12. Business Background Investigations in North America

Track: 
General Forensic
Field of Study: 
Accounting
CPE Credit: 
1.5
Knowledge Level: 
Intermediate
Prerequisite: 
Basic knowledge of, or general experience in, forensic accounting, business valuation, or litigation

Monday, November 5, 2018
 
4:00PM-5:15PM

Online due diligence investigations examine the backgrounds of corporate entities and the principals who manage them. Regardless of your investigative ability, learning the critical thinking tactics to research and conduct due diligence analyses will enable you to arm your clients with the intelligence they need to make proactive decisions in life and business. This class will explore the databases, Web sites, and Internet resources required to locate difficult information on companies, their assets, and the people that run them.

Participants will master completing a due diligence report utilizing a wealth of information: public records, legal filings, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, and open source material. You will utilize the tools and resources needed to find and vet information about companies and their owners. Additionally, we will examine professional fee-based and free tools and resources to understand their functionality and limitations to access all the information that's out there.

Learning objectives:

  • Write reports that emphasize and highlight key findings
  • Identify key resources available to investigators that go unused
  • Find and vet applicant information within keystrokes
  • Implement handy tactics for conducting online fraud investigations.


SESSION SPEAKER(S)

President, Hetherington Group