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

Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Update – September Breakfast Briefing

Protecting Your Business: Best Practices for Incoming, Current and Departing Employees The IMA September Breakfast Briefing provided an excellent overview of the issues involved with unfair competition agreements (e.g., non-compete agreements) and protection of trade secrets. Dan Kaufman and Chris Parker of … Continue reading

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Faud Spotlight: A Hamburger on Tuesday

Anybody familiar with the cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man will remember the character of J.Wellington Wimpy or “Wimpy” for short. Wimpy was always ready to make a deal. His trademark statement was “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”. … Continue reading

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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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