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July 21, 2016
Two council workers in Spain have found themselves out of employment after the local town hall discovered that they had been absent from their jobs for 15 years—but continued to collect their paychecks. Attention initially turned to the pair after it was discovered that they had been paid but had... Read More »
July 20, 2016
As auditors continue to deal with increasingly complex projects, accelerating change and increasing reliance on data and analytics, most would agree that a good data analysis program helps manage these challenges. To make your data analysis program a reality, you need three key things: buy-in,... Read More »
July 15, 2016
Town officials in Spring Lake, North Carolina are feeling the heat after the N.C. Office of the State Auditor released a report alleging that thousands of dollars were used inappropriately by the officials. As detailed in the report, 63 town employees could potentially have misspent almost $500,... Read More »
July 12, 2016
Analytics, fraud and insurance companies; new AML rules for NY financial institutions; and charges for P-Card abuse Here is a roundup of some of the news we’re following in the audit, compliance and financial crime spaces: Anti-Money Laundering (AML) European Commission plans tougher AML rules... Read More »
July 7, 2016
A recent online discussion involving researchers from around the globe addressed the question of whether or not Microsoft Excel is a good statistical tool for analyzing data. While most agreed that Excel offers some standard analysis and graphing capabilities, many of the users had the opinion that... Read More »
July 5, 2016
In yet another example of the constantly changing nature of anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has recently published the final rule that will fall under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). The rule codifies new customer due... Read More »
June 28, 2016
Chase Bank found itself in the media earlier this year after it was revealed that its African branch had irregularly advanced 16.6 billion shillings (Sh) to a variety of entities, many of which were associated with bank insiders, and all without proper security. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)... Read More »
June 22, 2016
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRC) recently faced criticism from Canada’s Auditor-General for having gaps in its citizenship program that led to a review of approximately 700 potential cases of citizenship fraud as of January this year. One issue involved 50 different citizenship... Read More »
June 17, 2016
But why? That’s the question we always asked as children, but as we get older and busier we seem to spend more time dealing with situations and never have quite enough time to figure out why they happened in the first place.  As a P-Card Manager, it’s not surprising that you don’t have time to... Read More »
June 14, 2016
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently released its 2016 edition of Report to the Nations, and according to the 92-page report, the costs of occupational fraud and abuse are staggering. The report contains the analysis of 2,410 cases of occupational fraud that occurred in 114... Read More »

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