Forensics

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Big Data Cited as Top Issue for Some CPAs

Accountants who specialize in forensic and valuation services point to electronic data analysis, or big data, as the most pressing issue they’ll face in the coming months, according to results of a new survey released on Tuesday by the AICPA.
Education & Careers

The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.
A&A

Demand for 'CPA Sleuths' on the Rise

In today's increasingly litigious society, there's certainly no shortage of lawsuits or the lawyers needed to negotiate those proceedings. There's a new player emerging as an indispensable part of many attorneys' legal teams: the forensic accountant.
Tax

Lessons from Lehman: It's All about Confidence

The entire financial crisis of 2008 was about credit and confidence, and the same holds true today. That was the message delivered by the former general counsel of Lehman Brothers, Kevin Genirs, during his keynote address February 1, 2012, at the LegalTech® conference in New York City.
A&A

Forensic accountants are increasingly becoming part of the legal team

In the aftermath of accounting scandals, financial crimes, and business collapses, the rapidly growing specialty of forensic accounting continues to define itself. There is an incredible need within law firms for the specialized skills of FAs.
A&A

Business opportunities make forensics, fraud examination credential worth investigating

Demand for forensic accounting services from businesses of all sizes has made qualifying for a second certification in forensics and fraud examination an attractive option for accountants.
A&A

AICPA contracts NACVA to develop course for CPA forensic credential exam

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has engaged the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts to develop a course to help CPAs prepare for the qualifying exam for the Certified in Financial Forensics credential.
Education & Careers

Golden Gate University’s forensic accounting certificate offered online

Golden Gate University recently announced it will offer its Forensic Accounting Certificate completely online starting with the fall semester 2010.
Tax

Accounting errors, fraud are common problems for small businesses

Experts say the difference between errors and fraud is a question of intent. When it’s your money, does it really matter?
A&A

AICPA educates CPA firms, professors on forensic accounting

As forensic accounting gains a higher profile, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is working to expand the profession’s role in the field by educating CPA firms and college professors about the skills required.
A&A

CCH adds internal audit, fraud/forensic libraries to Accounting Research Manager

CCH, a provider of tax, accounting, and audit information, software, and services, has added an internal audit library and a fraud and forensic accounting library to its Accounting Research Manager.
A&A

Sex, lies, and accounting fraud

When Sam Antar was cooking the books for his company, he used a number of complicated accounting tricks to dupe auditors. But some tactics were simple.
Tax

Auditors called on the carpet over Lehman collapse

The controversy surrounding the demise of Lehman Bros. spells trouble for the audit profession as it, once again, finds itself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. How was such a large investment bank allowed to collapse?
Community News

Washington D.C. CPA appointed to ed board of The Value Examiner

Duff & Phelps is pleased to announce that Bruce Dubinsky, Managing Director in our Dispute and Legal Management Consulting practice and leader of our Washington, D.C. Metro office, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of The Value Examiner.
Education & Careers

Economy drives demand, adds glamour to accountant’s role

When disaster strikes a community, the humble laborer steps in to physically rebuild homes, schools, businesses, and roads. When disaster strikes the economy, who will be the indispensable worker that will help rebuild the country's financial system? The humble accountant, of course.
Tax

As the bailout goose lays her golden eggs, who is guarding the henhouse?

"A billion here and a billion there and pretty soon you're talking about real money." That's a great line, attributed to the late Senator Everett Dirksen. But with the bailout of 2008 signed by President Bush and now the trillion dollar-plus rescue package that Democrats in Congress and Barack Obama are proposing, those billions are starting to look like chump change. It doesn't take a scholar to know... that's a lot of money. As a result, many financial professionals are bracing themselves for what history tells them will be the other fallout.
Tax

KPMG case study brings real-world forensic accounting to UNM

University of New Mexico students in Rutledge Professor of Accounting Richard G. Brody's forensic accounting class came face-to-face with the real world last night thanks to a case study presented by KPMG.The case is designed to provide an introduction to the forensic accounting process, challenging student teams to analyze evidence as part of an earnings management investigation.
Tax

Georgia Southern students can concentrate their studies in fraud and forensic accounting

By Anne RosivachDemand for courses in fraud and forensic accounting has been strong and is growing at colleges and universities throughout the country. Georgia Southern University is no exception, and The College of Business Administration's Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business has taken the lead by offering two educational tracks in fraud and forensic accounting to students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Tax

Prevalence of corporate fraud and misconduct is high according to KPMG survey

KPMG's 2008-2009 Integrity Survey, the third in a periodic series that began in 2000, published by KPMG Forensic, concludes that little has changed in the frequency and pattern of corporate fraud and misconduct over the years. The survey found however, that "Ethics and compliance programs continue to have a favorable impact on employee perceptions across the board.
Tax

Post-Madoff, forensic accountants seeing increase in business

Investigators say that the number of people trying to pull off low-level Ponzi schemes is increasing so quickly that they are now calling them "mini-Madoffs."And forensic accountants believe their skills will be even more valuable in this climate, as jilted investors are asking tough questions about where their money went. Business owners and governments are also being cautious, watching their funds with more scrutiny than ever.

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