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Using External Data and Process Automation to Enhance Analysis

As anyone who has paid attention to the stock market over the past six months could attest, the amount of price variation on any given day has been overwhelming.

Using Text Mining Sentiment Analysis to Detect Fraud: An Enron Email Case Study

Most accounting professionals are familiar with the story of Enron – the former worldwide energy company that went bankrupt as a result of accounting

Using Data Analytics to Detect Check Tampering Schemes in the Professional Services Industry

Professional services organizations are most at risk to be negatively impacted by expense reimbursement schemes, billing schemes and check and payment

Analyzing America’s Pastime: Do Fans Really Dig the Long Ball?

Everyone has their own reason to attend baseball games. Some like the food; some like the atmosphere; others long for the hope of catching a foul ball.

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Overcoming Bias to Deliver Accurate Data Analytic Insights

As organizations implement processes that harness the power of analytical tools to extract insight from their data, it’s imperative that best practices

Use Data Analysis to Reveal Patterns in a Fraud Investigation

In today’s increasingly data-driven world, companies utilize statistics collected on human behavior to direct their product development and marketing

Working Capital Adjustments in Due Diligence

During a transaction, efforts need to be made to evaluate the level of working capital sufficient to sustain current operations of the business. This is

Putting a Number on a Unicorn: Valuation of High-Growth Companies

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical situation: you are presented with the opportunity to make a once-in-a lifetime investment in an up-and-coming

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Critical Procedures Within a Quality of Earnings Engagement

The goal of a quality of earnings engagement is to present a clear picture to the buyer of a target company’s financial condition. The business analyst

Avoiding Pitfalls of the Due Diligence Process

In merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, the terms of the deal are governed by the letter of intent. This is a non-binding document that contains

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