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Fraud Investigations Can Uncover Inventory Control Weaknesses

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The anti-fraud controls in place at a shipping supplies company were extensive and outwardly thorough.  Incoming shipments were… Read more »

It Should Always Feel Like Someone is Watching Your Potential Fraudsters

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Despite what might be a common perception, it’s much more effective to let your employees know – right… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part Five

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the final installment of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. The process of determining… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part Four

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the fourth of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. Business valuation experts must undertake… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part Three

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the third of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. Determining the worth of your… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part Two

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the second of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation.  Knowing how to calculate a… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part I

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the first of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. Do you know what your… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Give a Fraudster a Second Chance

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. We are taught to forgive others who make a mistake, and to usually offer them a second chance.  While this philosophy… Read more »

Substitution Schemes: Fraudsters Want More Than Just Cash

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. While most fraudsters misappropriate corporate or organizational cash as it is easier to take, more and more institutions are finding their… Read more »

Without Oversight, Petty Cash Fraud Losses Can Grow Rapidly

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. While a company’s petty cash account is designed to quickly and easily provide reimbursement for such small expenditures… Read more »

Tales of Municipal Fraud – Part Two

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  Last week, in the first of this two-blog series on municipal fraud, Certified Fraud Examiner David Anderson presented… Read more »

Tales of Municipal Fraud – Part One

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. . . . In this, the first of a two-blog series on municipal fraud, Certified Fraud Examiner David… Read more »

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Contingency Planning

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Many businesses have no disaster or contingency plans in place.  Others have only disaster plans to address such… Read more »