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Misguided Trust: Fraud Perpetrated by Long-Time Employees

Frauds are often perpetrated by “long-time trusted employees” The phrase “long-time trusted employee charged with (convicted of) stealing” ... read more >

Considering the Acquisition of a Business Unit of a Large Company? Part Two

Additional Issues Regarding Carve-Outs In the course of assisting our clients in evaluating potential acquisitions, target companies are typically “stand-alone” ... read more >

Considering the Acquisition of a Business Unit of a Large Company? Part One

Unique Issues Regarding Carve-Outs In the course of assisting our clients in evaluating potential acquisitions, target companies are typically ‘stand-alone’ ... read more >

Fraud Lessons: Learning from the Misfortune of Others

The controller of a mid-Atlantic company was recently charged with stealing millions of dollars from her employer since the middle of the last decade. ... read more >

Non-Profit Organizations and Fraud: Who would steal from us?

Not-for-Profit

By Marc Brdar

From feeding the hungry to educating the severely handicapped to providing educational opportunities to the disadvantaged, non-profit organizations (NPOs) ... read more >

The Right Stuff - Tone at the Top

Echoing the familiar adage that educators often acknowledge, “Parents are a child’s first teacher,” senior management’s directives ... read more >

Disbursements Fraud: Mitigation Basics

Although high-profile financial statement frauds have consistently dominated the headlines throughout this decade, asset misappropriation schemes, including disbursements fraud, occur on a much more frequent basis.  ... read more >

The Early Bird: When to Address Closing Purchase Adjustments

Failure to address issues related to closing purchase adjustment before the execution of a transaction can lead to contention at the day(s) of reckoning, typically 30 to 60 days after the ink has dried. The nature of closing purchase adjustments vary significantly from transaction to transaction. However, as a baseline, it is typical for the parties to compare the seller’s working capital or net assets at the closing of a transaction to its working capital or net assets at a designated earlier point. Consider these steps from Marc Brdar from Schneider Downs Business Advisors.... read more >