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Forensic Accounting: Court Approved Methods of Proof

How does a forensic accountant calculate financial losses? Federal courts have approved various ways to calculate losses ranging from the net worth method of proof to the expenditures method. Each method of proof depends on the available facts to the forensic accountant. This presentation will focus on the various court approved methods of proof, when to use them, and how to calculate the total loss.

Program Content:

  • The major topics covered in this class include:
  •  The role of methods of proof in forensic accounting
  •  The various types of methods of proof approved by the courts
  •  The weakness and strengths of the methods of proof
  •  The formulas in calculating methods of proof
  •  Applying the formulas in various circumstances

Learning Objectives:

  •  Identify the various court approved methods of proof
  •  Recognize the court cases approving the methods of proof
  •  Calculate the different methods of proof
  •  Using given facts, choose the appropriate method of proof


Robert Nordlander, CPA, CFE

Robert Nordlander is the principal member of Nordlander CPA, PLLC, a forensic accounting and tax resolution firm.  He is a retired Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.  He has over 20 years of experience conducting federal criminal investigations to include tax evasion, money laundering, and other white-collar violations.  As an international speaker, he teaches money laundering and forensic accounting to law enforcement, bank officials, attorneys, and court personnel.
When: Friday, April 26th, 2024. 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM EST
Where: Your home or office
Speaker: Robert Nordlander, CPA, CFE
CPE Credits: 4 Forensic Accounting CPE
CLE Credits: 4 Substantive CLE
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Price: FREE for ALA Members / $85 for Non-Members

About CPE/CLE:

* The ALA issues CLE credits as an accredited provider of CLE in Pennsylvania (PA CLE Provider # 5963). Live, internet-based courses are approved as Distance Learning courses by the PA Supreme Court CLE Board. For additional information, please visit http://www.pacle.org/.  To the best of our knowledge, the following states have attorney self-reporting procedures for out-of-state provider programs or reciprocity with accredited providers in the state of Pennsylvania: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and South Dakota.  However, please review the specific rules and requirements in your state.  Please contact member services with any questions at memberservices@alacommunity.org.
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