Fun Fact about our Forensic Accounting Instructor

Michael S. Kridel | CPA/CFF/CITP, CFC, one of Continuing Education’s Forensic Accounting instructors, served as the defense expert in Miami Beach’s Stoner Gun-Runner Drama. The drama has been made into a Hollywood movie: “War Dogs,” and it stars Jonah Hill. Kridel has over 40 years of experience in the Boca Raton area as a forensic accountant and litigation specialist/expert witness. He teaches Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention and Detection for UNC Charlotte. He recently added the Stoner Gun-Runner case into his curriculum.

What is Forensic Accounting?

Forensic accounting is the integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills, to assist in legal matters. Forensic accounting involves looking beyond the numbers to grasping the substance of situations. It’s more than accounting and more than detective work. It is the application of a specialized body of knowledge to economic transaction analysis and reporting. 
If you wish to protect yourself or your organization from fraud, the courses in UNC Charlotte’s Forensic Accounting Certificate program will interest you: Principles of Forensic Accounting, Fraud Prevention and Detection and Introduction to Computer Forensics. The UNC Charlotte Forensic Accounting Certificate is offered as a self-paced, online program.