Forensic Accounting


forensic-accountingThis 3-day workshop encompassing one 2-day core component and one 1-day facilitated strategy and implementation session, is designed to inform and explain the role and function of forensic accounting in today’s corporate environment. The workshop seeks to analyse the interdependence of transactions across three critical financial statements: the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.

The workshop will inform participants on how to discover and root out discrepancies and inconsistencies across these statements. Participants will gain specific insight into the application of investigative accounting/audit tools and techniques to evaluate and act on key accounting red flags of accounting mis-representation. Participants will be better prepared to engage, inform and /or interact with senior management on risk and governance issues and to anticipate/correct systems to avoid potential problems altogether. 

Target Audience

  • Existing members of financial departments and units
  • Key employees and managers required to interact with the company’s financial process
  • Senior management and business heads of operational units
  • Users of financial statements and records
  • Compliance managers and supervisors

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and importance of the governance and risk process within the organization
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of the accounting and auditing systems
  • Link activity from key financial statements
  • Identify accounting or process inconsistencies, manipulation, and fraud
  • Interpret and apply the lessons learned from past corporate failures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the internal and the external audit
  • Apply risk assessment techniques to detect and monitor fraud
  • Develop/improve and leverage the accounting support system
  • Document all sources of funds and record/control the issuance of all funds

Programme Outline

Designed to run over a 3-day period, the workshop will cover specific deliverables on:

  • The organisation as a system and its governance processes
  • Transaction risk management
  • The role and function of forensic accounting
  • Analysis of key financial statements
  • Current acts in force and guidelines
  • Security groups and the company’s authorization concept
  • The audit committee and the responsibility for reporting

Facilitator: Nigel Chinapoo

Nigel is a Director of Rolley Holdings a local financial and information communication technology consulting firm and has held positions with a number of local and regional ICT and financial service companies. His unique background makes him well qualified to advise on corporate financial value chains and the role of technology in existing operational / change management and new business initiatives. He has over 18 years of experience in the financial and services industry both as a financial/accounting professional and technology/systems executive.

Nigel launched his accounting career with membership and subsequent fellowship of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1999/2001. He moved directly into the financial services industry with positions in financial and management accounting as well as corporate financial strategy and mergers and acquisition for regional corporates and their subsidiaries throughout the Caribbean. Subsequent executive management experience includes serving as the head of insurance and financial systems development at SunGard Data Systems in Atlanta as well as Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions at Citigroup. He also served as Chairman and Board Member with several Health and Document Imaging companies based in Trinidad and Tobago. This experience with leading financial organizations is further complemented by his leadership roles in various industry organizations including the E-Teck ICT Cluster advisory Board and member of the Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s EBITT committee.

Nigel is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BSc. in Economics/Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (F.C.C.A.).


Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 3 Days
Cost TT $4,200.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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