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Can You Spot a Conflict of Interest?

Conflicts of interest can present significant fraud risks for school districts. They are also one of the most difficult areas of fraud to investigate and document — and, if you’re not careful, an improper investigation can create counterclaims and civil actions against your district and fraud…

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Why Executives Pose the Greatest Occupational Fraud Risk

In its 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) reported that owners and executives accounted for only 19% of all fraud cases. Yet they caused a median loss of $850,000, vs. a median of $100,000 for rank-and-file employees.…

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What Do Shareholders Say on Pay?

In spite of a 2011 federal rule that allows public-company shareholders to weigh in on CEO compensation, a recent study found that executive pay at large public companies has continued to increase. The 2018 Equilar CEO Pay Trends report nevertheless found that companies tended to lower CEO pay…

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Proposed Overtime Exemption Rule Published

Since the courts halted implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have dramatically increased the number of employees who must be paid overtime, employers have waited anxiously for a revised rule. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has now released its proposal to update the overtime…

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Do You Spend More Time Collecting Data Than Analyzing It?

According to a recent survey by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, more than one-third of companies spend more time collecting data than analyzing it. Only 11% of executives say they are using artificial intelligence (AI). Overall, the report concludes that finance…

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Are You Ready for Floods, Fires and Fraud?

Knowing that hurricanes, wildfires and power outages happen, your business has probably created a disaster plan to help minimize damages and get back to business. Unfortunately, fraud also happens.

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