Computer fraud

What’s your fraud IQ?

Do you know how to spot the red flags of a fraudulent transaction? Can you evaluate the warning signs? Find out in our Fraud IQ quiz.

Lessons from an $8 million fraud

Nathan J. Mueller’s fleecing of his employer, a financial services giant, is noteworthy because of the amount of money stolen, the many years the embezzlement lasted, and the internal control weaknesses that made the scheme possible. This article examines how the crime was committed and what organizations can do to protect themselves from similar losses.

SEC issues warning about bitcoin investments

The SEC is urging investors to proceed with caution when evaluating potential investments related to bitcoin. Bitcoin-related investment opportunities may come with a heightened risk of fraud, the SEC warned in an investor alert issued Wednesday. In the alert, the SEC said the rise of bitcoin and other virtual and

What gets monitored gets detected

As hardware and software have proliferated—and come down in price—more businesses have tools and settings at their disposal to implement continuous monitoring techniques. This article provides a few simple ways small and medium entities can improve monitoring processes to detect fraud and other risks.

What's your fraud IQ?

Trying to uncover evidence of fraud in a data set of millions of records is somewhat akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, the successful employment of data analysis techniques can clear away most of the “hay” and leave the fraud examiner or auditor with a much

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Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

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News quiz: Economy and health care changes top CPAs’ list

CPA decision-makers’ economic outlook and the House Republicans’ proposed tax changes as part of replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.