Litigation Bootcamp for Financial Experts

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™(MAFF®) Specialty Training

Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and The Financial Forensics Institute

Due to increased regulation and regulatory enforcement, as well as a record number of bankruptcies and corporate restructurings, the demand for financial forensic services is set to soar. To help CPAs and other financial service professionals obtain the necessary training, certification, and credibility so they can grow and thrive in the financial forensics area, the CTI, through its partner NACVA, offers specialized certification and training programs and the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®) credential.

NACVA’s MAFF training offers practitioners seven different specialized pathways to acquire the MAFF:

  • Commercial Damages and Lost Profits
  • Matrimonial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring
  • Business Valuation in Litigation
  • Business and Intellectual Property Damages
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Risk Management

These areas have common underpinnings, yet with their own unique set of dynamics. The specialty programs are developed and presented by a team of nationally recognized financial forensic experts who are leaders in their respective fields, and unlike most financial forensics training that tends to be general in scope, our programs are a deep dive into the methodologies, approaches, trends, financial investigative techniques, communication skills, practice management, and practice building strategies that are being employed by successful and emerging financial forensic analysts. The MAFF credential makes a statement that when it comes to financial forensics, credential holders are the “Masters” of this field

 

How you will benefit

After completing this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the methodologies and approaches in a specialty area of financial forensics and how to integrate them in related proceedings
  • Differentiate between generally accepted financial forensic methodologies
  • Identify the elements of a report that meet the demands of the legal system
  • Recognize and avoid pitfalls of incorporating financial evidence in a legal proceeding
  • Recognize, implement, and apply legal concepts protocol to financial expert engagements
  • Identify the responsibilities of an expert, from retention through resolution of the proceeding

Who should attend

CPAs, valuation experts, economists, and other financial professionals who render services designed to assist in the resolution of legal disputes involving financial matters. This training is geared toward the seasoned practitioner and utilizes state-of-the-art training techniques to maximize learning and retention. Less seasoned practitioners have much to gain also, because this training—challenging as it is—will broaden their perspectives and tune their skills for working effectively with legal professionals.

Commercial Damages and Lost profits

This specialty track focuses on the foundations and fundamentals of business damages measurement, including alternative approaches and methodologies, notable code sections and case law, foundational evidence and research sources, and reporting guidelines and strategies embraced by the most effective business damages experts.

What You Will Cover

  • Apply the traditional methodologies used for economic damages
  • Explore and evaluate alternative approaches in the measurement of damages
  • Apply models used in the measurement and presentation of economic damages
  • Identify sources of information, economic, and industry data
  • Integrate the use of statistical and economic concepts into damages models
  • Discuss case law that impacts damages measurement
Live Webinar Series
November 30–December 4, 2015
Elements of Lost Profits and Introduction to Lost Profits Lost Profits Methods and Procedures, Part 1 Lost Profits Methods and Procedures, Part 2 Lost Profits Methods and Procedures, Part 3 Other Considerations in Lost Profits
Live Training
  Early Registration Discount and Deadlines
2015 Dates and Locations 10% Discount 5% Discount
October 19–20, 2015 Houston, TX 8/31/2015 9/30/2015

Matrimonial Litigation

This specialty track focuses on the entire process of matrimonial litigation support, including determining support, valuing assets, and distribution of assets. Covered within this arena are valuation of marital assets, including closely held business and stock options, taxes for divorce and distribution, asset distribution, and practice management issues.

What You Will Cover

  • Identify and utilize data-gathering techniques
  • Interpret tax returns to determine economic income and identifiable assets
  • Investigate financial records to uncover hidden assets and unreported income
  • Perform an analysis of household spending
  • Compare and employ the appropriate standard of value
  • Identify appropriate valuation approaches and methods in family law matters
  • Identify and implement optimal property distribution strategies
  • Discuss tax consequences related to income, support, and property distribution
Live Webinar Series
November 9–13, 2015
Fundamentals of Matrimonial Litigation and How We Provide Services Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Cases Organizing Your Work and Reporting Your Findings Valuation Issues in Matrimonial Engagments Tax Considerations in Divorce
Live Training
  Early Registration Discount and Deadlines
2015 Dates and Locations 10% Discount 5% Discount
October 19–20, 2015 Houston, TX 8/31/2015 9/30/2015

Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring

his specialty track focuses on work that practitioners may be called upon to perform when working in bankruptcy, reorganization, and insolvency. It is structured to provide a solid introduction to the laws, regulations, and administrative aspects of corporate bankruptcy and culminates with forensic financial analysis and the litigation environment relating to corporate bankruptcy, reorganization, and insolvency.

