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Q's Regarding Electives

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UncleBuki
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Q's Regarding Electives

Post Posted: Jan 07, 07 06:03

Do I need logic and programming skills? If so, how much, and which languages?

If I take some CF courses and a financial accounting course, will I be able to fill in the gap between accounting and forensic accounting through self-study (books)?

Other than law and basic computing courses, what are some other subjects with which I should become proficient?

Thank you!  
 
  

Bpacman
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Re: Q's Regarding Electives

Post Posted: Jan 07, 07 09:54

The ability to read different programming languages will come in handy for some of the most complicated examinations.

As far as the most useful programming skill I would have to say Windows Host Scripting or Bourne Shell Scripting.

Possessing the ability to parse logs and automate processes has probably been one of the most useful skill in the CF field.

Bp
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armresl
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Re: Q's Regarding Electives

Post Posted: Jan 08, 07 08:03

There is about as much difference between Forensic Accounting as there is between CF and IR.

If you are planning to work for a big 5 accounting firm then stay with that.
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az_gcfa
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Re: Q's Regarding Electives

Post Posted: Jan 08, 07 23:56

I would not worry to much about logic or programming skills. Programming skills would come in handy from time to time but I do not think they are critical. As far a logic courses go, I have found that either you have the ability or you don't (logical thinking). If you have not had any courses along the lines of "Critical Thinking", I would recommend this over any programming logic or programming course.
Of course if you have the desire to learn a programming language then by all means go for it. I do not think it will hurt.
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armresl
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Re: Q's Regarding Electives

Post Posted: Jan 10, 07 02:28

Most of the logic courses now are called things like quantitative analysis, with different levels.

One benefit of some programming knowledge would be EnScripts.
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