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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts

ISBN-10: 0471463248

ISBN-13: 9780471463245

Edition: 2004

Authors: Howard Silverstone, Michael Sheetz

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A thorough guide to forensic accounting and investigation for the non-expert Here's a dependable, up-to-date resource for detecting, preventing, and successfully prosecuting financial fraud. The authors address all phases of forensic accounting, complete with actual examples demonstrating applications in the real world. In one conveniently organized volume, non-experts get access to all the critical accounting principles and investigative techniques that help protect any organization from fraud, including insightful advice on where an organization is most susceptible to fraud and how to implement effective investigation processes when fraud is suspected. Order your copy today!
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Silverstone is a principal in the Philadelphia office of Kroll, Inc. He has concentrated on forensic and investigative accounting since 1985 and has been involved in every aspect of cases, including planning, detailed analysis, discovery, and expert testimony in forensic accounting.

Introduction
Fraud and Forensic Accounting Overview
Fraud in Society
What Is Fraud?
Types of Fraud
What the Numbers Tell Us about Fraud
The Social Consequences of Economic Crime
Notes
Suggested Readings
Understanding the Basics of Financial Accounting
Introduction
The Father of Accounting
The Five Accounting Cycles
Journals
Tying the Thread
Note
Suggested Readings
The Entities
Introduction
Proprietorships
Partnerships
Corporations
Notes
Suggested Readings
Fundamental Principles of Analysis
Good Analysis = Due Diligence?
Why Do It?
Analysis for the Non-Expert
Analysis through a Case Study
To the Future
Note
Suggested Readings
The Role of the Accounting Professional
The Importance of Accounting Professionals in the Investigation
The Audit Process
Internal Controls
Notes
Suggested Reading
Financial Crime Investigation
Business as a Victim
Introduction
Employee Thefts
Payroll Fraud
Fraudulent Billing Schemes
Fraud Committed by Outsiders
Management Thefts
Corporate Thefts
Notes
Suggested Readings
Business as a Vehicle
Introduction
Organized Crime and Business
The Lifecycle Model of Traditional Organized Crime
The Shared Profit Motive
Money Laundering
Cyber-Laundering
Summary
Notes
Suggested Readings
Case Generation
Introduction
The Investigative Process--The Investigation Life Cycle
Summary
Notes
Suggested Readings
Interviewing Financially Sophisticated Witnesses
Introduction
The Interview Process
Bringing Closure to the Interview
Interviews in Financial Crime
Summary
Notes
Suggested Readings
Analytical Techniques for Financial Crime Investigation
Introduction
Getting Organized
The Process of Proof
The Logic of Argument
The Inferential Nature of Proof
Summary
Notes
Suggested Readings
Inference Network Analysis
Introduction
Linking Inferences
The Investigative Inference Model
Summary
Notes
Suggested Readings
Implementing the Investigative Inference Model
Introduction
The Key List
Plotting the Chart
Some Tips for Plotting Success
Applying the Chart to the Investigative Process
Summary
Notes
Suggested Readings
Documenting the Investigation
Introduction
The Casebook System
Components of the System
Closing the Book on the Casebook System
Notes
Testifying in Financial Crime Cases
Introduction
The Role of the Professional Witness
Communicating Your Knowledge
The Role of the Financial Crime Expert in Litigation
Summary
Notes
Suggested Readings
Key List
Federal Rules of Evidence
Glossary
Index