The Institute of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (IQFFE) in Nigeria

Forensic Accountants

The Institute of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (IQFFE)

The Institute of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (IQFFE ) is an open global anti-fraud independent professional institute providing higher, further education and training in forensic accounting and fraud examinations with specialised interest in professional education, training and certification of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE ).

 
The Institute s core open global anti-fraud education, training & certification are moderated and awarded worldwide with Certificates of Competency under the following schemes:

 

1. (QFFE ) Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners Scheme.

This is the final professional certification conferring the usage of the designatory letters QFFE to the holder and admission to same status as Qualified Forensic Accountant and Fraud Examiner .

 

Applicants applying for Practising Licence must complete the mandatory 36 months pre or post practical experience requirements on full time bases in the office of practising Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners.
Successful and Deserving applicants on completion or exemptions will forward application seeking to be admitted and conferred with the status of Qualified Forensic Accountant and Fraud Examiner (QFFE ) .

 

2. (FFET ) Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Technicians Scheme.

A middle level qualification for those aspiring to attain the professional status of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE ).
Successful and Deserving applicants on completion or exemptions will also forward application seeking to be admitted and conferred with the status of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Technicians (FFET ) .
3. (MSER ) Matured Students Open Entry Route Scheme.

 

One of the modular suites of qualifications developed to serve as alternative entry routes towards progression and certification for the Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE ) designation. This is a foundation programme. Successful completion will enable applicants to enrol in the FFET programmes.

 

Entry Requirements for IQFFE:

(a) (QFFE ) Certificate of Competency.
(i) Student Members, B.Sc/HND in any disciplines.
(ii) Practitioners Direct Membership, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CFE, CIPFA. Practitioners Direct Membership applications close 31st May, 2015.
(iii) Graduate Direct Membership, M.Sc in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations with one year practical experience working as anti- fraud professional. Graduate Direct Membership applications close 31st May, 2015.
(b) (FFET ) Certificate of Competency.
Five (5) Credit passes in WASC Ordinary Level or equivalent to include English Language and Mathematics. Ordinary National Diploma(s) in any DISCIPLINES from recognised Institutions or equivalent are entitled to subject for subject exemptions as applicable.
(c) (MSER ) Certificate of Competency.
Five (5) Passes in WASC Ordinary Level or equivalent to include English Language and Mathematics or Matured applicants of 21 years of age with working experience and no formal qualifications but possesses numerical skills, can read and write legibly.

 

Approval: The Institute is duly approved by:

Federal Ministry of Education, Accreditation & Evaluation, Tertiary Education Branch, Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria
Ministry of Higher Education, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), (ICAN TCI),
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK ; approval and accreditation granted since 2005.
Examination Sessions: June and December each year. ONLY APPROVED STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTE ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR THE EXAMS.
Intensive Revision & Tuition Services: Intensive revision and tuition services are available on Full time, Part time and Distance Learning. However, applicants may choose to study or prepare for the examinations through the Institute s accredited study centres globally depending on individual circumstances.

 

Relevant Fees are payable at UBA Plc, A/C N0: 01890160002388. Zenith Bank Plc, A/C N0: 1012647825.
Applicants outside Nigeria: Zenith Bank Plc, Domiciliary (USD) A/C N0: 5070150408.

 

A/C Name: Marlydia Institute of Accountancy & Technology Ltd/Gte.

 

Professional Education & Training Collaboration: The Institute s certificates of competency as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education, Delta State are validated by Ansted University towards the University s award of B.Sc (Hons) Degree and the M.Sc Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations through completion of Project and Research Analysis work 1 & 2 with Ansted University.

 

Successful completion or exemptions from QFFE levels 1 to 3 of the Institute and subject to presentation of Project & Research Analysis Work (1) to Ansted University with at least 75 pass marks entitled the applicants to B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examinations while progressing towards the QFFE final certification designation.

 

On completion of QFFE final examinations and presentation of Project & Research Analysis Work (2) to Ansted University with at least 75 pass marks, the applicant is then entitled to the award of M.Sc Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examinations.

 

The Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE ), Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Technicians (FFET ), Matured Students Open Entry Route (MSER ), The Quality Assurance Certification Seal Logo, the Institute s Logo and The Institute of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (IQFFE ) in words and letters are all registered global certification mark(s) of the Institute with approval by relevant government regulatory authorities for the education, training and certification of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners.

 

In line with the Institute’s objective of higher and further education for approved registered students, Education and Training Collaboration Scheme was signed with Ansted University which will enable approved students that opted into the scheme to obtain the B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations on completion of part 3(a) & 3(b) of the QFFE scheme and M.Sc Degree on same discipline subject to submission and passing the Students Project and Research Analysis Work (1) or (2) to the University Authority.

