Statistical Techniques for Forensic Accounting Understanding the Theory and Application of Data Analysis | Edition: 1
Author: Saurav K. Dutta
publisher: FT Press
publisher Date: 07/02/2013
Schools: University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: Master powerful statistical techniques for uncovering fraud or misrepresentation in complex financial data—and proving it in court • Identify patterns of potential financial malfeasance• Perform valid statistical tests to measure the likelihood of impropriety• Effectively communicate and defend your findings• Requires no prior knowledge of probability or statisticsCorporate fraud has become a growing public concern, and a far higher priority for prosecutors and regulators worldwide. Meanwhile, statistical tools for identifying and evaluating potential fraud have gained broad acceptance. Now, leading forensic accounting consultant Dr. Saurav K. Dutta introduces these tools and explains how to use them. This book provides a much needed structure to conjecture, integral to fraud investigation.Dutta demonstrates how to explore data to identify red flags and discover knowledge in “data rich, information poor” environments. You’ll master essential concepts of probability, learn how to sample data properly, and use regression to establish correlation. This book will help you become effective in any forensic accounting role—whether you’re an accountant, auditor, investigator, or litigator.