From the Inside Flap
Learning concepts does not always prepare you for real-world application, and this is particularly true in fraud examination. Typically, graduates had to cut their teeth as auditors, claims adjusters, forensic accountants, and investigators before entering the fieldbut now that has changed. Based on the hands-on training approach used to prepare federal special agents, the Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents provides the only complete development program for gaining the working knowledge of simple fraud cases needed to get on the fast track to a career as a fraud examiner.
Thorough enough for students seeking real-world experience, with a depth of sophistication new CPAs, investigators, and attorneys look for to advance their skillset, this single resource enables you to confidently and effectively produce a written report, schedules, and clarifying audio-visuals capable of withstanding attorney examination and cross-examination in depositions, hearings, and trials. Each of the five cases begins with a fraud scenario, and it is up to you to connect the dots through more than 100 pages of accounting documentation and witness interviews. As in real life, you may not get all the information you would like. Working these specially designed cases trains you to become adept at the skills and instinctual responses experienced examiners depend on every day to uncover fraud in all its forms. Fraud examinations quickly become second nature with:
Concise instructional narratives with actionable guidance on such practical tasks as examining canceled checks, probing edits to digital information, and otherwise spreading and analyzing mountains of data and documentation
State-of-the-art coverage on performing horizontal and vertical analysis, decoding debit card transactions, using simple data analytics, and more
Ready-to-use spreadsheet templates for conducting the investigations inside, downloadable from a companion website
With Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents, it doesnt get any more real until you get paid to do it.
From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR FRAUD EXAMINATION CASEBOOK WITH DOCUMENTS
As a White Collar prosecutor for over 25 years and a law school adjunct professor, I can attest that Professor William Beecken and Clark Beecken are recognized authorities in the area of forensic auditing. Their book Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents: A Hands-on Approach is an invaluable educational tool for anyone seeking to learn how to identify deceptive behavior and fraud, particularly in financial statements. The simple, easy-to-understand chapters coupled with real-world financial documents provide a wonderful bridge between theory and application. It is a must have for any forensic auditing course.
John Melvin, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Cobb Judicial Circuit; Adjunct Professor, Atlantas John Marshall Law School
This book is the first of its kind, a practical textbook with real life examples of how to conduct a fraud examination. The case studies are an invaluable resource for any teacher in this field, as well as any student who wants to learn how to be effective in the field of Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting.
Laurie Dyke, Managing Partner, IAG Forensics and Valuation
REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE IN START-TO-FINISH CASEWORK
Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents is a first-of-its-kind practical resource for applying a conceptual knowledge of fraud to full-length fraud examinations. Respected guidance from an authorial team with acclaimed academic and in-the-field experience supports your analysis and presentation of five cases as theyd come across your desk in actual practice. The cases focus on asset misappropriation and financial statement fraud, and theyre presented with all the obstacles and pitfalls of real assignments. Thought-provoking multiple-choice questions enable you to efficiently reinforce and gauge your applied mastery of fraud examinations. Dedicate yourself to working through the cases inside and cultivate the ability to:
Conduct a complete fraud examination, from predication through report
Present your findings with the comprehensive flawlessness required in unforgiving courtrooms
Gain a competitive edge over everyone with mock trial and professional experience in a peripheral field
No other training resource more accurately simulates real life than Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents.
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