When a couple decides to get a divorce, there are a wide range of financial factors that will come into play while dividing marital assets. Equitable distribution refers to the division of assets and liabilities during the divorce process. All of these financial figures will be based on the fair….
From finance to business to legal issues, the role of a forensic accountant stretches further than many people realize. Sure, the $360 billion hit the economy takes each year due to corporate fraud gets most of the attention, but the reality is that forensic accounting weaves its way into a….
The various types of fraud and corruption seen in today’s work environment range significantly, thus posing a unique challenge to identifying these threats in the first place. From asset misappropriation to data theft, from payroll fraud to vendor fraud, and from accounting fraud to bribery, detecting fraud and corruption in….
Business owners today are normally consumed with worries like budgets, bettering their product and/or service, and retaining a happy, productive staff. These worries often lay the foundation for how the company is able to run efficiently, no matter where a company is in its lifecycle. While the scale of these….
An unfortunate combination of the government shutdown and the usual millions of tax returns needed to be processed has resulted in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrambling to get things back in order. Now that the IRS has reopened, its employees are working diligently to resume their regular operations. On….
An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the first sale of stock that a company issues to the public, officially taking them from a private company to a public company. In the current world of tech giants, IPOs have seen a notable transition. In the 1990s the dot-com era had….
The division of martial assets is often far more complicated than either party in the divorce estimates it to be. As such, the attorneys involved in the case will typically advise that a valuation expert or forensic accountant get involved in the process. Forensic accounting serves to reveal any hidden….
Business owners and executives are typically tasked with maintaining a bird’s-eye view on both the organization’s current health and forecasted future health. It is from this perspective that critical decisions are made and the overall direction of the company is established. As 2018 comes to a close, time is of….
From online stores to brick-and-mortar establishments, the holiday season is unfortunately a time where fraud tends to increase. For example, last year alone e-commerce CNP (card not present) fraud was up 22% during the holidays. So, business owners should be prepared for similar threats in 2018. In general, cyberattacks seem….
Upon launch, companies are forced to choose the type of entity in which they will operate. Unfortunately, what makes sense during the infancy phase of an organization, may not work well as the company develops and grows into maturity. Restructuring a company can take many different forms. From transitioning into….