Benford's Law: Applications for Forensic Accounting, - download pdf or read online

By Mark Nigrini,Joseph T. Wells

ISBN-10: 1118152859

ISBN-13: 9781118152850

A strong new device for all forensic accountants, or a person who analyzes info that could were altered

Benford's legislation offers the predicted styles of the digits within the numbers in tabulated facts akin to city and town populations or Madoff's fictitious portfolio returns. these digits, in unaltered facts, won't ensue in equivalent proportions; there's a huge bias in the direction of the decrease digits, quite a bit in order that approximately one-half of all numbers are anticipated first of all the digits 1 or 2. those styles have been initially stumbled on by way of physicist Frank Benford within the early Nineteen Thirties, and feature for the reason that been stumbled on to use to all tabulated info. Mark J. Nigrini has been a pioneer in making use of Benford's legislation to auditing and forensic accounting, even ahead of his groundbreaking 1999 magazine of Accountancy article introducing this helpful instrument to the accounting international. In Benford's legislation, Nigrini exhibits the frequent applicability of Benford's legislation and its functional makes use of to become aware of fraud, blunders, and different anomalies.

  • Explores fundamental, linked, and complex checks, all defined with info units that come with company funds info and election data
  • Includes ten fraud detection reports, together with seller fraud, payroll fraud, due diligence whilst buying a company, and tax evasion
  • Covers financial plan fraud, with information from Enron, AIG, and corporations that have been the objective of hedge fund brief sales
  • Looks at how one can discover Ponzi schemes, together with information on Madoff, Waxenberg, and more
  • Examines many different functions, from the Clinton tax returns and the charitable presents of Lehman Brothers to tax evasion and quantity invention

Benford's Law has 250 figures and makes use of 50 attention-grabbing real and fraudulent real-world facts units to provide an explanation for either conception and perform, and concludes with an schedule and instructions for destiny learn. The better half web site provides additional info and resources.

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