Fraud

How CPAs can fight fraud in the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus is an opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of fear and confusion. Elizabeth Woodward, CPA/CFF, and Howard Silverstone, CPA/CFF, discuss how accountants can identify and prevent coronavirus-related fraud.

What’s your fraud IQ?

Are you effectively preparing your employees to guard against cyberfraud? Take this month’s quiz and find out.

What's your fraud IQ?

How prepared are you to conduct a fraud risk assessment? Take this month’s Fraud IQ quiz and find out.

Emerging global fraud trends

Fraud and forensics expert Roger Darvall-Stevens explores emerging global fraud trends and what finance professionals and accountants can do to protect themselves and their firms.

Keeping an eye out for money mules

A new type of scam is snaring unwitting victims into money laundering schemes. Accountants are in a unique position to spot the early warning signs.

What’s your fraud IQ?

Do you know how to use publicly available documents to uncover fraud? Take this month’s Fraud IQ quiz and find out.

Sheryl Madden, CPA, CGMA

Sheryl Madden, CPA, CGMA, the deputy CFO and controller at The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Mich., says that effective leaders focus on serving others and encouraging them to set goals that bring about positive change.

Fraud on film: Lessons from real-life stories

What’s at the heart of fraud incidents? Opportunity is one angle, but so is rationalization, according to a university professor who has studied fraud through documentary filmmaking.

What's your fraud IQ?

How good are you at spotting red flags that may indicate fraud in a small business? Take this month’s Fraud IQ quiz and find out.

Simple fraud prevention tips

Fraud prevention doesn’t need to be complex. In fact, a few simple steps can help organizations of any size be better at fighting fraud.

What’s your fraud IQ?

How good are you at spotting red flags that may indicate contract and procurement fraud? Take this month’s Fraud IQ quiz and find out.

What’s your fraud IQ?

How good are you at spotting red flags that may indicate financial statement fraud? Take this month’s Fraud IQ quiz and find out.

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VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.