 

Our core global certifications are:

1. Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE) professional certificate of competency.
This is the final professional certifications conferring the usage of the designatory letters QFFE to the holder and admission to same status entitling the QFFE holder if he/ she so wishes to apply for practicing licence to set up practice as Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners on completion of the mandatory 36 months pre or post practical experience requirements on full time bases in the office of practising Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners.

 

2. Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations Technicians (FFET ) certificate of competency.
A middle level qualification for those aspiring to attain the professional status of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE ).

 

3. Matured Students Open Entry Route (MSER ) group certificate of competency in Accountancy.
One of the modular suites of qualifications developed to serve as alternative entry routes towards progression and certifications for the Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE ) designation.

 

Approval

The Institute of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners Marlydia Institute of Accountancy and Technology is approved by the Federal Ministry of Education, Accreditation & Evaluation, Tertiary Education Branch and the Federal Ministry of Justice for registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission under the Companies and Allied Matters Act No. 1, 1990.

 

The Certifications of the Institute as a global independent professional body for Qualified Forensic Accountants, Fraud Examiners are recognised and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Delta State.

 

The Institute s Designations and Certifications Seal are legally recognised, approved and registered by the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Certifications Mark, Commercial Law Department, Abuja, Nigeria.

 
1. QUALIFIED FORENSIC ACCOUNTANTS AND FRAUD EXAMINERS (QFFE ) PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY

Core Units

 

Level 1 A

1. Business Communication Skills
2. Business Administration and Management
3. Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
4. Cost Accounting and Budgeting
5. Corporate and Business Law

 

Level 1 B

1. Financial Accounting
2. Management Accounting
3. Taxation
4. Audit and Assurance
5. Information Technology
6. Financial Management

 

Level 2 A

1. Financial Reporting
2. Tax and Fiscal Policy
3. Public Sector Accounting and Finance
4. Strategic Financial Management
5. Advance Audit and Assurance

 

Level 2 B

1. Strategic Performance Management
2. Business Analysis and Strategy
3. Professional Ethics
4. Entrepreneurship Development and Strategy

 

Level 3 A

1. Financial Analysis
2. Business Valuation
3. Corporate Integrity and Management Control
4. Decision and Risk Analysis

 

Level 3 B

1. Financial Crime and the Law
2. Cyber Crime and Cyber Governance
3. Fraud and Forensic Analysis
4. International Fraud and Corruption

 

Level 4 A

1. Interviewing and Testimony
2. Investigation Reporting and Research Methods
3. Expert Testimony and Advocacy
4. Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution

 

Level 4 B

(a)Supervised Practical Mock Trials at Headquarters/ Designated Liaison Offices.

 
(b)Qualifying Abridged Admission Examinations

 
Successful applicants after completion of Level 4A will undergo 2 weeks full time (Monday to Friday) or 4 weeks part time (Saturdays only) Supervised Practical Mock Trials in Forensic accounting and Fraud Investigations Reporting, Evidence gathering, Interviewing, Expert reports preparations, Courtroom appearances, Testimony and Expert witnessing. On successful completion of Level 4A and 4B (a) subject to passing the QUALIFYING ABRIDGED ADMISSION EXAMINATIONS applicants will be conferred with the QUALIFIED FORENSIC ACCOUNTANTS AND FRAUD EXAMINERS (QFFE ) status and usage of the designatory letters QFFE .

 
2. FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND FRAUD EXAMINATIONS TECHNICIANS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (FFET ).
CORE UNITS

 

Level 1 A

1. Principles and Practice of Financial Accounting

2. Economics and Statistics
3. Communication Skills
4. Business Law
5. Information Technology

 

Level 1 B

1. Government Accounting
2. Financial Accounting I
3. Cost Accounting and Budgeting
4. Principles and Practice of Auditing
5. Business Taxation

 

Level 2 A

1. Financial Accounting II
2. Management Accounting
3. Business Administration and Management
4. Tax Policy and Strategy
5. Corporate Finance

 

Level 2 B

1. Legal Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations
2. Introduction to Fraud and Forensic Analysis
3. Elements of Business Valuation
4. Principles of Financial Analysis
5. Elements of Business Analysis and Strategy

 
3. MATURED STUDENTS OPEN ENTRY ROUTE GROUP CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY IN ACCOUNTANCY (MSER )
1. Principles and Practice of Financial Accounting
2. Communication Skills
3. Business Law
4. Cost Accounting and Budgeting
5. Principles and Practice of Auditing
6. Government Accounting

 

Entry Requirements

 

(a) (QFFE ) Certificate of Competency.

