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Since accounts payable is responsible for most payment functions, it falls to those in charge to ensure the tightest possible controls and prevention of fraud. Fraud in Accounts Payable: How to Prevent It presents various accounts payable fraud scenarios, from check fraud to employee fraud. Industry expert Mary Schaeffer shows auditors, controllers, and managers how to spot the many types of frauds and situations that frequently take place in companies and equips them with the necessary tools to halt fraud from occurring in the first place in accounts payable. It includes over 50 real-life…mehr

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Since accounts payable is responsible for most payment functions, it falls to those in charge to ensure the tightest possible controls and prevention of fraud. Fraud in Accounts Payable: How to Prevent It presents various accounts payable fraud scenarios, from check fraud to employee fraud. Industry expert Mary Schaeffer shows auditors, controllers, and managers how to spot the many types of frauds and situations that frequently take place in companies and equips them with the necessary tools to halt fraud from occurring in the first place in accounts payable. It includes over 50 real-life examples which demonstrate just how common fraud is.
Praise for Fraud in Accounts Payable "Fraud in Accounts Payable is an insightful book that takes an in-depth look at the three most frequently committed fraudulent cash disbursement schemes directly related to your accounts payable function. Mary provides colorful and poignant stories showing how easy it can be to steal from both within and outside an organization. But the real beauty of this book is that Mary illustrates ways you can immediately begin implementing effective and efficient controls to reduce the opportunities for fraud within your organization." --Matthew D. Storlie, CFE, Fraud & Forensic Services Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP "Mary has delivered another book full of specific suggestions for improving accounts payable processes. Fraud in Accounts Payable is an easy-to-read guide that identifies real-world problems and offers practical solutions. Her books and articles have quickly become some of my core resources." --Stephanie K. O'Cain, Chief Financial Officer Municipal Association of South Carolina "Fraud could never take place in my accounts payable department." "My employees would never steal from me! I trust them too much . . ." Sound familiar? The definitive resource for every accounts payable department, Fraud in Accounts Payable affords you a bird's-eye view of what's really going on in your accounts payable department and how you can defend it against every potential type of fraud, including check fraud, payroll fraud, and T&E fraud. Written by Mary Schaeffer, America's most accomplished accounts payable expert, this thorough and highly readable guide is filled with authoritative tips, techniques, and advice on: * Uncovering hidden pockets of weakness where your organization is vulnerable * Getting rid of those bad practices that allow all sorts of frauds to flourish * Setting up antifraud safeguards Reminding us to "never say never," Fraud in Accounts Payable explains in plain English how to protect your accounts payable department so it becomes--and stays--financially healthy.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons / Wiley, John, & Sons, Inc
  • Seitenzahl: 226
  • Erscheinungstermin: 19. August 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 240mm x 161mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 510g
  • ISBN-13: 9780470260456
  • ISBN-10: 0470260459
  • Artikelnr.: 23592931
Autorenporträt
Mary S. Schaeffer is a nation-ally recognized accounts payable expert. She is the founder and Editorial Director of Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow, a newsletter for professionals interested in payment issues. She is the author of twelve books and has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Corporate Cashflow, Treasury & Risk, Business Credit, the Writer, Newsday, and newsweek.com. She has an MBA in finance and is a member of the New York Financial Writers' Association. She is a regular contributor to AICPA's Corporate Finance Insider publication.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface. Acknowledgments. PART ONE: WHERE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FRAUD CAN HAPPEN IN YOUR ORGANIZATION. 1 Profiles of Fraud in the Business World. 2 Check Fraud: Still a Huge Problem. 3 Check Stock: Stop the Fraudsters' Presses. 4 P
Card: Not as Big an Issue as You Might Think. 5 Electronic Payment Fraud: Not a Growth Industry
Yet! 6 Desktop Fraud: Few Think About This
But Everyone Should. 7 Travel and Entertainment Fraud: Not All Your Employees Are Honest. 8 Petty Cash Fraud: Petty Indeed. 9 Vendor and Invoice Fraud: Not Every Invoice (Or Vendor!) Is Legit. 10 Master Vendor File Fraud: How Employees Play Games with Your Records. 11 Payroll Fraud: Ghostbusting and More. 12 Telecom Fraud: Yes, It Can Happen to You. PART TWO: STRATEGIES TO DETER, PREVENT, AND DETECT ALL SORTSOF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FRAUD. 13 Best Practices
Not: Tactics that Unintentionally Promote Fraud. 14 Fraud Monitoring Reports: A Necessary Evil. 15 Fraud Detection and Prevention: Simple Tactics You Can Use. 16 Sarbanes
Oxley. Appendix A: Fraud Schemes: Physical and Virtual Checks. Appendix B: 2007 Top Frauds. Appendix C: Segregation of Duties. AppendixD: The Sarbanes
Oxley Act of 2002 Titles. Resources. Index.