September 21, 2022 8:00am – 11:30am Map & Directions 602-252-4144

Webcast: Introduction to Forensic Accounting (8-11:30)


Forensic accounting encompasses fraud investigation and prevention, as well as a wide variety of functions in litigation. Forensic accountants provide services ranging from serving as an expert witness, to litigation consultant and bankruptcy trustee. As our economy grows more complex, the need for forensic accountants grows as well. One critical role of the forensic accountant is exposing and examining financial fraud. Technology expands the way companies conduct business; however, technology also provides greater opportunities for those willing to commit fraud. Forensic accountants rely on their skills in accounting, coupled with their investigative skills, to explain to clients, courts, and jurors how fraudulent schemes occur and the effect caused by fraud. Forensic accountants also provide expert opinions in calculating damages in litigation and administering bankruptcy estates, as well as a host of other services.


ASCPA Live Online Webcast
Phoenix, AZ 85034-6617

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  • Understand the various roles and requirements of forensic accountants.
  • Recognize the skills that forensic accountants use in fraud investigation, in bankruptcy proceedings and in litigation support roles.
  • Understand the formal training and certifications available in forensic accounting.

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Accountants seeking to understand the many roles and services offered through forensic accounting and accountants seeking to augment their practices and increase billables.


Experience with individual and business clients.

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Eskin, William I.

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Bill is the owner of a consulting group, WIE, Inc., that provides assistance in various accounting and financial fields including construction contractors and real estate developers. Among the services provided include: profit enhancement, forensic & fraud investigations, and expert witness testimony in the areas of GAAP compliance, SSARS compliance, and GAAP compliance, specifically related to identifying and proving CPA malpractice.

Previously, Bill was the Director of Financial Analysis & Investigation for the world’s largest surety/fidelity operation. There, he provided financial and accounting assistance and advice to the underwriting and claims functions in addition to performing numerous forensic and fraud investigations related to employee theft and other defalcations.

Bill is an annual speaker at the AICPA National Construction Conference, numerous state CPA societies, as well as many organizations related to GAAP, GAAS, SAARS compliance, and numerous fraud and forensic issues. In addition, each year he assists in the authoring of the AICPA annual Construction Audit Guide Update and Construction Contractors Industry Developments.

Bill has recently authored and published numerous publications related to accounting, auditing, fraud, tax, and other issues.

On four separate occasions, Bill received an Outstanding Discussion Leader of the AICPA award and is a recipient of the AICPA 2014 Outstanding Discussion Leader Award

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  • Review of the different aspects of forensic accounting.
  • The civil litigation process as it relates to forensic accounting.
  • Litigation services provided by forensic accountants.
  • Fraud detection and prevention.
  • Various types of fraud.
  • Training and certifications in forensic accounting.
  • Forensic accounting in bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Forensic accounting in family law proceedings.
  • Calculating damages for use in litigation.
  • Valuations.
  • Ethical issues pertinent to forensic accounting.

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