(i) Student Members, B. Sc/ HND in any disciplines.
(ii) Practitioners Direct Membership, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CFE, CIPFA. Practitioners Direct Membership applications close 31st May, 2015.
(iii) Graduate Direct Membership, M. Sc in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations with one year practical experience working as anti- fraud professional. Graduate Direct Membership applications close 31st May, 2015.

 

(b) (FFET ) Certificate of Competency.

Five (5) Credit passes in WASC Ordinary Level or equivalent to include English Language and Mathematics. Ordinary National Diploma(s) in any DISCIPLINES from recognised Institutions or equivalent are entitled to subject for subject exemptions as applicable.

 

(c) (MSER ) Certificate of Competency.

Five (5) Passes in WASC Ordinary Level or equivalent to include English Language and Mathematics or Matured applicants of 21 years of age with working experience and no formal qualifications but possesses numerical skills, can read and write legibly.

 

Approval: The Institute is duly approved by:

Federal Ministry of Education, Accreditation & Evaluation, Tertiary Education Branch, Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria
Ministry of Higher Education, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

 
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), (ICAN TCI),
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK ; approval and accreditation granted since 2005.
Examination Sessions: June and December each year. ONLY APPROVED STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTE ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR THE EXAMS.
Intensive Revision & Tuition Services: Intensive revision and tuition services are available on Full time, Part time and Distance Learning. However, applicants may choose to study or prepare for the examinations through the Institute s accredited study centres globally depending on individual circumstances.

 
Relevant Fees are payable at UBA Plc, A/ C N0: 01890160002388. Zenith Bank Plc, A/ C N0: 1012647825.
Applicants outside Nigeria: Zenith Bank Plc, Domiciliary (USD) A/ C N0: 5070150408.
A/ C Name: Marlydia Institute of Accountancy & Technology Ltd/ Gte.

 
Professional Education & Training Collaboration: The Institute s certificates of competency as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education, Delta State are validated by Ansted University towards the University s award of B. Sc (Hons) Degree and the M. Sc Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations through completion of Project and Research Analysis work 1 & 2 with Ansted University.

 
Successful completion or exemptions from QFFE levels 1 to 3 of the Institute and subject to presentation of Project & Research Analysis Work (1) to Ansted University with at least 75 pass marks entitled the applicants to B. Sc (Hons) Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examinations while progressing towards the QFFE final certification designation.

 
On completion of QFFE final examinations and presentation of Project & Research Analysis Work (2) to Ansted University with at least 75 pass marks, the applicant is then entitled to the award of M. Sc Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examinations.

 
The QFFE and the modular suites of qualifications are open global anti-fraud specialist certifications recognised both at home and abroad by employers of labour and educational institutions.

 
As an open institution, registration as approved student takes place throughout the year. In order to sit for June or December examinations, application for registration as approved student must reach the Institute s Admission Office on or before 30th April same year for June session and 31st August same year for December examinations session respectively.

 
The Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (QFFE ), Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Technicians (FFET ), Matured Students Open Entry Route (MSER ), The Quality Assurance Certification Seal Logo, the Institute s Logo and The Institute of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners (IQFFE ) in words and letters are all registered global certification mark(s) of the Institute with approval by relevant government regulatory authorities for the education, training and certification of Qualified Forensic Accountants and Fraud Examiners.

 
The core objects for which the Institute was established are the provision of higher and further education (standardised professional learning, education and training that will develop core competency) to assist those who wish to develop new occupational skills in Accountancy, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations, Accounting Software design and development, Information Technology, and to further advance education of the public by the promotion, development, training, support and undertaking of research in education and in particular professional education in business, commercial matters and kindred subject on full time, part time, distance teaching and learning via the collection, provision of records and accounts of real or imaginary situations and occurrences in the above fields and generally to carry our research into educational projects, collection of educational matters and to make available to educators the results of that research and collection and as ancillary to the foregoing education objects

 
In line with the Institute’s objective of higher and further education for approved registered students, Education and Training Collaboration Scheme was signed with Ansted University which will enable approved students that opted into the scheme to obtain the B. Sc (Hons) Degree in Applied Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations on completion of part 3(a) & 3(b) of the QFFE scheme and M. Sc Degree on same discipline subject to submission and passing the Students Project and Research Analysis Work (1) or (2) to the University Authority.

 

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