Approach to Forensic Accounting and Forensic Audit

23 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2015

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Prof. Godwin Emmanuel Oyedokun

Lead City University Ibadan Nigeria ; OGE Professional Services Ltd; Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Date Written: March 7, 2015


Forensic accounting and forensic audit are not new concepts, however, their acceptability are just gaining momentum in Nigeria because of their perceived roles in National development and transformation. This paper presents various acceptable definitions and concepts of forensics and forensic accounting, forensic audit, it discusses other related forensic terminologies, distinction and similarities between statutory audit and forensic audit, approaches/steps and techniques in forensic audit engagements and functions of a forensic auditor. Contents analysis was used in presenting facts of the paper, review of relevant literature gives and confirmed the existing knowledge and further explanations were made with respect to the forensic concepts.

Keywords: Forensics, Forensic Accounting, Forensic Audit, Auditing, Investigative Accounting

JEL Classification: M41, M47, M49

Suggested Citation

Oyedokun, Godwin Emmanuel, Approach to Forensic Accounting and Forensic Audit (March 7, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Godwin Emmanuel Oyedokun (Contact Author)

Lead City University Ibadan Nigeria ( email )

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OGE Professional Services Ltd ( email )

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Nasarawa State University, Keffi ( email )

Department of Accounting
Faculty of Administration
Keffi, Nasarawa 234
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