What You Will Cover

  • Develop, implement, and examine the debtor’s reorganization plan
  • Specify the financial and regulatory reporting issues regarding distressed businesses
  • Identify the accounting issues that arise before, during, and after reorganization including “fresh start” accounting
  • Identify the unique accounting, auditing, tax, and operational issues for a company operating as a debtor-in-possession
  • Identify unique income tax issues relating to liquidating and reorganizing companies
  • Compare and contrast the specific valuation standards, approaches, methods, and issues relating to distressed and/or restructured businesses and related litigation
  • Apply financial forensic methods and techniques to companies in Chapter 11 proceedings
Live Webinar Series
July 20–24, 2015
September 21–21, 2015
Services
Provided
to Distressed
Businesses
Fraud, Financial
Forensics, and
Special
Investigations
Valuation of
Distressed
Businesses
and Plan of
Reorganization
Avoidance,
Reclamation, and
Recovery Actions
Solvency and
Insolvency Testing

Business Valuation in Litigation

This specialty track focuses on the dynamics of business valuation conclusions and calculations in the context of litigation, controlling professional standards, notable case law, differing approaches to reporting in litigation, traditional and situation-specific standards of value, and other key issues impacting BV in litigation.

What You Will Cover

  • Identify standards of value and approaches peculiar to shareholder disputes and other related litigation-based valuations
  • Apply legal concepts relating to business valuation in professional engagements
  • Explain professional standards governing business valuation experts in litigation engagements
  • Apply professional standards in the litigation environment
  • Write an effective valuation report applicable to litigation engagements
  • Identify the weaknesses of valuation reports in the litigation environment
  • List principles of effective communication in litigation n Apply litigation and communication skills in delivering deposition and trial testimony
  • Describe the dynamics of litigation in business valuation matters
Live Webinar Series
October 12–16, 2015
Business Valuation Reporting and Challenges in the Litigation Environment Standards and Premises of Value in Dissenting Shareholder, Bankruptcy, and Divorce Litigation Reviewing and Challenging the Opposing Expert’s Report—Developing Effective CrossExamination Strategies Opposing Experts Without Standards— What to Expect and How to Challenge Them Tax Issues in Litigation-Based Valuations

Business and Intellectual Property Damages

This track focuses on the legal foundations, methodology, best practices, and current trends in business damages and infringement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property.

What You Will Cover

  • Apply quantitative methodologies in the measurement of damages
  • Apply damages methods and models appropriate to the facts and circumstances (and the governing law)
  • Apply advanced damages concepts in preparing a damage calculation that will withstand scrutiny
  • Evaluate business interruption insurance and damage claims
  • Explain the similarities and differences in utility patent, design patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets damages
  • Apply valuation concepts to intellectual property damages
  • Identify the basic components to address in an intellectual property damages expert report
  • Describe and understand the recent history of the entire market value rule (EMVR)
Live Webinar Series
October 12–16, 2015
Advanced Concepts in Lost Profits Calculations Special Considerations for Lost Profits Calculations Patent Damages, Part 1 Patent Damages, Part 2 Trademark and Copyright Damages

Forensic Accounting

This track focuses on immediately useable and practical skills—not theory. Attendees will immediately deploy their skills upon return to their responsibilities. Designed for both financial and nonfinancial professionals who require sophisticated investigative and analytical skills to stay abreast of increasing civil and criminal wrongdoer duplicity.

What You Will Cover

  • Employ tools, hypotheses, theorems, and tests to various stages of the financial forensics engagement
  • Identify technical reference sources
  • Describe the techniques of behavior detection/FACS
  • Describe the difference between the different types of digital analysis
  • Identify your professional responsibilities regardless of financial or non-financial responsibilities
Live Webinar Series
September 21–25, 2015
November 30–December 4, 2015
Foundational Tools: Genogram, Entity/ Party, CRO, Indirect Method, Cash-T, APD Advanced Forensic Indices, Forensic Lexicology, Forensic Benefit Streams, Damages, QDE Advanced Report Card Techniques, Alter Ego, Fraudulent Transfer, Fraud, Proof-of-Cash, I/S Advanced Forensic Report Writing, Trial Exhibits, Scripting, Depo Matrix Advanced Technical Analysis, Gott’s Principle, Central Limits, Wigmorean Charts
Live Training
Forensic Accounting Academy™ Early Registration Discount and Deadlines
2015 Dates and Locations 10% Discount 5% Discount
October 19–20, 2015 Houston, TX 8/31/2015 9/30/2015

Fraud Risk Management

This specialty track focuses on a comprehensive understanding of fraud risk management, from identification of an organization’s fraud risk to provision of practical tools to address them. The solutions offered are applicable to entities of any size and structure, from small, privately owned companies to multi-national, publicly held organizations as well as not-for-profit and governmental/regulatory enterprises.

