Forensic Accountant's Ability To Be An Expert Witness

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Forensic Accountant turns down being an expert witness Turning down being an expert witness One reason a forensic accountant might turn down being an expert witness could be due to a conflict of interest. They could have a personal issue or connection with the case. If a forensic accountant has a personal connection, problem, or something within their background that could hurt or diminish the case the forensic accountant should turn down the opportunity to be an expert witness for that particular case. This way the attorney can address the issue specifically or find a new witness. A forensic accountant might turn down being an expert witness for a particular case if he or she does not have personal knowledge on the matter being litigated. The forensic accountant needs to be…show more content…
Many different skills would make someone a good expert witness, for example, being detail-oriented, analytical, ethical, persistent, are a few examples. In addition, a good expert witness should have auditing skills, be able to simplify the information to be easily understood, able to identify key information, and be investigative. I believe I possess multiple skills to be a good expert witness. I am very detail-oriented which is a highly recommended skill to have when being an expert witness. Being detail-oriented allows me to pay attention to detail and make a conscious effort to understand the actual cause behind an occurrence that occurred. Additionally, being detail-oriented allows me to be pro-active to ideate and initiate plans for correction action. A big role in being a good witness is being ethical. If an expert witness is not ethical, it could not only jeopardize the case, but it could affect the expert’s creditability and they risk being put in jail for lying under oath. Following the ethics code of conduct is key in being a good expert

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