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Fraud Investigation Reveals Loopholes in Checkbook Controls

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. Harry Johnson was a savvy businessman who was aware of the perils of not having the proper fraud… Read more »

Forensic Accounting Investigations Unearth Medicare, Medicaid Fraud

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. Government payments to providers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs are based on an “honor billing system,” meaning… Read more »

Data-Mining Software Helps Forensic Accountants Keep Litigation Costs in Check

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 special data-mining software in complex litigation support and forensic accounting cases can yield significant cost… Read more »

Make Prosecution the Final Step in Your Fraud Deterrence Plan

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. So, you’ve been the victim of fraud. You knew something was amiss.  You hired a Certified Fraud Examiner.  A thorough… Read more »

A Refresher on the Elements of Fraud; Look for the Warning Signs

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. In several earlier blogs, I discussed the three key elements of fraud – Pressure, Opportunity, and Rationalization – a.k.a…. Read more »

When You Collect Taxes, Be Sure to Remit Them in a Timely Fashion

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. Almost every organization is responsible for collecting and remitting taxes. These taxes, which occur on the Federal, state, county or… Read more »

Is Your Bank Unknowingly Promoting or Enabling Fraud?

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. Several frauds I have investigated during my tenure as a forensic accountant have been strikingly similar.  In each… Read more »

Termination, Discrimination Cases Can Benefit from Forensic Accounting Assistance

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. There are times when a forensic accountant may be asked to calculate damages for wrongful termination and employment discrimination lawsuits…. Read more »

What is a Calculation of Value?

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. There are many circumstances under which a business valuation is required.  These can include: For estate and… Read more »

Serial Fraud Shares Traits with Other Types of Crime Sprees

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. Serial crimes, such as murder and arson, have certain characteristics in common with fraud. According to Certified Fraud Examiner David… Read more »

Five Common Business Valuation Mistakes to Avoid – Part Two

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. Our two-part study of the most significant mistakes made while performing a business valuation concludes as Philadelphia… Read more »

Five Common Business Valuation Mistakes to Avoid – Part One

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 business valuation process, in almost all instances, follows proper professional procedures; however, there are times when… Read more »

‘Rules of Thumb’ Can Leave You ‘All Thumbs’ In Most 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. Some trade associations and business brokers, among others, use what are called Rules of Thumb to explain… Read more »