Due to increased regulation and regulatory enforcement, an increasing number of financial crimes, and a record number of bankruptcies and corporate restructurings, the demand for financial litigation and forensic accounting services is set to soar. To help CPAs and other financial service professionals obtain the necessary training, certification, and credibility so they can grow and thrive in these areas, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) and the Consultants’ Training Institute® (CTI®) offer specialized certification and training programs, and the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®) credential.
Unlike most financial litigation training that tends to be general in scope, the Foundations of Financial Forensics Workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the professional responsibilities and legal underpinnings necessary to providing credible financial forensics services along with an overview of the highest growth areas of financial forensics practice. The nationally recognized and seasoned financial forensic experts who teach the programs also dive into the methodologies and approaches for calculating damages, financial investigative and forensic accounting techniques, skills development for communicating with judges, attorneys, and juries, and practice building strategies that are being employed by successful and emerging financial forensic analysts.
The online Financial Litigation Specialty Webinars offered in seven specialty tracks define both the legal and professional environments today in order to introduce relevant precedents, case law, and professional standards.
The CTI also offers practitioners several expert witness skills development workshops, including the Expert Witness Bootcamp and Matrimonial Expert Witness Bootcamp, applicable to expert witness from all walks, as well as attorneys. The Effective Expert Witnessing Clinic is a series of three webinar weeks that focus on critical aspects of expert witnessing. The CTI also offers the Litigation Report Writing Workshop to help practitioners raise the bar and learn effective approaches to writing an expert damages report for use in a litigation matter.
The Forensic Accounting Academy™ (Academy) is the most all-inclusive training in forensic accounting available to date. The intensive and hands-on, four-day Academy provides a one-stop source of 300+ tools, techniques, methods, and methodologies applicable to virtually any large or small financial matter, whether civil, criminal, or dispute, and defines the financial forensics/forensic accounting profession: “The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money©.”