Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting

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Wiley, Sep 11, 2006 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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With the responsibility of detecting and preventing fraud placed directly on the accounting profession, you are responsible for recognizing fraud and learning the tools and strategies necessary to stop it. Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting, Third Edition shows you how to develop an investigative eye toward both internal and external fraud and provides crucial information on how to deal with it when discovered.

This authoritative, timely book equips auditors, investigators, corporate attorneys, and accountants to identify the signs of financial fraud and successfully investigate it. This new edition will enable you to:

  • Recognize the characteristics of organizations in which fraud is likely to occur
  • Detect and deter accounting fraud, using the most recently developed techniques
  • Conduct an efficient, systematic fraud investigation
  • Use the latest methods for documenting fraud and preparing evidence-and much more

PRAISE FOR Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting, Third Edition

"An excellent primer for developing and implementing an antifraud program as part of a SOX 404, fraud prevention and detection process. A clear and concise history of fraud and the methods needed to deter it now and for the future. It is like having a professor on call and in your office when you need one. Well written with easy-to-understand definitions and examples, this is a must-read for anyone who is putting a financial investigation unit in place."
—George Mullins, CFE, HealthSouthInternal Audit Manager and Project Manager, Antifraud Program

"The book is an excellent anti-fraud resource for those professionals charged with the responsibility of detecting, investigating, and preventing fraud. I also highly recommend it to educators as a prospective textbook for a semester-long course in macro fraud examination."
—Thomas Buckhoff, PhD, CPA, CFE, Associate Professor of Forensic Accounting, Georgia Southern University, and Principal, FraudWise, LLC

"This book, better than any other in print, hits the subject areas I cover in my fraud examination and forensic accounting class. The authors have done a great job of presenting complicated terms and techniques in a manner for students to understand. I particularly like the presentation of a fraud's endgame, namely the court case that recovers assets and puts these creeps in jail."
—Douglas E. Ziegenfuss, Professor and Chair, Department of Accounting,Old Dominion University

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About the author (2006)

TOMMIE W. SINGLETON, CPA, CMA, CISA, CITP, is Marshall IS Scholar and coordinator of the Forensic Accounting Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and the Institute of Management Accountants, among other organizations. He has published numerous articles and is coauthor of Managing the Audit Function: A Corporate Audit Department Procedures Guide, Third Edition (Wiley).

AARON J. SINGLETON acquired his master's of accountancy at Bowling Green State University. He is an IT auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). His articles have been published in the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance and Bank Accounting and Finance.

G. JACK BOLOGNA, BBA, JD, CFE, is former president of Computer Protection Systems, Inc., and Associate Professor of Management at Siena Heights University, Michigan. Among his numerous publications are The Accountant's Handbook of Fraud and Commercial Crime (Wiley), Forensic Accounting Handbook, and Handbook on Corporate Fraud.

ROBERT J. LINDQUIST, BComm, CA, CFE, is CEO of Lindquist, Avey, Macdonald, Baskerville, Inc., a leading North American forensic and investigative accounting firm. Previously, he was partner and national director of the forensic accounting services division of a "Big Six" accounting firm.

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