Prepare for Cross-Border Investigations

Among 103 senior executives responsible for cross-border investigations, 56% cited proper planning and 40% cited the effective use of internal resources as the primary drivers of successful investigations.

Richard H. Girgenti, the Forensic National Practice leader for KPMG LLP, suggests the following tips to improve international fraud investigations:

Assess investigation protocols and ensure that your board and audit committee are informed of all critical issues.

Have a single, global point of accountability for reporting fraud and misconduct.

Develop a written incident response document that includes a comprehensive set of protocols.

Evaluate legal requirements and the ability of your IT department to promptly retrieve data from systems in global locations.

Source: KPMG International’s Cross-Border Investigations: Effectively Meeting the Challenge ,


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.