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Preparing as an Expert Witness for Not-For Profit Entities

Preparing as an Expert Witness for Not-For Profit Entities

Forensic accounting examinations of not-for-profit entities

The keys to performing a successful expert forensic accounting fraud engagement is to gain an understanding of the present internal control system, including policies [or lack thereof] in place to prevent fraud and abuse, as well as other key steps and procedures, as John J. DeLuca outlines in this article.

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Fortune Cookies as Weapons of War:

Management techniques from new China Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese warlord, wrote the military treatise titled The Art of War.

Fortune Cookies as Weapons of War:

Management techniques from new China Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese warlord, wrote the military treatise titled The Art of War.

The Pot Stock Renaissance

With Colorado and Washington state legalizing casual use of marijuana, more states considering it and 20 allowing medicinal usage, at least 60 publicly traded entities have scrambled to cash in by offering pot penny stocks.

The Pot Stock Renaissance

With Colorado and Washington state legalizing casual use of marijuana, more states considering it and 20 allowing medicinal usage, at least 60 publicly traded entities have scrambled to cash in by offering pot penny stocks.

Five MLB Teams Valued Over $1 Billion

The average major league baseball (MLB) team today is worth $811 million, up 9 percent from last year.

Five MLB Teams Valued Over $1 Billion

The average major league baseball (MLB) team today is worth $811 million, up 9 percent from last year.

The Value Opportunity to Private Companies

The Value Opportunity to Private Companies

Can private companies really increase their value 80-100 percent by limiting unsystematic (controllable) risks?

The November/December 2013 issue of The Value Examinerfeatured Ken Sanginario’s article entitled, “The Valuation Business: A Strategic Road Map for Success.” In this article, Sanginario answers questions raised by skeptics to make the case that value doubling for private companies is…

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A Brave New World for Forensic Financial Analysts

The digital age represents both forensic challenge and opportunity Forensic financial analysts can increase their effectiveness and value by expanding their training and knowledge in IT forensics.

A Brave New World for Forensic Financial Analysts

The digital age represents both forensic challenge and opportunity Forensic financial analysts can increase their effectiveness and value by expanding their training and knowledge in IT forensics.

IRS Names Bitcoin Property, Not Currency

Where the IRS stands on the classification of Bitcoin and the purchases made with it has been ambiguous.

IRS Names Bitcoin Property, Not Currency

Where the IRS stands on the classification of Bitcoin and the purchases made with it has been ambiguous.

Grant Thornton Survey: Regulation Overwhelming Auditors

In a recent Grant Thornton survey, more than two thirds (69%) of internal audit professionals say they’d love to focus on strategic risks, but regulatory compliance duties and the rising costs they incur are getting in the way.

Grant Thornton Survey: Regulation Overwhelming Auditors

In a recent Grant Thornton survey, more than two thirds (69%) of internal audit professionals say they’d love to focus on strategic risks, but regulatory compliance duties and the rising costs they incur are getting in the way.

Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Considerations in Economic Damages Calculations

The choice and use of an ex-ante or ex-post analysis can lead to divergent results in protracted litigation.

Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Considerations in Economic Damages Calculations

The choice and use of an ex-ante or ex-post analysis can lead to divergent results in protracted litigation.

Accuracy-Related Penalties

Undervaluation can be costly The recent U.S. Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Woods, overturned legal precedent and signaled that accuracy-related penalties can be imposed in more instances.

Accuracy-Related Penalties

Undervaluation can be costly The recent U.S. Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Woods, overturned legal precedent and signaled that accuracy-related penalties can be imposed in more instances.

Forensic Accounting Board Resigns

All members of the American Board of Forensic Accounting, the advisory board behind the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute’s (ACFEI) Certified Forensic Accountant credential have recently resigned.

Forensic Accounting Board Resigns

All members of the American Board of Forensic Accounting, the advisory board behind the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute’s (ACFEI) Certified Forensic Accountant credential have recently resigned.

SBA Answers to Congress on Going Concern

Fifteen U.S. Representatives have sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeking clarification as to why the agency changed its requirements regarding real estate appraisers handling going concern appraisals for special use properties.

SBA Answers to Congress on Going Concern

Fifteen U.S. Representatives have sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeking clarification as to why the agency changed its requirements regarding real estate appraisers handling going concern appraisals for special use properties.

The Valuation of Being Bilingual

While most don’t see a benefit to speaking a second language in their personal or professional life, the increasing diversity of large cities and unexpected international elements in business deals is stressing its importance.

The Valuation of Being Bilingual

While most don’t see a benefit to speaking a second language in their personal or professional life, the increasing diversity of large cities and unexpected international elements in business deals is stressing its importance.

Degree in Deception

Misuse of university endowments and school funding tax dollars

Money laundering is usually associated with criminal activity, but that is a narrow view. Money laundering takes many forms. In this article, Professor Larry Crumbley contends that money laundering occurs in multiple instances—from the local school board to the university setting. Learn the keys to identify the misappropriation and…

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The Importance of Industry Research

Understanding the different aspects of an industry is key to evaluating a company’s future performance Understanding a subject entity’s industry is a hallmark of any good valuation report.

The Importance of Industry Research

Understanding the different aspects of an industry is key to evaluating a company’s future performance Understanding a subject entity’s industry is a hallmark of any good valuation report.