Forensic Accounting Conference 2020 - Online

Sharpen your technical skills and keep up with your key developments in the specialised area of Forensic Accounting.
The Forensic Accounting Conference is a popular biennial event that will be hosted online over four days - 10, 11, 18 & 26 November 2020 for the first time. The content-rich agenda covers vital areas within forensic accounting, expert evidence and investigation that are equally important to accounting professionals in practice or working in corporate or government roles.

The online program comprises of seven live streamed sessions, with short (two hours or less) sessions per day.

The Forensic Accounting Online Conference offers insights from some of the industry's most qualified professionals who will explain the latest changes that affect forensic accounting in both Australia and New Zealand.

Content description

Designed in collaboration with the Forensic Accounting Committee, this flagship event of the CA ANZ education program brings together a specialist group within an environment of shared learning.

Through a user-friendly online portal, delegates can interact, ask questions and clarify areas of particular interest. The content will cover important topics such as:
  • Industry trends and changes
  • Class actions
  • Whistle-blower legislation
  • Allocating class action losses
  • Ponzi schemes
  • How technology will affect Forensic Accounting
  • Taxation issues in damages assessments

Learning outcomes

Completing this CPD activity will help you to gain a deeper understanding of:
  • Key updates relating to forensic accounting investigations and disputes 
  • The main developments in forensic accounting industry changes, trends and standards,  
  • Changes to whistle-blower legislation, standards and practice 
  • The role of expert witnesses in the international arbitration processes
  • Steps involved in allocating class action losses 
  • Warning signs of investment scams, including Ponzi schemes 
  • Common taxation issues in damages assessments

Tuesday 10 November

12:00pm  Welcome

12:10pm  Expert witness in international arbitration - Richard Hayler CA

1:00pm   Break

1:15pm   Taxation issues in damages and compensation assessments - David W Marks QC

2:05pm   Day one wrap up

2:10pm   End


Wednesday 11 November

12:00pm  Recap of day one

12:05pm  Impact of blockchain technology on forensic investigations and disputes - Michael Bacina

12:55pm  Break

1:10pm   Ponzi Schemes - Alex Bell

2:00pm   Day two wrap up

2:05pm   End


Wednesday 18 November

12:00pm  Recap of day two

12:05pm  Expert evidence in class actions – Christine Oliver & David Taylor

12:55pm  Break

1:10pm   Developments in whistle-blower legislation, standards and practice – Dean Newlan

2:00pm   Day three wrap up

2:05pm   End


Thursday 26 November

12:00pm  Recap of day three

12:05pm  Panel of judges: Expert evidence – the view from the bench - Hon. Justice Peter Riordan, Hon. Justice Joshua Wilson
Moderator: Owain Stone

1:05pm   Closing address

1:15pm   End

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Online - Zoom Platform
Registration close 
24 hours prior to event start time.

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Topic: Audit & Assurance

Sub-Topic: Forensic Accounting

Format: Conference

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Authority

CPD: Upto 7 hours