White Collar Crime: What Every CPA Should Know

Thursday, April 08, 2021
Webcast or Webinar, Online
4:00 PM - 5:25 PM (opens at 3:30 PM) EST
Accounting and Auditing

Registration is Closed

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

$39.00 Regular Price
$59.00 Regular Price
Course Type: Webcast
Course Code: 21/AC827219
Level: Basic
Vendor: ACPEN
Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental), Accounting (Governmental)


According to the FBI, “white-collar crime is … synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals … characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust …. The motivation behind these crimes is financial—to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services or to secure a personal or business advantage.”  CPAs can and should play a crucial role in preventing and detecting white collar crime, as well as in prosecuting the perpetrators.  This session will explore whether we are up to this challenge, heighten awareness regarding the CPA’s role as a front-line defender of the public interest, and assess whether we are deserving of the public trust we enjoy.


  • What white collar crime is
  • Nature and characteristics of white collar crime
  • Why CPAs play a key role in combating white collar crime

Major Topics:

  • Definitions of white collar crime
  • White collar crime characteristics
  • CPA role in combating white collar crime

Designed For:

CPAs, accountants and auditors at all levels