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Forensic accountants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of financial data. Their expertise may be used to investigate fraud, establish the value of a business, trace the receipts of a criminal enterprise or uncover tax evaders.  

Forensic accounting requires a sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts, as well as a thorough understanding of the laws that govern financial transactions.

At W&J, students learn accounting in a liberal arts environment. Specifically, the accounting program develops students’ technical competencies while stressing critical thinking and analytical abilities as well as written and oral communication skills. The importance of ethical considerations are emphasized.

The requirements of W&J’s accounting major are designed to preserve the flexibility needed for students to avail themselves of the breadth of educational opportunities offered by the liberal arts while providing a strong foundation for entry into the accounting profession.

If you think you’d like to pursue a career in forensic accounting, the following course work might be useful: 

ACC 342

Taxation of Individuals

ACC 341

Taxation of Business Entities

ACC 361

Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting

ACC 431

Advanced Financial Accounting

ACC 471

Auditing and Financial Assurances

BUS 319

Business Law

ECON 303

Money and Banking

ITL 335

Information Security

PHIL 232

Dimensions of Professional Ethics