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Specialized Software Helps Forensic Accountants Reduce Litigation Costs

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation and fraud deterrence, litigation support, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The use of specialized data-mining software in complex litigation support and forensic accounting engagements can yield significant cost… Read more »

Keeping You Up to Date on The Top Tax Scams

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Here, once again, is the annual list released by the Internal Revenue Service of the top tax scams it has… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Help Jurors Understand Complex Information

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The task of explaining complex matters to jurors and presenting them with reams of financial information can seem nearly impossible. … Read more »

Calculating the Value of Forensic Accountants in Termination, Discrimination Cases

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. In many wrongful termination and employment discrimination, attorneys depend on forensic accountants to calculate damages and, if necessary, provide expert… Read more »

Before Selling Your Business, Learn Its True Value

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Selling a house is an important decision, one that’s not made capriciously but undertaken only after solid research and planning… Read more »

Forensic Accounting Strategies for Cash Flow Maximization

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  Many small businesses engage in an ongoing struggle to keep sufficient cash on hand to finance operations, pay debts, and… Read more »

When Tip Lines Don’t Work

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  In last week’s blog, Certified Fraud Examiner David Anderson reported that tips remain the most frequent source for the discovery… Read more »

Tips Still the Most Common Way Fraud Is Discovered

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  Many people believe that if their financials are audited or reviewed, then any existing fraud will be discovered.  However, national… Read more »

Look for Fraud in Every Corner of Your Business

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. When asked to cut costs during a recent business downturn, the Director of Operations at a large national financial services firm… Read more »

Firm Forensically Finds Phony, Fraudulent Vendors

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. A relatively successful and difficult to uncover scheme used by deceptive employees to steal money on the job is creating phony… Read more »

Proposed U.S. Treasury Regulation Could Significantly Change Business Valuations

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation, fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. For nearly 100 years, business valuators have used Fair Market Value to define the value of business interests.  Fair… Read more »

Meet the New Socially Engineered Fraud: The CEO Scam

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. John Jenkins was a hardworking and loyal corporate controller for Zest Products, a mid-sized wholesale distributor of cleaning products.  So, when… Read more »

Substitution Schemes and How to Avoid Them

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Although most fraudsters go after cash because it is easier to misappropriate, more and more organizations are being hit with misappropriation… Read more »