Fraud

What’s your fraud IQ?

Do you know what steps your organization should take to guard against bribery and corruption schemes? Test your knowledge in this month’s Fraud IQ quiz.

What's your fraud IQ?

How well do you know how to develop an employee handbook that lays the foundation for effective fraud-reduction efforts? Test your knowledge in this month’s quiz.

Andrew Mintzer, CPA/CFF, CGMA

Andrew Mintzer, CPA/CFF, CGMA, a principal in the forensic and financial accounting services group at Hemming Morse LLP in Los Angeles, says auditors may detect material misstatements caused by fraud if they keep asking questions when they find that things don’t look right.

What's your fraud IQ?

All organizations issue payments for expenditures, whether inventory purchases, repairs and maintenance expenses, utilities, or contract services. How well do you know the warning signs and preventive strategies for check and electronic payment tampering? Test your knowledge in this month’s interactive quiz.

What’s your fraud IQ?

How well do you know the characteristics and red flags for travel and entertainment (T&E) expense reimbursement fraud? Test your knowledge in this month’s Fraud IQ quiz.

Highlights of fraud research

This review of recent fraud research covers such topics as auditor skepticism toward earnings reports, the effect of lawsuits on audit quality, the influence of incentives on whistleblowing, and more.

CPAs: Criminal-pursuing agents

For most CPAs, a lunch with clients is hardly a life-threatening experience. It’s different when you’re an undercover FBI agent posing as an accountant whose clients are mob bosses.

What’s your fraud IQ?

How well do you know the types of schemes perpetrated by scammers and con artists? Test your knowledge in this month’s Fraud IQ quiz.

Forensic interviews: Plan to succeed

Knowing whom to question and how to go about it in a fraud investigation can save money and time. This article shows how to make the most of interviewing in fraud engagements.

SPONSORED REPORT

How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out