PracticeAuditForensic accounting grows in popularity

Forensic accounting grows in popularity

The spate of accounting scandals over the last 18 months has helped spark interest in one of the more interesting sides of the profession - forensic accounting.

Link: Forensic accountants: Under the microscope

Universities and business schools offering courses in this subject have reported a massive increase in enrolment levels.

The London Business School has seen a 30% to 40% increase in student numbers in the last two years, according to a report in the Financial Times.

Professor Marsh, of the LBS said: ‘There has been a surge of interest in forensic accounting. The biggest impact of the Enron collapse has not been on what we do, but on the motivation to do these courses, to get into the nitty gritty of accounts.’

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