Brian Davidson

My specialization is in the areas of assurance services, fraud risk management, and forensic accounting. I am energized by bringing insight to customers regarding their business and assisting customers in identifying and addressing significant business risks. I am also passionate about the truth and being an advocate for accuracy and integrity in financial reporting. http://www.cdhcpa.com

Fraud Spotlight: Hightlights from the ACFE Global Fraud Conference

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) held its annual fraud conference last week in San Antonio, Texas. Approximately 3,000 fraud investigators and fraud experts converged on the sleepy Texas town to hear the latest news on fraud – fraud trends, fraud schemes, … Continue reading

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Fraud Spotlight: SOX Whistleblower Protections Extended to Private Companies

In March 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling that has significant implications for private companies. Specifically, the court ruled in Lawson v. FMR LLC that whistleblower provisions under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) do apply to employees of a private company when the … Continue reading

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Fraud Spotlight: Beware of the Dark Side

In the movie Star Wars, Luke Skywalker was learning to use a great and mysterious power known simply as “The Force.”  This power had potential for great good and great evil.  For this reason, Luke Skywalker was repeatedly warned by his mentors … Continue reading

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Fraud Spotlight: 5 Mistakes when Responding to Employee Tips

Businesses want employees to care enough and feel secure enough to share information if they feel something is not right.  The last thing you want to do is not handle the situation properly when information is shared.  Here are five mistakes to … Continue reading

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Fraud Tip of the Week: Protect Yourself When Conducting Internal Investigations

If you receive a tip that fraud may be occurring in your business, your impulse should be to act and to act quickly.  It is important to deal timely with any allegations or suspicion of wrongdoing in your organization.  If there is … Continue reading

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