foundational Tools: Genogram, Entity/Party, CRO, Indirect Method, Cash-T, APD
  • Part 4—Advanced Forensic Indices, Forensic Lexicology, Forensic Benefit Streams, Damages, QDE
  • Part 5—Advanced Report Card Techniques, Alter Ego, Fraudulent Transfer, Fraud, Proof-of-Cash, I/S
  • Part 6—Advanced Forensic Report Writing, Trial Exhibits, Scripting, Depo Matrix
  • Part 7—Advanced Technical Analysis, Gott’s Principle, Central Limits, Wigmorean Charts
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
  • Employ tools, hypotheses, theorems, and tests to various stages of the financial forensics engagement
  • Identify technical reference sources
  • Describe the techniques of behavior detection/FACS
  • Describe the difference between the different types of digital analysis
  • Identify your professional responsibilities regardless of financial or non-financial responsibilities
Who Should Attend
This primer is ideal for CPAs, law enforcement (federal, state, local), regulators, investigators, agents, attorneys, prosecutors, business advisors, bankers, fiduciaries, and business owners—in short, those who may not intend to focus a practice on financial forensics, yet want to understand the applicability of the discipline in their pursuits. The Forensic Accounting Webinars are required training to obtain the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential.
The Forensic Accounting Webinars will be presented by Darrell D. Dorrell, CPA, ABV, MBA, CVA, ASA, CMA, DABFA; Chris Ekimoff, CPA, CFE, MAFF, MBA; Gregory A. Gadawski, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFE; Chris Hamilton, CPA, CVA, CFE, DABFA; Lari Masten, MSA, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, ABAR, MAFF; Jason Pierce, CPA, CMA, CFM, CVA, MAFF; and Paul Zikmund, MAcc, MBA, CFE, MAFF.
October 27—31, 2014  
Included with the purchase of the Litigation Bootcamp for Financial Experts.
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Cancellation Policy
There is no charge to re-schedule training. Cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the first day of the seminar will be eligible for a prompt refund. A $100 administration fee will be charged for three or more day's registration at a Consultants' Training Institute and $50 for all other seminar registrations. Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled event (and no-shows) will be issued, upon request, a credit which may be used toward a Consultants' Training Institute seminar, conference, self-study course, software, or product sold by NACVA. There are no exceptions to this policy.

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CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group-Internet Based
Program Level Intermediate
Advanced Preparation There will be some advanced preparation work with this course.
Prerequisites Previous training or research on subject matter being taught for MAFF credential criteria.
Fields of Study Accounting 4
Auditing 8
Regulatory Ethics 1
Communications 10
Specialized Knowledge and Applications 9
Total CPE Hours 32
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NASBA Sponsorship
The Consultants' Training Institute (CTI) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: