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Close the Door on Business Fraud Before Your Money Has Disappeared

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud deterrence, business valuation, and fraud investigation in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  “Don’t shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.” This idiom can be traced to the 1390… Read more »

Two Valuation Issues to Consider Regarding Privately Held Businesses

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. Under what conditions does $4 million divided by four NOT equal $1 million? When you are a… Read more »

Understanding the Three Most Commonly Used Approaches to Valuing a Business

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 three most commonly used approaches to valuing a business are: The Income Approach, the Asset-based Approach, and the Market… Read more »

Bring in Expert Witnesses Early to Enhance Your Litigation Support

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. Trial attorneys know expert witness testimony from a forensic accounting expert can be critical in determining the outcome of legal… Read more »

Are Your Business and Personal Finances Ready for Year-End?

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. With the winter holidays fast approaching, most of us are looking forward to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New… Read more »

How Fraudsters, Non-Fraudsters Respond Differently in Interviews

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. A key part of any fraud investigation involves interviewing employees, customers, vendors and others.  These interviews, explain… Read more »

Business Valuation Experts Play Key Role 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. As a Certified Valuation Expert, David Anderson, of David Anderson & Associates, has served as a business… Read more »

‘Rule of Thumb’ Business Valuation Techniques Just Don’t Measure Up

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. Trade associations, some business brokers, and others may use what are known as Rules of Thumb to… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Can Help Businesses Recover from Hurricanes and Other Disasters

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. American businesses large and small suffered a double dose of damage this past month with the back-to-back… Read more »

Avoid These Five Common Mistakes When Valuing a Business – 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 »

Avoid These Five Common Mistakes When Valuing a Business – 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. While, in most cases, a business valuation process follows proper professional procedures, there are times when a… Read more »

Not All Financial Statements Are “Associated” With Reliability

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.  When you learn a company is “associated” with an accounting firm, don’t automatically assume the financial statements that… Read more »

Petty Cash Fraud Can Be Anything but Insignificant

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. When it comes to the relatively small amount of money that’s kept in your company or organization petty… Read more »