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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) releases a report that summarizes information from fraud cases investigated in more than 100 countries. The 2014 report includes an analysis of 1,483 cases of occupational fraud.
A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) has a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline. They combine a knowledge of complex financial transactions with proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. Fraud examiners are trained to understand not only how fraud occurs,
Our forensic support services can help implement strategies to identify fraud and reduce the risk of loss. If fraud is already present, we can investigate and calculate losses.
Our business valuation experts help business owners and their advisors determine and understand the value of their business.
Before you elect any board member the first step is to figure out which type of person you would like to choose. You want to consider their experience, qualifications, skills and commitment, but what about age?
We are pleased to announce that Thomas W. Campbell, MBA, has been elected as a Principal of the firm, effective September 1, 2014.
Americans are placing more of their wealth in retirement accounts. A mistake while filling out beneficiary forms can cause the form to be deemed invalid or may cause account holdings to be dispersed in a way not intended by the account holder. Because beneficiary designation forms on accounts such as
Governance of not-for-profit organizations is important for the sustainability and future impact of the not-for-profit 's mission. One key governance function is risk management and one specific area of risk management relates to fraud risk.
In today’s economy, employers in most business sectors generally can find enough skilled workers.  However, as the manufacturing industry continues to recover from the recession, there are some shortages of skilled workers, such as machinists, especially for manufacturers in rural Minnesota.
Rental losses are subject to the rules under IRC 469. These losses can be limited or suspended based on a taxpayer’s income and participation. There are exceptions to these rules for taxpayers that qualifying as Real Estate Professionals by satisfying certain requirements.
Business valuations are critical for businesses of any size--and not just when a business is being bought or sold. This article details some common uses of valuations include.
We are pleased to announce that Scott Hoyles and Daniel Owens have been elected to Principal.  Both work out of the St. Paul office—Hoyles in the Tax Department and Owens in the Audit & Accounting Department.
We are pleased to announce that Patrick D. Powers, CPA, has been elected President of Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd., effective September 1, 2012. 
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