Investigative and Forensic Accounting

Program description

The Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting Program (DIFA) is designed to provide a graduate professional accountant, or equivalent, with the skills, knowledge, insights and professional characteristics necessary to successfully respond effectively to: (1) the challenges of investigating fraud, other aspects of white-collar crime, and other financial disputes, and (2) the provision of reports, advice and evidence to clients, lawyers and courts for the resolution of situations relating to possible or pending civil or criminal legal proceedings. Consisting of 10 courses, the Diploma is delivered over a period of slightly more than two years, primarily on a distance-education, problem-based learning basis. Two, one-week residency periods are required, one each at the beginning and end of the Diploma. For Chartered Accountants who qualify, the Diploma may lead to a specialist designation, the CA·IFA.

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Credential awarded

Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA)

Program contact

    University of Toronto Mississauga
    Kaneff Centre, Room 108
    3359 Mississauga Road
    Mississauga, Ontario L5L IC6

    Telephone: (905) 569-4318


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