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

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ISBN13: 9780471784876
ISBN: 0471784877
Previous Edition ISBN: 0471463248
Published: November 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



A must-have reference for every business professional, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, Second Edition is a necessary tool for those interested in understanding how financial fraud occurs and what to do when you find or suspect it within your organization. With comprehensive coverage, it provides insightful advice on where an organization is most susceptible to fraud.

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Subjects:
Criminal Law, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Acknowledgments.
Part I: 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.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
2. UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING.
INTRODUCTION.
THE FIVE ACCOUNTING CYCLES.
JOURNALS.
TYING THE THREAD.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
3. THE ENTITIES.
PROPRIETORSHIPS.
PARTNERSHIPS.
CORPORATIONS.
BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
4. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ANALYSIS.
GOOD ANALYSIS = DUE DILIGENCE?
WHY DO IT?
OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER.
ANALYSIS FOR THE NON-EXPERT.
TO THE FUTURE.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
5. THE ROLE OF THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS IN THE INVESTIGATION.
THE AUDIT PROCESS.
INTERNAL CONTROLS.
Part II Financial Crime Investigation.
6. BUSINESS AS A VICTIM.
INTRODUCTION.
EMPLOYEE THEFTS.
PAYROLL FRAUD.
FRAUDULENT BILLING SCHEMES.
FRAUD COMMITTED BY OUTSIDERS.
MANAGEMENT THEFTS.
CORPORATE THEFTS.
IDENTITY THEFT.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
7. BUSINESS VILLAINS.
INTRODUCTION.
ORGANIZED CRIME AND BUSINESS.
MONEY LAUNDERING.
CONCLUSION.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
8. THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS.
INTRODUCTION.
CASE INITIATION.
CASE EVALUATION.
GOAL SETTING AND PLANNING.
INVESTIGATION.
CONCLUSION.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
9. INTERVIEWING FINANCIALLY SOPHISTICATED WITNESSES.
INTRODUCTION.
THE INTERVIEW.
INTERVIEWING FINANCIALLY SOPHISTICATED WITNESSES.
CONCLUSION.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
10. PROVING CASES THROUGH DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE.
INTRODUCTION.
DOCUMENT COLLECTION.
DOCUMENT ORGANIZATION.
THE PROCESS OF PROOF.
THE LOGIC OF ARGUMENT.
PROOF THROUGH INFERENCE.
CONCLUSION.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
11. ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR INVESTIGATORS.
INTRODUCTION.
WHY USE ANALYSIS TOOLS AT ALL?
ASSOCIATIONAL ANALYSIS.
TEMPORAL ANALYSIS.
CONCLUSION.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
12. INFERENTIAL ANALYSIS.
INTRODUCTION.
HOW INFERENTIAL ANALYSIS HELPS.
WHAT IS AN INFERENCE NETWORK?
INVESTIGATIVE INFERENCE ANALYSIS.
THE KEY LIST.
CONSTRUCTING AN INVESTIGATIVE INFERENCE CHART.
PLOTTING THE CHART.
SOME TIPS FOR CHARTING SUCCESS.
APPLYING THE CHART TO THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS.
CONCLUSION.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
13. DOCUMENTING AND PRESENTING THE CASE.
INTRODUCTION.
CREATING A SYSTEM.
THE CASEBOOK SYSTEM.
REPORT WRITING.
TESTIFYING AS A FINANCIAL EXPERT.
CONCLUSION.
SUGGESTED READINGS.
Index.