The financial crimes investigator certificate program from Utica College provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to prevent, fight, and identify financial crimes. This individual six-course program combines the study of computer science and accounting with the study of criminal justice. Students that earn their certificate in the financial crimes investigator program are able to transfer those credits to the economic crime investigation Bachelor of Science program.
A financial crime investigator is involved in court filings, apprehension, conviction, and investigation of white-collar crimes both in government, privately, and within businesses. Working on the laws side, many businesses and organizations hire a financial crimes investigator when they suspect problems or to ensure that there are none. The course of study in the financial crimes investigator program includes forensic accounting, fraud detection and prevention, basic accounting principles, principal information security, criminal justice, financial crimes legal issues, and economic crime.