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Determining the Valuation Date is a Key Factor in Business Valuations

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. When a forensic accountant performs a business valuation, one of the first – and most important –… Read more »

Guidelines to Help Ensure the Reliability of Financial Statements “Associated With” an Accounting Firm

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. Seeing the label “associated with” a specific accounting firm on a financial statement you receive is not a… Read more »

Business Valuation Experts Provide Critical Analysis in Collaborative Divorces

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Throughout his career, David Anderson has served as a business valuation expert on both sides of traditional… Read more »

Combat Fraudsters by Regularly Reviewing Your Organization’s Financial Statements

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. It’s good common sense – and even better financial sense – to review on a regular basis the financial statements… Read more »

Fight Fraud by Staying Current on Your Company’s Bank Reconciliations

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. One of the most effective ways for a business to help prevent fraud is, according to one of the top… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Can Help Assure Timeliness and Completeness of Royalty Payments

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. Have you or your clients licensed the use of intellectual property in return for royalty fees?  Are you or your… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Can Bring Value 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. Among the many duties a forensic accountant may be asked to undertake in a typical work cycle is calculating damages… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Can Help Effectively Referee Family Inheritance Battles

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. Any parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or other guardian is quite familiar with the squabbling that can take place among young… Read more »

Charities and Non-Profits Might Be More Exposed to Fraud

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 charitable and non-profit organizations focus on serving the general good, they’re quite often themselves the focus of fraudsters who target… Read more »

Using “The Fraud Triangle” To Help Stave Off Nefarious Employees

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. There are myriad ways employees can defraud their companies, but there’s one easy approach that can help keep… Read more »

Why Business Owners Should Have a Transition Plan

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The statistics are astounding. Over the next 10 years, more than 4.5 million privately owned businesses will… Read more »

Divorced or Considering Divorce? You Need to Know About These Tax Changes

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Prior to the December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), when one spouse paid alimony (or separate maintenance… Read more »

“Tricks of the Trade:” Look to The Numbers for Clues to Fraud

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, business valuation, and marital dissolution in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the final blog in a series of four posts that will examine the so-called… Read more »