Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Forensic Accounting Course at AKMAL

The Royal Malaysian Customs Academy (AKMAL) organized a 10-day Forensic Accounting course at its Malacca office in Ayer Keroh. The professional development programme was attended by forty two custom officers and investigating officers from different states. Three researchers from the Accounting Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi MARA were invited to give talk on matters related to forensic accounting and financial criminology. Mr Mohd Saiyidi Mokhtar was speaking on the use of accounting information system in forensic accounting audit and data mining. Mr Mohd Rashid Tan Sri Musa was focusing on Forensic Interviewing Skills and Techniques. Prof Dr Normah's talk was on "Structured Approach to Fraud Investigation" and "The Development of Strategies to Identify and to Detect Financioal Statement Fraud". Another topic on "Digital Evidence" was given by a speaker from Cyber Security Sdn Bhd. After the morning lectures, participants who work in a group of 5-6 members were given a case company to work on.
Based on the information given in the case, participants were required to discuss financial statement fraud indicators as well as to provide financial statement analysis of the companies. Welldone everyone. The presentations were indeed very commendable. ARI is really glad that we can contribute in the professional development of these officers...

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