FAC745 - Forensic Investigations and Bankruptcy Law

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Subject Title
Forensic Investigations and Bankruptcy Law

Subject Description

Much forensic accounting work is done in the context of bankruptcy and insolvency law and cases. Specially qualified accountants also play a critical role in the bankruptcy and insolvency system in Canada. In this course, students will obtain a detailed practical introduction to bankruptcy and insolvency law in Canada.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • articulate the key components of the Canadian bankruptcy and insolvencies laws related to corporations and other organizations.
  • contribute as part of a team carrying out forensic investigations of alleged wrongdoings including fraud, embezzlement, conversion and breach of trust, related to a failed or distressed entity.
  • demonstrate comprehension of the international legal process relating to bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings that involve multiple jurisdictions.
  • outline the steps to trace absconded funds that are diverted in the context of a bankruptcy proceeding that was commenced for fraudulent purposes.
  • exhibit confidence working in support positions alongside legal professionals that specialize in the area of insolvency and restructuring.                                        

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