Fraud: Ensuring Integrity in Financial Reporting

6 Credits: Accounting


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Fraud: Ensuring Integrity in Financial Reporting

Course Level
CPE Credits

6 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

Accounting for Investments is a detailed course designed to navigate the intricate aspects of managing and accounting for various investment types. The course features an in-depth analysis of investment classifications and the accounting practices for each, addressing key transactions such as purchases, impairments, and sales. Participants will benefit from a clear understanding of the rules for unrealized gains and losses, equity method recordation, and investment accounting in nonprofit environments. The course also provides practical insights into investment control, including comprehensive discussions on investment procedures and policies, and the potential risks involved. By focusing on these critical areas, the course empowers professionals with the necessary skills to manage investments effectively, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and enhancing the financial integrity of their organizations.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify techniques used to manipulate a company’s financials
  • Recognize common financial reporting issues
  • Recognize measurement and recognition of employee stock-based compensation
  • Identify regulations that protect investors from unethical business practices
  • Recognize how Sarbanes Oxley Act improves corporate behavior and enhances audit quality
  • Identify laws that govern social responsibilities of business
  • Recognize the role of good corporate governance in protecting shareholder value
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
September 22, 2022

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Number of Pages

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: Yes
Qualifies for CA Fraud Credits: 3

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CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.