FC201 Financial Records Investigative Skills  (3 Days)

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Madison, WI
Tue 04/21/2020 - Thu 04/23/2020
8:00am-5:00pm
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

4822 Madison Yards Way
State of Wisconsin Hill Farms State Office Building
1st Floor - Room N108
Madison, WI 53705

Course description
This course builds on the concepts introduced in FC101 (FIPS) and FC105 (FREA), introducing investigators and prosecutors to emerging issues in financial crime. Topics include money laundering, analyzing large financial data sets, conducting effective interviews, and managing large amounts of financial evidence. This course consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Students conduct a mock investigation that includes interviews, data analysis, and the examination of various documents.

Money laundering. Methods of laundering money. Tracing illegal funds. Emerging issues. FinCEN.

Spreadsheeting skills. Spreadsheet architecture. Formulas and calculations. Pivot tables.

Working with financial data. Benford's law analysis. Disentangling commingled funds.

Hands-on experience. Work a mock financial case as part of an investigative team.

Recommended skills
FRIS students should have basic proficiency with spreadsheeting applications such as Microsoft Excel. FC101 (FIPS) and/or FC105 (FREA) is recommended.

BYOD course
This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course. You will use your own laptop computer for all in-class exercises. Course materials will be provided on a USB thumb drive on the first day of class. Click here  for specific computer requirements and FAQs.

Don't have a laptop? No worries. NW3C can provide a limited number of laptops for student use. Email us at financial.tech@nw3c.org to request one.

Cancellation
All classes are subject to cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration threshold is not met.

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