When beginning a small business, it is very important to think about the different options you have when it comes to choosing the structure of your business. Each of the business entities will provide different legal and tax implications, and it is up to you to choose the structure that….
It’s no secret that forensic accounting has become one of the fastest growing careers over the last several years. As an industry, forensic accounting has seen a burst due to a number of critical elements, underlining the fact that this increase in demand does not seem to be slowing down….
Ethical issues surround almost every aspect of accounting, forensic accounting, and valuation engagement. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) plays a critical role in outlining the rule-making and standard-setting for which all CPAs must adhere to. In doing so, AICPA commits to serving the public interest through a….
Forensic accountants are required to maintain a specialized skill set of auditing expertise, education, and training. Combining accounting and analytical talents with financial proficiency and a strong moral compass, a forensic accountant plays a critical role in both litigation support and investigations. First and foremost, a forensic accountant must maintain….
Many people are surprised to learn the distinct and essential connection between a financially distressed business and a valuation expert. Filing for Chapter 11, otherwise known as reorganization bankruptcy, gives an insolvent company the opportunity to restructure while repaying creditors through a court-approved strategy for reorganization. With the ultimate goal….
Fraud detection is becoming more and more important as the business world leans heavily on technology and an influx of data. In recent years, fraud attempts have increased dramatically, thus calling for a fraud detection system that is widespread, efficient, and effective in the workplace. Business owners, boards of directors,….
Conducting a thorough valuation of a business or other enterprise is critical to successful results. All too often, business valuation “experts” use a simple rule-of-thumb formula to do so, but this can lead to critical errors and misinformation. As such, the process of conducting a valuation of a closely-held business….
The accounting industry as a whole must continually evolve and progress in order to keep up with the changing demands and needs of the individuals and businesses in which they serve. Relatively speaking, forensic accounting is a fairly new profession. As society, the economy, technology, and relevant legislation shifts, forensic….
Choosing the right accounting firm can make or break an organization. For small businesses, using accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken may seem like the logical solution. However, as public and private companies expand, the need for the right accountant or accounting firm becomes indispensable. While every company’s needs are….
Fraud is defined as “any intentional act or omission designed to deceive others, resulting in the victim suffering a loss and/or the perpetrator achieving a gain”, based on a report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) entitled Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide. Every organization,….