What You Will Cover

  • Define what fraud risk is
  • List benefits of managing fraud by engaging an entire organization
  • Discuss fraud schemes and the environments where they breed and proliferate
  • Develop fraud detection and deterrence techniques, including identifying and assessing fraud risk at work
  • Evaluate the resident fraud risk using a comprehensive fraud risk methodology
  • Develop tools to enable the organization to mitigate, share, or accept the fraud risks identified
  • Identify situations and conditions where fraud risk is present and needs to be managed
  • Evaluate existing internal controls and make relevant recommendations for value-added improvements
  • Differentiate roles and responsibilities for fraud deterrence and investigation among the board of directors, independent auditors, management, and consultants
Live Webinar Series
November 9–13, 2015
Detecting Occupational Fraud Introduction to Fraud Risk Management Fraud Risk Assessment and the Internal Control Framework Fraud Deterrence and Fraud Detection Interviewing and Financial Statement Audits

 

This bootcamp and related pre-recorded webinars are required training to obtain the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential. The common theme of the bootcamp will be a case study. Attendees will work in teams developing their expert analyses, reports, and exhibits, focusing on their selected specialty area while taking the matter through deposition and trial. The culmination of the program will be a live jury trial in which participants work with seasoned trial attorneys and view jury deliberations via live video and audio feed. The proctored MAFF specialty exam will be administered on the day following the jury trial.

What You Will Cover

Day 1: Lost Profits and Valuation in Financial Forensics

Day 2: Deposition—Theory, Practice, Strategy, Witness Preparation, and Communication with Jurors;

Day 3: The Dynamics of Trial—Expert Testimony and Juror Perspectives

  • Define the damages, lost profits, and valuation components of a lawsuit
  • Deliver effective testimony
  • Identify and respond to alternative approaches to deposition examination
  • Utilize deposition transcripts productively
  • Prepare retaining counsel for the deposition of the opposing expert
  • Prepare for trial
  • Prepare for trial with retaining counsel
  • Prepare counsel with substance for effective cross-examination of the opposing expert
  • Deliver credible and persuasive effective trial testimony
  • Survive cross-examination
  • Communicate effectively with judges and jurors
  • Explain the process that judges and jurors employ in deliberations and arriving at their verdict
Live Training
  Early Registration Discount and Deadlines
2015 Dates and Locations 10% Discount 5% Discount
October 19–20, 2015 Houston, TX 8/31/2015 9/30/2015
December 9–12, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 10/31/2015 11/30/2015

 

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) Specialty Training

2015 Pricing (Before Early Registration Discounts) Non-Member Member
Live Option Package: Three-day Bootcamp and Two-day Specialty Training, plus Membership and MAFF Certification Exam ($600 off retail price) (40 Hrs CPE) $3,490 N/A
Live Option: Three-day Bootcamp and Two-day Specialty Training (40 Hrs CPE) $3,000 $2,700
Live + Webinar Option Package: Three-day Bootcamp and Specialty Track Webinars, plus Membership and MAFF Certification Exam ($500 off retail price) (39 Hrs CPE) $2,990 N/A
Live + Webinar Option: Three-day Bootcamp and Specialty Track Webinars (39 Hrs CPE) $2,400 $2,160
Live + Self-Study Option: Three-day Bootcamp (24 Hrs CPE) and Fraud Risk Management Self-Study Course, plus CPE Exam (32 Hrs NACVA CPE) $2,400 $2,160
MAFF Certification Exam $595 $595
First-Year NACVA Membership $495 N/A

Note: These courses are paperless.

 

To register: print, complete, and mail or fax (801-486-7500) the Registration Form to the Consultants’ Training Institute (c/o NACVA); or complete the Registration Form and e-mail to info@theCTI.com; or call Member Services: (800) 677-2009. Click here for the Registration Form.

There is no charge to reschedule your training. Cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the first day of the seminar will be eligible for a prompt refund. A $100 administration fee will be charged for three or more days’ registration at a Consultants’ Training Institute and $50 for all other seminar registrations. If requesting a “refund,” any credit vouchers and or Pacesetter Points® applied to the original purchase will be forfeited. Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled event (and no-shows) will be issued, upon request, a credit which may be used toward a Consultants’ Training Institute seminar, conference, self-study course, or product sold by NACVA. If requesting a “credit,” any credit vouchers and/or Pacesetter Points applied to the original purchase will be added back to the purchaser’s account for future use. There are no exceptions to this policy.

