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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

The risk of relying on auditors to find fraud

Kick-back schemes, corrupt employees, and violations of your Code of Conduct are all risks facing businesses every day. To combat these threats, companies often rely on auditors to protect them. But are auditors really the answer?… Continue Reading

KPMG pays €7 million to settle Dutch bribery case

Accountants should provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of their clients accurately reflect the reality and that the internal accounting controls of their clients meet certain standards. There have been a number of cases in recent years where non-compliant behavior of issuers was egregious but accountants weren’t charged.… Continue Reading

Inaugural FCPA seminar for auditors and accountants in Houston

The American Conference Institute is offering a new, one-day workshop on January 21, 2014 targeting audit and accounting professionals and their responsibility for implementing anti-corruption compliance programs and internal controls.

This seminar will precede the regularly scheduled FCPA Boot camp, a two-day event being held on January 22 and 23.… Continue Reading

Audit role in finding fraud needs revamp

The halls of regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world appear to be full of government officials investigating cases of bribery and corruption.

In China, there are allegations involving pharmaceutical companies and information brokers, and in the UK, we are still seeing the fall-out from the Libor scandal involving some of the world’s most respected financial institutions.… Continue Reading

New company law reshapes India governance

A sweeping new company law in India is a major overhaul of the basic rules for corporate operation and an attempt to introduce greater transparency and improved corporate governance.

Like many things in India, there is much hope and even greater questions about the details and effectiveness of the new regime.… Continue Reading