ACCT 835 Accounting Fraud in Government


This course explores how accounting fraud is committed in government both by internal and external players. Fraud is expensive and damaging not only to the government but also to the general public as it could lead to billions of losses each year. Therefore, it is necessary to prevent them through early detection methods. This course also introduces the learners to the different U.S. statutes related to accounting practices and how they are related to the investigation of fraud and the prosecution of the same.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand how accounting fraud is committed in government and its impact as a whole.
2. Differentiate fraud committed in the public sector from those done in the private sector.
3. Learn about the different types of government fraud.
4. How to prevent and report accounting fraud in government.