For information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, call our director of Member Services: (801) 486-0600.

Refund Policy for Airfare

Delivery Method Group-Internet Based
Program Level Intermediate
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or research on subject matter being taught for MAFF credential criteria.
Fields of Study Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Total CPE Hours   15

For more information regarding CPE, Program Levels and Fields of Study please click here.

The Consultants’ Training Institute (CTI) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
 

MAFF Prerequisite Requirements

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) Designation Application

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Litigation Bootcamp for Financial Experts

This bootcamp and related pre-recorded webinars are required training to obtain the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential. The common theme of the bootcamp will be a case study. Attendees will work in teams developing their expert analyses, reports, and exhibits, focusing on their selected specialty area while taking the matter through deposition and trial. The culmination of the program will be a live jury trial in which participants work with seasoned trial attorneys and view jury deliberations via live video and audio feed. The proctored MAFF specialty exam will be administered on the day following the jury trial.

What You Will Cover

Day 1: Lost Profits and Valuation in Financial Forensics

Day 2: Deposition—Theory, Practice, Strategy, Witness Preparation, and Communication with Jurors;

Day 3: The Dynamics of Trial—Expert Testimony and Juror Perspectives

  • Define the damages, lost profits, and valuation components of a lawsuit
  • Deliver effective testimony
  • Identify and respond to alternative approaches to deposition examination
  • Utilize deposition transcripts productively
  • Prepare retaining counsel for the deposition of the opposing expert
  • Prepare for trial
  • Prepare for trial with retaining counsel
  • Prepare counsel with substance for effective cross-examination of the opposing expert
  • Deliver credible and persuasive effective trial testimony
  • Survive cross-examination
  • Communicate effectively with judges and jurors
  • Explain the process that judges and jurors employ in deliberations and arriving at their verdict  
Live Training
  Early Registration Discount and Deadlines
2015 Dates and Locations 10% Discount 5% Discount
October 19–20, 2015 Houston, TX 8/31/2015 9/30/2015
December 9–12, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 10/31/2015 11/30/2015

 

Pricing

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) Specialty Training

2015 Pricing (Before Early Registration Discounts) Non-Member Member
Live Option Package: Three-day Bootcamp and Two-day Specialty Training, plus Membership and MAFF Certification Exam ($600 off retail price) (40 Hrs CPE) $3,490 N/A
Live Option: Three-day Bootcamp and Two-day Specialty Training (40 Hrs CPE) $3,000 $2,700
Live + Webinar Option Package: Three-day Bootcamp and Specialty Track Webinars, plus Membership and MAFF Certification Exam ($500 off retail price) (39 Hrs CPE) $2,990 N/A
Live + Webinar Option: Three-day Bootcamp and Specialty Track Webinars (39 Hrs CPE) $2,400 $2,160
Live + Self-Study Option: Three-day Bootcamp (24 Hrs CPE) and Fraud Risk Management Self-Study Course, plus CPE Exam (32 Hrs NACVA CPE) $2,400 $2,160
MAFF Certification Exam $595 $595
First-Year NACVA Membership $495 N/A

Note: These courses are paperless.

Register Now

To register: print, complete, and mail or fax (801-486-7500) the Registration Form to the Consultants’ Training Institute (c/o NACVA); or complete the Registration Form and e-mail to admin@affa.co.zw; or call Member Services: (800) 677-2009. Click here for the Registration Form.

Cancellation Policy

There is no charge to reschedule your training. Cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the first day of the seminar will be eligible for a prompt refund. A $100 administration fee will be charged for three or more days’ registration at a Consultants’ Training Institute and $50 for all other seminar registrations. If requesting a “refund,” any credit vouchers and or Pacesetter Points® applied to the original purchase will be forfeited. Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled event (and no-shows) will be issued, upon request, a credit which may be used toward a Consultants’ Training Institute seminar, conference, self-study course, or product sold by NACVA. If requesting a “credit,” any credit vouchers and/or Pacesetter Points applied to the original purchase will be added back to the purchaser’s account for future use. There are no exceptions to this policy.

For information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, call our director of Member Services: (801) 486-0600.

Refund Policy for Airfare

CPE Hours

Delivery Method Group-Internet Based
Program Level Intermediate
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or research on subject matter being taught for MAFF credential criteria.
Fields of Study Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Total CPE Hours 15

For more information regarding CPE, Program Levels and Fields of Study please click here.

The Consultants’ Training Institute (CTI) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of

NASBA Sponsorship

The Consultants’ Training Institute (CTI) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.