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Fighting fraud

Catherine Williams spent more than a decade in Hong Kong as a forensic accountant. Now back home in Sydney, she tells A Plus about how she coped with technology, fraud, and male domination in her wide-ranging career, and advises how CPAs can join a stimulating specialty field. Like many international accountants assigned to Hong Kong,… Read More Fighting fraud

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Fighting crime with statistics

By Steve Lewis PwC has created a big data model for the New Zealand Ministry of Justice that aims to identify youths at risk of offending so they can be set on a better life path. While its title would be right at home in the newspeak of George Orwell’s 1984, New Zealand’s Whole-of-Population Micro-Simulation… Read More Fighting crime with statistics

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The fundamentals of business valuations

By Des Peelo Following the publication of the second edition of his book, The Valuation of Businesses and Shares, Des Peelo FCA shares his thoughts on best practice when it comes to valuing a business. The approach to valuation has changed significantly since the first edition of The Valuation of Businesses and Shares was published… Read More The fundamentals of business valuations

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Money laundering: Combating a global threat

By Alan S. Abel, CPA/CFF, and Ian A. MacKay, CPA, CGMA The vigilance of CPAs plays an important part in an international effort to deter financial crime. Earlier this year, reports on the voluminous document leak known as the Panama Papers provided a jarring reminder of the massive global problem that money laundering poses in… Read More Money laundering: Combating a global threat

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Financial sleuthing

There has been a significant increase in the demand for forensic accountants in recent years. Prof Niamh Brennan explains the breadth of skills and services a forensic accountant can bring to the table. A review of the newspapers reveals that forensic accountants have been kept busy over recent years thanks to high-profile bankruptcies, rogue bankers,… Read More Financial sleuthing

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When Accountants Unknowingly Commit Fraud

By Robert Colapinto The war on money laundering is on, and accountants are caught in the cross-hairs. But what does one do when a client just doesn’t pass the smell test? Hells Angels members legally purchase ATMs and place them in clubs and bars where they regularly infuse them with dirty money. Asian triads employ… Read More When Accountants Unknowingly Commit Fraud