The Knowledge Group
The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Congress Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Forensic Auditing for CPAs: The Essentials from a Practitioner's Perspective

New York, NY, March 23, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast on “Forensic Auditing for CPAs: The Essentials from a Practitioner's Perspective”. This two-hour event is scheduled on Monday, June 7, 2010, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

Investors and stakeholders in today's capital markets expect that the financial statements they analyze truly are a fair representation of a company's financial position. A critical component to this expectation is that the auditors who have signed an audit opinion have done everything they can to ensure that the financial statements are free of material misstatements due to error or fraud. Auditors today are expected to detect fraud, even though they may not have the necessary skill sets or experience to do so. This course focuses on training auditors to think and act more forensically and will deliver the skill sets necessary to detect fraud in an organization.

Major Topics:
- Current forensic landscape
- Basics of forensic accounting
- Developing a forensic mindset
- Forensic auditing procedures
- Comparing evidence gathering methods
- Using forensic technology tools
- Matching audit procedures to identified risk factors
- Conflicts auditors face when they discover fraud has been occurring at an audit client

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Ronald L. Durkin, CPA/CFF, CFE, CIRA, Senior Managing Director, Durkin Forensic

William P. Olsen, CFE, CGFM, CIA, Principal – Forensics, Investigations and Litigation Services, Grant Thornton LLP

Martin S. Wilczynski, CPA, CFE, Senior Managing Director - Forensic and Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting, Inc.

Jeffrey L. Baliban, Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting

For more details on the event, please visit:

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

The Knowledge Congress
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services