Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 23, 2010 - Business & Economics - 336 pages


With the responsibility of detecting and preventing fraud falling heavily on the accounting profession, every accountant needs to recognize fraud and learn the tools and strategies necessary to catch it in time. Providing valuable information to those responsible for dealing with prevention and discovery of financial deception, Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting, Fourth Edition helps accountants develop an investigative eye toward both internal and external fraud and provides tips for coping with fraud when it is found to have occurred.

Completely updated and revised, the new edition presents:

  • Brand-new chapters devoted to fraud response as well as to the physiological aspects of the fraudster
  • A closer look at how forensic accountants get their job done
  • More about Computer-Assisted Audit Tools (CAATs) and digital forensics
  • Technological aspects of fraud auditing and forensic accounting
  • Extended discussion on fraud schemes
  • Case studies demonstrating industry-tested methods for dealing with fraud, all drawn from a wide variety of actual incidents

Inside this book, you will find step-by-step keys to fraud investigation and the most current methods for dealing with financial fraud within your organization. Written by recognized experts in the field of white-collar crime, this Fourth Edition provides you, whether you are a beginning forensic accountant or an experienced investigator, with industry-tested methods for detecting, investigating, and preventing financial schemes.

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About the author (2010)

TOMMIE W. SINGLETON, CPA, CMA, CISA, CFF, CGEIT, and CITP, is Marshall IS Scholar and coordinator of the Forensic Accounting Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His articles have appeared in such journals as EDPACS, EDP Auditor Journal, White-Collar Crime Fighter, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, and Information Systems Audit and Control journal. Tommie has presented this material to dozens of auditing firms, internal audit departments, and professional organizations as seminars and training. He is a scholar-in-residence for the regional public accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram with responsibilities related to fraud auditing and forensic accounting.

AARON J. SINGLETON, CPA, CISA, has worked for five years at a global public accounting firm performing information technology, financial statement, and regulatory compliance audits. Aaron's prior experience includes managing accounting and systems for a private wholesale company, and experience in systems development, installation, and support. Aaron has published articles related to fraud and forensics in journals including the Information Security Journal and the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. Aaron earned his master's of accountancy from Bowling Green State University, and bachelor's degrees in accounting and management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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