Forensic Accounting (Short Course)

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Forensic Accounting Free Online Course

Whether already working as an accountant  or interested in trying something entirely new, this forensic accounting free online coursefreeof charge can help you take that next important step toward the career of your dreams.

Forensic Accounting Short Course

Oxford Home Study Centre is now providing the opportunity for new and experienced candidates to take our forensic accounting courses online free of charge.  For the first time, we are offering an exclusive forensic accounting free online course, with no entry requirements to fulfil and no fixed study schedules.  Ideal for anyone pursuing a career in forensic accountancy, this free introductory course provides an essential overview of the basics. Key topics covered include a brief history of fraud, an overview of the antifraud profession, a look at the different types of fraud, a breakdown of the investigative process and the primary duties of the forensic accountant. All study aids and learning resources are included as standard, with no specialist equipment or additional learning materials required.  Oxford Home Study Centre welcomes ambitious candidates from all backgrounds - sign up for our all-new forensic accounting free online course today.

Why Study Forensic Accountancy?

The field of forensic accountancy concerns the detection and prevention of financial fraud.  Cyber criminals continue to pose a growing threat to consumers and businesses of all sizes worldwide.  Likewise, organisations must contend with the constant threat posed by internal entities looking to conduct fraudulent acts from within. For the forensic accountant, it is an ongoing ‘cat and mouse’ game between those conducting fraud and those tasked with preventing it. The consequences of fraud can be catastrophic, emphasising the importance of preventing fraud from occurring in the first place.  As a forensic accountant, your job is to protect the businesses and clients you work for from all possible eventualities.  A demanding role of high responsibility, which promises high salaries and lifelong job security for those who make the grade.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Identify Fraud and types of Fraud
  • Discuss the history of Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting
  • Discuss different types of investigations and investigation planning

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


This Forensic Accounting Short Course covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  • Brief History of Fraud and the Antifraud Profession
  • What Is Fraud?
  • Types of Investigation
  • Conducting an Investigation
  • Forensic Accountants, Fraud Auditors and Financial Auditors
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Forensic Accountants



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing