Business Background Investigations in North America

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Business Background Investigations in North America

Speaker: Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII

  • Format

    Video

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Duration

    1h 15m

This video explores the databases, Web sites, and Internet resources required to locate difficult information on companies, their assets, and the people that run them.

Learning outcomes

  • Participants will master completing a due diligence report utilising a wealth of information: public records, legal filings, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, and open source material. You will use the tools and resources needed to find and vet information about companies and their owners. Additionally, we will examine professional fee-based and free tools and resources to understand their functionality and limitations to access all the information that's out there. Upon completion of this course, field investigators will be able to write reports that emphasize and highlight key findings, identify key resources available to investigators that go unused, find and vet applicant information within keystrokes, and implement handy tactics for conducting online fraud investigations.
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Product information

Overview

Online due diligence investigations examine the backgrounds of corporate entities and the principals who manage them. Regardless of your investigative ability, learning the critical thinking tactics to research and conduct due diligence analyses will enable you to arm your clients with the intelligence they need to make proactive decisions in life and business. This video explores the databases, Web sites, and Internet resources required to locate difficult information on companies, their assets, and the people that run them.

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Prerequisites:Basic knowledge of, or general experience in, forensic accounting, business valuation, or litigation
Programme level:Intermediate
Duration:1h 15m
Format:Video
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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£35.00 (CIMA members only)

£45.00

VAT calculated on checkout

Speaker

  • Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII

    Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations, is the publisher of the newsletter, Data2know: Internet and Online Intelligence, and has trained over 20,000 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices.

    For more than 25 years, Ms. Hetherington has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in United States history.

    Ms. Hetherington provides expert commentary for national and international media outlets, including, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Irish Times, Washington Times, ABC News, and VoiceAmerica. Ms. Hetherington has presented at over 500 conferences across North America. In 2012, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners named her the James Baker Speaker of the Year.

    In 2015, Ms. Hetherington founded the OSMOSIS Institute, host of the annual OSMOSIS Conference. Hundreds of investigators across the nation attend to gain insights into Open Source Intelligence and receive training from the most recognized social media and open source trainers in North America.