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  • L. Erik Ringoen, CPA

    Audits vs. Forensic Investigations (Part 1)

    Audits and forensic investigations are different services. They are planned and performed to accomplish unique objectives. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that financial statement audits are conducted with the primary objective to detect fraud. This blog is the first part of a three-part blog that compares the roles of the auditor and the forensic accountant.
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  • Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP

    Unclaimed and Abandoned U.S. Savings Bonds

    Since 2002, Pennsylvania has retained U.S. savings bonds that have been turned over to the Pennsylvania Treasury. The state wants to take title to these bonds, with the ultimate goal of making the proceeds available to the owners or heirs through the state's unclaimed property process.
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CPA Conversations

  • Ensure Directors Are Informed on Cybersecurity Concerns

    With so many issues in play when it comes to operating a business, boards of directors have a lot of information flying at them. One issue they must make sure they are not overlooking, however, is cybersecurity. In this CPA Conversations, Dan Desko and Troy Fine of Schneider Downs in Pittsburgh discuss what boards need to be aware of in areas such as data breaches, sophistication of cyberattacks, third-party vendors, mobile devices, and more.
  • “Don’t Talk” and More Tips on Fraud and Federal Criminal Tax Investigations

    Forget about not talking “too much,” says Charlie Elliott, the co-presenter of “The Facts about Fraud & Federal Criminal Tax Investigations” at the Nov. 13 PICPA Valuation & Forensic Accounting Conference. Elliott advises that if you or your client find investigators banging at your door, the first thing you need to know is “don’t talk at all.” Get more of his tips in this episode of CPA Conversations.
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Anthony J. Stranix – 2018 PICPA Young Leader 

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AJ Stranix, CPA, is a partner with Mazars USA LLP in Fort Washington. The 2018 PICPA Young Leader Award recipient was a volunteer this past summer for PICPA's and the Philadelphia Youth Network's annual "WorkReady" program, in which he taught budgeting fundamentals and skills to inner-city high school students in Philadelphia.

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