Finding opportunities of potential weaknesses with investigative research

Finding opportunities of potential weaknesses with investigative research

In business, having the critical information you need can mean the difference between success and failure. When it comes to investigative research, trained experts can uncover facts that help you make the right decisions; and, conversely, save your organisation from making costly mistakes.

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Former auditor blows the whistle on Ernst & Young over gold company

Former auditor blows the whistle on Ernst & Young over gold company

Another egregious case of alleged corruption has rocked the fraud world. A whistleblower accuses Ernst & Young, one of the venerated “Big Four” accounting firms, of “unlawful, unprofessional, and unethical” behaviour for its audit of a Dubai gold company.

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Watch out: Background screening red flags during a merger or acquisition

Watch out: Background screening red flags during a merger or acquisition

The business world is often transitional, and the landscape changes as entities grow or industries change – and the players involved have to change with it. Mergers and acquisitions are examples of these “transitional times,” and they are also among the most critical times to conduct proper and thorough due diligence.

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A few ways forensic accounting combats financial threats

A few ways forensic accounting combats financial threats

Forensic accountants are experts with a unique set of training and skills. “Forensic” means suitable for use in court, and forensic accounting is a specialty practice area of accounting that deals with engagements and investigations where disputes or litigation are anticipated.

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Largest oil rig builder to pay $422 million for Petrobras corruption

Largest oil rig builder to pay $422 million for Petrobras corruption

The world’s largest builder of offshore oil rigs will pay $422 million in penalties after entering a guilty plea for bribery charges connected with the Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) scandal.

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Fighting corruption in Mexico: Government is part of the problem

Fighting corruption in Mexico: Government is part of the problem

While many countries and their leaders are making strides against fraud and corruption, some national governments can’t seem to get out of their own way. Such appears to be the case right now in Mexico, where the Mexican government is accused of blocking its own anti-corruption initiatives that were launched earlier this year.

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