By Steven L. Skalak, Thomas W. Golden, Mona M. Clayton, Jessica S. Pill
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25 Id. 26 Id. 27 Id. 28 Id. 29 Dr. , 2003). S. companies. Britishstyle audits, dubbed “bookkeeper audits,” consisted of detailed scrutiny of clerical data relating to the balance sheet. These audits were imperfect at best. J. R. Edwards, in Legal Regulation of British Company Accounts, 1836–1900, cites the view of Sir George Jessel, a lawyer and judge famous in his day, on the quality of external auditing soon after passage of the Companies Act: The notion that any form of account will prevent fraud is quite delusive.
30 Yet by the end of the nineteenth century, the most sophisticated minds in the auditing field were certain that auditors could do much better than this. Witness the incisive view of Lawrence R. Dicksee, author of a manual widely studied in its day (and still available today, many editions later): The detection of fraud is the most important portion of the Auditor’s duties, and there will be no disputing the contention that the Auditor who is able to detect fraud is—other things being equal—a better man than the auditor who cannot.
18 Primary examples of asset misappropriation are fraudulent disbursements such as billing schemes, payroll schemes, expense reimbursement schemes, check tampering, and cash register disbursement schemes. Sometimes employees collude with others to perpetrate frauds, such as aiding vendors intent on overbilling the company. An interesting distinction: Some employee misdeeds do not meet the definition of fraud because they are not schemes based on communicating a deceit to the employer. For example, theft of inventory is not necessarily a fraud—it may simply be a theft.
A guide to forensic accounting investigation by Steven L. Skalak, Thomas W. Golden, Mona M. Clayton, Jessica S. Pill