Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Jennifer Grafton
This subject considers business fraud and forensic processes from an accounting perspective. The subject introduces students to various types of fraud, considering recent trends in fraudulent business activities both within Australia and globally. Regulatory requirements and best practice procedures for the design of fraud management (prevention) programs are considered and the latest in fraud detection methods (with an emphasis on information technology tools) are evaluated. The subject also considers the role of accounting in fraud and other business forensic investigations in the context of the Australian legal framework including: methods for obtaining and controlling evidence; conducting investigations; quantifying loss and damage; and the presentation of evidence in court as an expert witness.
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject students should be able to: |
• Define fraud;
• Explain and describe different types of fraud and fraud schemes;
• Describe recent fraud trends in the Australian and broader international context;
• Recommend corporate governance measures and accountability frameworks that can be used in the prevention of fraud;
• Explain and apply fraud detection processes;
• Explain the law of evidence as it applies within the Australian corporate regulatory framework;
• Explain forensic processes for fraud investigation including the identification of relevant information and facts to be used to quantify loss and damage in cases involving a civil wrong or breach of contract; and
• Describe the key elements of an expert witness report.
A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%), a group assignment of not more than 2000 words due mid semester (20%) and seminar preparation and participation (10%). Successful completion of this subject requires a minimum 50% pass in the end-of-semester examination.
|Prescribed Texts:||You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Forensic Accounting |
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