There is no way to guarantee that an organization will not experience financial reporting fraud.

But research shows that fraud-resistant organizations share three traits:

  • A tone at the top that encourages an ethical culture.
  • The presence of skepticism.
  • Engagement of all participants in the financial reporting supply chain.

That’s according to The Fraud-Resistant Organization, a report released by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration, whose members include the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), Financial Executives International, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. The report is available at

“All players in the financial reporting supply chain must work together to deter and detect financial reporting fraud,” CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli said in a news release. “The report highlights vital roles and responsibilities and provides each party with knowledge they can use to reduce the potential for fraud.”


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.