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Forensic Accountants Can Help Detect, Prevent Trust and Escrow Fraud – Part 1

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. My next two blogs will discuss trust and escrow account fraud.  For purposes of this discussion, I will include IOLTA (Interest… Read more »

Update on the Impact of COVID-19 on Business Valuations

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. Last year, in two blog articles, I discussed how business valuations were being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this blog… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Can Play Key Role in Resolving Family Inheritance Disputes

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. Family arguments over such minor issues as toys, chores, or family rules are quite common among siblings, cousins, and other relations…. Read more »

Be Vigilant to Help Thwart Hackers and Cyberattacks: Part Two

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. In this second of a two-part series, forensic accounting expert David Anderson of David Anderson & Associates, a Certified Fraud Examiner… Read more »

Tricks of the Trade: Finding Fraud Behind the Numbers

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 blog is the final in a series of four posts that are examining the so-called… Read more »

Tricks of the Trade: Numbers Can Decode the Presence of 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 blog is the third in a series of four posts that will examine the so-called… Read more »

Tricks of the Trade: Look to Names, Numbers to Fight 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 blog is the second in a series of four posts that will examine the so-called… Read more »

‘Tricks of the Trade:’ Using Physics to Uncover 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 blog is the first in a series of four posts that will examine the so-called… Read more »

Anonymous Tip Line Can Help Detect Ongoing Corporate Fraud

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. Is, as many business executives and owners believe, performing a formal financial audit each year the most effective way of… Read more »

Interview Replies Can Separate Fraudsters from Non-Fraudsters

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. Interviews with employees, customers, vendors, and other key individuals are an important part of any fraud investigation…. Read more »

A Basic Action You Can Take to Reduce Business 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. . . . In this blog installment, Anderson discusses a simple change every business can take to help stem internal fraud…. Read more »

Your Best Expert Witness is an Independent Expert Witness

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. Expert witnesses who are called to testify in litigation are not – contrary to what some people believe – supposed to… Read more »

A Look at How Forensic Accountants Assess the Reliability of Documents

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. My previous blog discussed how forensic accountants assess the credibility of interviewees.  This blog focuses on how I assess the reliability… Read more »