Forensic Accounting – An Investigative Approach of Accounting

9 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last revised: 13 Jan 2014

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Mohammed Mehadi Masud Mazumder

University of Dhaka - Department of Accounting & Information Systems

Date Written: June 13, 2011

Abstract

Economic crimes have increased dramatically in recent years. This becomes evident in viewing newspaper reports, which on an almost daily basis report of economic crimes committed in communities across the country. Forensic accounting can be defined as the science of gathering and presenting financial information in a form that will be accepted by a court of jurisprudence against perpetrators of economic crimes. This study covers the meaning, importance, and scope of forensic accounting. The demand for and interest in forensic accounting is expected to continue to increase; more universities are planning to provide forensic accounting education. It is widely viewed forensic accounting education as being relevant and beneficial to accounting students, the business community, the accounting profession, and accounting programs.

Keywords: Corporate Collapse, Forensic Accounting, Fraud, Judicial Scrutiny, Stakeholders

Suggested Citation

Mazumder, Mohammed Mehadi Masud, Forensic Accounting – An Investigative Approach of Accounting (June 13, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1864346 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1864346

Mohammed Mehadi Masud Mazumder (Contact Author)

University of Dhaka - Department of Accounting & Information Systems ( email )

Bangladesh

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