Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination is a comprehensive and practical guide for students and professionals in the field of fraud detection and deterrence. The book covers core concepts and methods for both public and private sector environments, including asset misappropriation, corruption, fraud, and more.

Real-world practicality is emphasized through current examples and engaging case studies, helping readers understand complex technical concepts in an accessible manner. The book also includes end-of-chapter materials and integrated IDEA and Tableau software cases to introduce readers to powerful auditing and analytic tools used in the field.

The text is aligned with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) model curriculum and covers current methods and best practices, providing immediate relevancy to real-world scenarios. As demand for forensic accounting skills continues to grow, this book equips readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field, even at the entry level.

Core foundation related to fraud examination and financial forensics
Careers in fraud examination and financial forensics
Who commits fraud and why : criminology and ethics
Complex frauds and financial crimes
Cybercrime : computer and internet fraud
Legal, regulatory, and professional environment
Fraud detection : red flags and targeted risk assessment
Detection and investigations
Effective interviewing and interrogation
Using information technology for fraud examination and financial forensics
Cash receipt schemes and other asset misappropriations
Cash disbursement schemes
Corruption and the human factor
Financial statement fraud
Consulting, litigation support, and expert witnesses : damages, valuations, and other engagements
Remediation and litigation advisory services

560 pages


First published June 8, 2010

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