Personalized Statistical Fraud Risk Report

The objective of the report is to provide a tool for management to adequately create a strategy to mitigate, avoid, accept, or transfer fraud risk. A detailed set of analysis is performed so as to be a roadmap for management to take action to address the risk for fraud by providing:

* Visibility into the organization’s fraud risk;

* An understanding of fraud risk by department and scheme;

* Prioritization of antifraud efforts;

* Ability to quantify impact and likelihood for COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM); and

* Benchmark for Key Risk Indicators (KRIs).

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Reporting Fraud Calculations

OBJECTIVE To define the three primary calculations required when reporting the impact of fraud.   REPORTING FRAUD IMPACT Employees can only manipulate activity based on the processes and records of which they have access.  It is important to understand the level of risk for fraud based on three factors (a) total exposure, (b) fraud amount, and (c) known loss.

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Reputation Impact From Fraud

Reputation Impact From Fraud Stakeholders beware.  A declining reputation can have a significant impact on an organization.  Just two and a half years after the initial public offering (IPO) of Basin Water, Inc., they were forced to issue a press release that would prove to be the beginning of the end.  The company was defunct within one year of the initial press release which indicated a potential problem involving the operational risk of financial statement fraud pertaining to revenue recognition.  This is merely one example where 72% of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations in fiscal year 2010 identified deficiencies with 42% resulting in “significant findings”.   When those issues are… Read More

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