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Frequent Frauds Found in Governments and Not-for-Profits

by Lynda Dennis

Part of the AICPA Series

Frequent Frauds Found in Governments and Not-for-Profits Synopsis

Recognizing fraudulent or deceptive practices is not always easy. What common frauds occur in governments and not-for-profits and how can they be avoided? Illustrating common frauds that make headlines and damage the reputations of government and not-for-profit entities, this title allows accountants to sharpen their forensic skills and uncover and avoid fraudulent activities. It provides an informative case study approach to real world situations. This title will show accountants how to do the following: Determine how interim fraudulent reporting may affect planned reliance on internal controls and any related audit procedures. Identify how personnel policies and procedures can be circumvented and lead to possible fraud or abuse. Apply potential ways to follow up on noted indications of fraud, abuse, and weaknesses in internal control. Determine how management override of internal controls can lead to possible fraud. Analyze how bribes and kickbacks may occur. Identify how donated assets and capital assets in general might be misappropriated.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781119514350
Publication date: 25th May 2018
Author: Lynda Dennis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Non-profitmaking organizations,

About Lynda Dennis

Lynda Dennis, CPA, is a professor at the University of Central Florida. She is a former director of finance for the city of Maitland, Florida, where she was responsible for all finance functions including risk management, procurement policies and procedures, investment of City funds, and internal and external financial and operational reporting. Prior to that she was assistant to the chief financial officer-special projects for the city of Orlando, Florida, where she was responsible for assisting the CFO in debt issuance including variable and fixed, new money and refundings, hedge transactions, arbitrage issues and compliance; project financing negotiations for public/...

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