Not All Forensic Accountant are created equal...

The demands for and of Forensic Accountants have been growing as the field expands and as business and related schemes become more complex. To meet the challenges involved, the University of Toronto offers a Graduate Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting (DIFA) program. It is intended to respond to the needs of the forensic accounting practice, securities regulation enforcement, police fraud squads, banking compliance, and compliance professionals in general.

Consisting of 10 courses, the DIFA program will be delivered part-time over a period of slightly more than two years, primarily on a distance-education, problem-based learning basis. Two one-week residency periods are required, one each at the beginning and end of the Diploma.  The remainder of the courses are delivered online in a web based format.

The DIFA Program is a truly unique learning experience certain to set your career in forensic accounting in motion... in the fast lane!"  Daniel Tourangeau, CPA, CA, CA•IFA, CFE, FLMI

Fast Facts:

  1. Study 1 subject at a time (while you work) 
  2. Online Distance Learning
  3. Join 300 + students and alumni from over 12 countries
  4. Fully accredited and industry recognized

Now accepting applications - deadline is May 15, 2016 

Events and Announcements

ACFI - 18th Annual Fraud Conference - May 2, 2016 & May 3, 2016

Privacy & the Investigator - the 18th Annual 2-day Conference & 1/2 day Workshop    
Being held at the Ontario Bar Association in Toronto

Key Note Speaker is Mr. Abubakar Khan from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  Other speakers include Errol Soriano, Jennifer Fiddian Green, Trevor Hardy, Frank Wozniak and many more forensic experts.

To register go to www.acfi.ca 


GREAT NEWS - SCOTIABANK'S PROFESSION GRADUATE PROGRAM'S LINE OF CREDIT HAS INCREASED

The University of Toronto has been working with the Scotiabank to increase the credit limit available for potential students.  The total credit limit for DIFA is now $30K.  Read more...


DIFA ALUMNI NETWORKING EVENT & INFORMATION SESSION - March 3, 2016

The Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting Program hosted an Alumni Networking Event and Program Information Session at the National Club, 303 Bay Street in Toronto on March 3, 2016.  It is an opportunity to meet with alumni, staff, faculty and potential applicants to the program.  The reception began at 5:30 pm EST.  Thanks to our Instructors, Alumni and potential applicants for stopping by.  

Posted Feb 18, 2016


WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

brochuresIts been over ten years since we witnessed the convocation of the first DIFA Class. These students have gone on to be industry leaders. DIFA Alumni enjoy successful and rewarding careers in a varied number of roles within firms, government, education, law, public sector, banking and as entrepreneurs.  Read More......

Posted February 18, 2016

 

 

 


TOO HOT TO RESIST

Forensic Accounting Partner with Grant Thornton's Specialist Advisory Services practice and a graduate of the DIFA Program, David Malamed is the Canadian Chartered Accountant Magazine's Technical Editor for Fraud and a regular columnist. 

Boiler-room scams aren’t just the stuff of movies like Martin Scorcese’s 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street. Con artists around the world continue to rake in millions by persuading investors to spend a fortune on worthless stocks and shares. If anyone thought that boiler-room scams, the type featured in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street, were a thing of the past, the arrest of an international gang of fraudsters in late February of 2014 put that notion to rest.  Read More...

Posted February 18, 2016