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 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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Fraud Tip of the Week: Ethical Organizations Finish First

There is an old saying that virtue is its own reward.  With businesses, this certainly appears to be true.  Companies that promote an ethical work environment and invest in an ethics program tend to do better over time than their, shall we … Continue reading

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Fraud Tip of the Week: How Ethical Are Your Employees?

One statistic I heard at a recent fraud seminar was that only approximately 10% of employees are ethical in the sense that this group would be very unlikely to commit fraud regardless of their personal situation or feelings toward their company.  Only … Continue reading

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Fraud Tip of the Week: One Man’s Trash

In 2001, Procter and Gamble admitted to a corporate spying operation targeting the hair care business of Unilever.[1]   The operation involved the hiring of corporate spies, a designated “safe house,” and activities such as dumpster diving to search Unilever’s trash for valuable … Continue reading

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Fraud Tip of the Week: Weak Internal Controls Invite Fraud!

One frequent area of neglect in managing and running a business is the area of internal control.  This is a particularly significant problem as it relates to fraud, as any incident of fraud will involve either a lack of internal control or … Continue reading

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