The AICPA's publication called “Divorce: The Accountant as Financial Expert” is a great follow on from our article about pursuing forensic accounting as a career and is hot off the presses.
It might even inspire you to take a closer look at pursuing the certified divorce financial analyst certification.
Written by Kalman Barson his bio from the AICPA website gives you a fantastic insight into exactly what a career in forensic accounting could like like:
It won't come as a surprise that Barson presents and teaches across the country. The focus of the book is how you an accountant can become an expert in divorce cases.
Many accountants are attracted to this type of accounting career because they have a genuine desire to help couples through a very, very difficult period in their lives. Or they have been through it themselves and know the value of having a trusted advisor alongside you. However, be prepared ot be referred to a “wife” or “affair” accountant.
“Divorce: the Accountant as Financial Expert” is a very comprehensive book at nearly three hundred pages and we've listed the chapter headings below to to give you an idea as to what you can expect:
The appendix is very interesting as it outlines how best to manage a divorce practice. Other key topics include:
So, if you have any interest at all in being a divorce accountant or pursuing forensic accountancy as a whole you'd be encouraged to pick up “Divorce: the Accountant as Financial Expert” immediately. You can get it from the AICPA's website or head on over to Amazon - Divorce: The Accountant as Financial Expert
And as an added bonus the author is giving away 100% of his royalties to charities that work to improve women and children's health and well being. Very admirable indeed.