Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts

HOWARD SILVERSTONE, CPA, FCA, CFE, is Director at Forensic Resolutions, Inc.

MICHAEL SHEETZ, JD, is an adjunct professor of business law, ethics, and international law for several universities, and a former appellate law clerk for the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

STEPHEN PEDNEAULT, CPA/CFF, CFE, is a Principal of Forensic Accounting Services, LLC, where he specializes in forensic accounting, employee fraud, and litigation support matters. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut; is the author of Fraud 101: Techniques and Strategies for Understanding Fraud, Third Edition; contributed to Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business; and has written articles for state and national publications.

Frank E. Rudewicz, JD, CPP, CAMS, has more than thirty years’ experience conducting domestic and international investigations for fraud, ethics, and other employment-related conduct. Mr. Rudewicz has been involved in numerous high-profile and sensitive engagements regarding fraud, organized crime, compliance, and security assessments. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, Forensic Files, and various other media outlets for his investigative work. A recognized expert on security and investigations, Mr. Rudewicz lectures and teaches frequently on these topics. He often provides expert testimony and conducts independent inquiries for a variety of employee misconduct issues.

“Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts” offers comprehensive guidance for protecting organizations from financial fraud. The book provides essential accounting principles and investigative techniques to help readers identify vulnerabilities in their organization and implement effective investigation processes in case of fraud suspicion. The book covers basic accounting principles, common types of fraud, and the investigative process, including documentary evidence, expert witness role, and interview techniques. The book features real-world examples to demonstrate the applications of forensic accounting. The book emphasizes the importance of preventing fraud and reducing fraud losses, as the cost of fraud can be damaging to any company or organization.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Forensic Accounting
Chapter 2 Fraud in Society
Chapter 3 Understanding the Basics of Financial Accounting
Chapter 4 Forms of Entities
Chapter 5 Fundamental Principles of Financial Analysis
Chapter 6 The Role of the Accounting Professional
Chapter 7 Business as a Victim
Chapter 8 Business Villains
Chapter 9 The Investigative Process
Chapter 10 Interviewing Financially Sophisticated Witnesses
Chapter 11 Proving Cases Through Documentary Evidence
Chapter 12 Analysis Tools for Investigators
Chapter 13 Inferential Analysis
Chapter 14 Documenting and Presenting the Case

304 pages


First published January 2, 2004

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