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Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts 2nd ed isbn 9780471784876

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts

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ISBN13: 9780471463245
ISBN: 0471463248
New Edition ISBN: 9780471784876
Published: April 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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Executives, managers, criminal investigators, and prosecuting attorneys all require a basic understanding of accounting principles and investigative techniqes to protect organizations from fraud. Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts breaks down this knowledge, which is invaluable for better insight into where an organization is most susceptible to fraud as well as to a more productive investigation process when fraud is suspected.

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Part One: Fraud and Forensic Accounting Overview.
1. Fraud in Society. What Is Fraud? Types of Fraud. What the Numbers Tell Us about Fraud. The Social Consequences of Economic Crime. Notes. Suggested Readings.
2. Understanding the Basics of Financial Accounting. Introduction. The Father of Accounting. The Five Accounting Cycles. Journals. Tying the Thread. Note. Suggested Readings.
3. The Entities. Introduction. Proprietorships. Partnerships. Corporations. Notes. Suggested Readings.
4. Fundamental Principles of Analysis. Good Analysis = Due Diligence? Why Do It? Analysis for the Non-Expert. Analysis through a Case Study. To the Future. Note. Suggested Readings.
5. The Role of the Accounting Professional. The Importance of Accounting Professionals in the Investigation. The Audit Process. Internal Controls. Notes. Suggested Reading.
Part Two: Financial Crime Investigation.
6. Business as a Victim. Introduction. Employee Thefts. Payroll Fraud. Fraudulent Billing Schemes. Fraud Committed by Outsiders. Management Thefts. Corporate Thefts. Notes. Suggested Readings.
7. Business as a Vehicle. Introduction. Organized Crime and Business. The Lifecycle Model of Traditional Organized Crime. The Shared Profit Motive. Money Laundering. Cyber-Laundering. Summary. Notes. Suggested Readings.
8. Case Generation. Introduction 119 The Investigative Process--The Investigation Life Cycle. Summary. Notes. Suggested Readings.
9. Interviewing Financially Sophisticated Witnesses. Introduction. The Interview Process. Bringing Closure to the Interview. Interviews in Financial Crime. Summary. Notes. Suggested Readings.
10. Analytical Techniques for Financial Crime Investigation. Introduction. Getting Organized. The Process of Proof. The Logic of Argument. The Inferential Nature of Proof. Summary. Notes. Suggested Readings.
11. Inference Network Analysis. Introduction. Linking Inferences. The Investigative Inference Model. Summary. Notes. Suggested Readings.
12. Implementing the Investigative Inference Model. Introduction. The Key List. Plotting the Chart. Some Tips for Plotting Success. Applying the Chart to the Investigative Process. Summary. Notes. Suggested Readings.
13. Documenting the Investigation. Introduction. The Casebook System. Components of the System. Closing the Book on the Casebook System. Notes.
14. Testifying in Financial Crime Cases. Introduction. The Role of the Professional Witness. Communicating Your Knowledge. The Role of the Financial Crime Expert in Litigation. Summary. Notes. Suggested Readings.
Appendix A: Key List.
Appendix B: Federal Rules Of Evidence.