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August 20, 2014
FVS News
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News & Commentary
Tips for a successful forensic interview
By Frank Vinluan
A forensic investigation is built on interviews with multiple players in an organization, which can lead to an hours-long interview with an individual suspected of corporate wrongdoing. Penetrating questions, thorough documentation, and observations can build to an admission of fraud.
Conducting Effective Interviews
Fraud Prevention, Detection, Response
Take these steps to prevent vendor fraud
By Joseph M. Palmar, CPA/CFF
Once an unethical vendor is set up in an accounts payable system, it is like a Trojan horse or computer virus. Upon release, it could cause havoc, costing thousands, if not millions, of dollars in losses due to misappropriations and reputational damage to the organization and management team, in addition to potential job loss.
What B&I is saying about forensic and valuation services
By Preston Willcox, CPA, CGMA
A recent survey provides ample evidence of the vast opportunity FVS practitioners have to provide value to business and industry. Of the 261 B&I professionals surveyed, 53% used third-party vendors to provide valuation services. One-quarter of the respondents were from organizations of $1 billion or more in revenue.
CFF Mentor Program
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FVS Spotlight—Exclusive Member Only Resources
Forensic Accounting: Investigation Report Writing White Paper
FVS Section members have exclusive access to the new white paper, Forensic Accounting: Investigation Report Writing. This resource is intended to assist with the preparation of a forensic investigation report in a nonlitigation setting. It includes chapters on report writing under AICPA standards, communication with the client, and general considerations such as graphics and draft reports. This white paper also includes a sample forensic investigation report and suggested do's and don'ts of report writing. FVS Section members and CFF/ABV credential holders can download today for free.
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Marketplace—Tools for FVS professionals
Assets Acquired to Be Used in Research and Development Activities—Accounting and Valuation Guide
This guide provides practical guidance and illustrations related to the initial and subsequent accounting for, valuation of, and disclosures related to acquired intangible assets used in research and development activities.
Common Frauds and Internal Controls for Revenue, Purchasing and Cash Receipts
In this CPE course, explore the common areas for misstatements, both unintentional and fraudulent, that fall within an entity's revenue and purchase cycles and learn how to protect your clients or company against these risks.
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  Aug. 21 The Two Faces of White Collar Criminal Investigations
  Aug. 22 Fraud in Revenue and Cash Receipts Cycles
  Aug. 27 How to Gain Business Valuation Experience
  Sept. 4 eXtensible Business Reporting Language: The Future of Financial Reporting
  Sept. 5 The Most Common Financial Statement and Asset Fraud Schemes: How to Detect and Prevent Them
  Sept. 9 Accountants Liability—Raise your Risk IQ (Financial Statement Services Focus)
  Sept. 19 Explore Forensic Techniques to Recognize Fraud
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AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop
Sept. 11–13, Washington. CPE Credit: 28. Limited to just 36 participants, the AICPA Expert Skills Workshop covers the expert witness process from qualifications to depositions to mock trial.
AICPA Fair Value Measurements Workshop
Sept. 29–30, AICPA Boardroom, New York. CPE Credit: 16. Step into this highly stimulating, two-day workshop on fair value measurement, featuring expert insights and group interactions. Understanding fair value measurement standards—how they operate and how they interrelate—is the first step in revealing the nuances of fair value and its practical applications.
AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference
Nov. 9–11, New Orleans. This conference gives forensic accounting and valuation practitioners access to expert speakers and the most current guidance on valuation and forensic accounting topics.

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