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Learn how to establish internal controls and information systems to prevent fraud, as well as the processes and procedures needed to detect and investigate fraud when it has occurred. As part of the Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program (rSBI), the Auditing and Forensic Accounting Concentration is stackable with the following master's programs: MACC in Financial Accounting, MBA in Professional Accounting, MBA
This concentration examines the principles and components governing management information systems with strong emphasis on the importance of internal control within the system. Audit Analytics course introduces the application of audit analytics to organizations as audit evidence. Forensic Accounting course provides forensic accountants with skills to investigate fraud and more importantly to prevent fraud as well.
You can take the course listed below as individual classes or as stackable courses towards the completion of a concentration.
This course examines the principles and components governing management information systems with strong emphasis on the importance of internal control within the system. Illustrates the role of the computer in accounting and general information systems and accounting transactions processing, environment of information systems, designing new system controls, flowcharting, management, designing computer-oriented controls, systems analysis, design, implementation, and follow-up principles of systems design and standards of internal control.
This is the first course of the Audit Analytics Certificate Program. There are two main purposes of this course: (1) introduce the basic application of analytics to both internal and external audit processes in current ubiquitous computer-based information systems, and (2) introduce the application of audit analytics to organizations. This course emphasizes the usage of statistics and the interpretation of results to be used as audit evidence. It is designed to impart the theory and practice of the foundational statistical techniques applied in an audit.
This course will provide you with a comprehensive background to the means, motives and opportunities that give rise to fraud. The ethical dimensions of the fraud examiner's role are presented. The course further covers recognition of the symptoms of fraud, means of fraud prevention, and methods of uncovering frauds by, and against, organizations. Frauds by and against organizations include financial statement, revenue and inventory, balance sheet-based fraud, and consumer fraud. Bankruptcy, divorce, and e-commerce frauds are also covered.
The concentration and courses are offered by the Accounting & Information Systems Department
Sample Relevant Careers: Controller, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Compliance Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Auditor, Forensic Accountant, Government Accountant, Government Auditor, Information Technology Auditor, Internal Auditor, Tax Accountant, Data Analyst, Consultant, Financial Advisor, Credit Analyst