How valuators assess the rising risk of fraud
Abstract: The current economic downturn has produced an upswing in incidents of occupational fraud, so it’s imperative for businesses to step up efforts to deter and detect it. An important part of the valuation process is identifying potential risks and gauging whether management has taken appropriate action to mitigate those risks. This article explains how valuators evaluate internal controls and corporate culture, tailoring their analyses of fraud risks based on the subject company’s size, complexity, industry and goals. The article has an accompanying pie graph chart that shows business fraud scheme type and prevalence over the past few years.