Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation

BY MICHAEL HAYES

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By Thomas W. Golden, Steven L. Skalak and Mona M. Clayton
576 pages; hardcover
John Wiley & Sons, 2006

I n A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation, forensic accountants and auditors Thomas W. Golden, Steven L. Skalak and Mona M. Clayton explore what assurances auditors should provide in a post-Sarbanes-Oxley world. The book reveals the surprising complexity of fraud deterrence, detection and investigation, and offers a step-by-step approach to dealing with it. From basic techniques to intricate tests and technologies, this useful volume answers the need for wiser, better-trained financial statement and internal auditors who are thoroughly trained in fraud detection.

—Michael Hayes

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