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									Learn to Stop Financial Fraud by Taking Centennial College’s Program

Job titles such as forensic accounting/ litigation consultants, tax auditors, gaming investigators,
insurance investigators, bank investigators and internal auditors all fall under the umbrella of
Financial Fraud Investigation. This relatively new field had gained popularity with the increase
of financial crime such as credit card and insurance scams, compromising of bank cards, gaming
scams and more. In addition, the advancement in technology has seen financial crime evolve
rapidly, which creates new risks that need to be addressed. This new financial fraud
investigations field is one that organizations turn to for help. It combines the business of money
with investigations of criminal activities.

At Centennial College, students have the opportunity to gain the essential skills and knowledge
in forensic accounting and investigation techniques that are needed in order to have a successful
career. The school offers an eight-month Financial Fraud Investigation program, with intakes in
fall and winter, which results in an Ontario College graduate certificate. It is especially focused
on preparing students to find entry-level positions in the fields of forensic accounting and audit
investigations within the public or private sections.

This program is designed for applicants who have completed a diploma or degree program but
want to learn more about the field of financial fraud investigations. Therefore, applicants who are
interested in embarking on this program must submit an official transcript demonstrating proof
of successful completion of a post-secondary diploma in business or accounting. They may also
be required to attend an interview session and present a resume. English and/or math skills may
also be tested. Applicants who present a combination of partial post-secondary education and
relevant work experience will be considered as well. 

The Financial Fraud Investigation program proudly uses dynamic learning situations that involve
the most up-to-date technologies, case studies and simulations. These learning techniques are
applied in areas of forensic accounting fraud and economic loss quantification such as:
investigating and analyzing financial evidence, testifying as a witness, becoming involved in
criminal investigations, uncovering financial evidence in employee or insurance fraud cases, and
investigation in the rapidly evolving area of computer fraud. More specifically, students study
specialized courses such as: Financial Crimes Investigation, Introduction to Intelligence
Gathering, International Legal Elements, Forensic Accounting, Ethics and Fraud Criminology
and more. Experts from the industry serve as faculty, ensuring that students are learning from
firsthand experiences. In addition, the program content prepares students for the Certified Fraud
Examiner examination.

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