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Forensic Accounting, Expert Witness and Cross Examination

Event Details:

Speaker : Mr. Wilfred Wu, Director, Specialist Advisory Services, BDO

Date : 24 January 2013 (Thursday)

Time : 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue : Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language : Cantonese (no simultaneous translation)

CPD Credit : 2 hours

Fee : HK$100**

** Fees collected will be utilized to fund events and activities for development of the accounting profession.

About the seminar:

Forensic Accounting becomes an increasingly popular subject in the profession and some qualified professionals are seriously considering a career in this field. Meanwhile, Expert Witness may be a term one would see more on newspaper than on working papers. Forensic accounting and experts are however seen to be mysterious to a certain extent. This presentation aims at bringing you the practical dimension of forensic accounting and an expert engagement. It will also share with the participants certain unique experiences of an expert. It is particularly helpful for accountants who are interested in developing career in the areas of litigation support and forensic accounting.

Course Outline:

- What Forensic Accounting really means

- What an Expert does in a real engagement

- Different kinds of accountant Expert’s work

- When an Expert is cross-examined in the court room

- Challenge and satisfaction of an Expert engagement

About the speaker:

Mr. Wilfred Wu started his career in one of the leading international accounting firms and has over 15 years experiences in various specialist advisory engagements, including valuation, litigation support, due diligence and corporate restructuring.

Wilfred has performed numerous valuation and expert reports for litigation and commercial evaluation purpose, and acted as an expert witness in a white collar criminal case. Wilfred is an all-rounded professional accountant. On the commercial side, Wilfred was once the Chief Financial Officer of a financial service group listed in Hong Kong and supervised the full range of financial management, regulatory and compliance matter. Prior to joining BDO, he formed a dynamic partnership firm, focusing on providing niche accounting services. He has solid and extensive exposures in the areas of finance and accounting, forensic accounting, corporate finance, and insolvency throughout the Asian region.

Wilfred is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


1) Those interested are requested to register on-line by filling in the attached enrolment form. Acceptance will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

2) Successful enrolments will be confirmed by email. Unsuccessful applicants will be automatically placed on waiting list; they will be called up in the order of time of receipt of registration when vacancies arise.

3) Applicants may check their registration status using the same membership number of their professional affiliation when they register.


1) After receiving our Confirmation, you can either pay cash or cheque for admission at location.

2) If pay by cash, please present the Confirmation with your cash payment when you attend the seminar.

3) If pay by cheque, please make cheque payable to Accounting Development Foundation Limited. Write down your name and Enrolment ID number on the back of the cheque and submit it with the Confirmation when you attend the seminar.

Seat Accommodation:

Please note that seats accommodation for accepted participants will be reserved until 15 minutes after the seminar starts. Seats may not be available for participants who are late for over 15 minutes.

CPD Hours:

For those participants who have not attended the full session, the number of CPD hours will be discounted according to the actual time of attendance. Completed CPD hours will be granted to attendees who have attended the full session. For the exact recognition of the CPD hours, please check with the respective Institute or Association.

Bad Weather Arrangement:

The event may be cancelled or re-scheduled when typhoon no.8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted. Please refer to our web site for the arrangement.


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