Forensic investigations are about capturing and presenting evidence but this evidence must be:

  • obtained legally
  • admissible in any legal proceedings arising from the investigation
  • presented in ways that lay out the facts of the case as clearly as possible

Forensic investigations sometimes fail because the forensic investigator loses sight of one or more of these underlying principles.

This course will assist the forensic accountant to understand the primary role of this specialised discipline – forensically capturing and preparing evidence for presentation in legal proceedings.  

Key topics:

  • What is evidence?
  • What types of evidence are commonly captured by forensic investigators?
  • In what ways can evidence be legally obtained?
  • Why is some evidence inadmissible in legal proceedings?
  • How can evidence be best presented?

This course consists of one online course and one online assessment.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the concept of ‘evidence’ in its various forms
  • Discuss the use of evidence in legal proceedings
  • Explain the importance of ensuring evidence is legally admissible 
  • Apply the techniques that will help to present in a compelling way the outcomes of an investigation


This course is suitable for accountants working in financial investigations and forensic accounting in the corporate, SME, public practice, not for profit and public sectors.

365 Days