“Small organizations are disproportionately victimized by occupational fraud. These organizations are typically lacking in anti-fraud controls compared to their larger counterparts, which makes them particularly vulnerable to fraud.” (“2010 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse,” Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
Your organization is at serious risk for fraud if any of the following statements apply:
We can help - businesses come to SGA because something just didn’t feel right, or an employee provided a tip that $500 or so may have been stolen. In most cases, the actual dollar amount of the theft was $100,000 - $200,000. Most of these fraudsters were employed by the organization for over 5 years and highly trusted with no prior criminal conviction.
Fraud Investigation Services
Our professionals are trained to focus in on your organization’s weakest areas and to seek out fraud by analyzing records and trends. We quantify the damages, prepare written reports for management and law enforcement, work closely with management and law enforcement throughout the investigation, and provide litigation support and expert witness testimony.
Internal Control Evaluations
We are also trained to review your organization’s accounting processes and to provide a written report with recommendations for improvements giving your organization a competitive edge to protect your assets in this vulnerable economy.
Employee tips account for 40% of thefts detected, which is 25% higher than the next closest method of detection. Providing your employees with a phone number to call if theft is suspected will be your first step to protecting your organization.
Put your focus back on your business by handing your accounting work over to our firm. When you outsource your accounting function to us, you get a team of professionals working for you. We handle your complex tax and accounting work while providing you 24/7 access to your data—and all at a fixed, affordable monthly fee.
With taxes due in the upcoming days, you should be on high alert for fraudulent calls claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. These scammers insist that you owe money to the government. Then, they threaten you with loss of your driver’s license, arrest, or even deportation. Once they’ve caught you off guard, they’ll insist that you send the money using a prepaid...
With 2019 officially here, it is time to remind you that January 15th is the due date for the fourth quarter estimated tax payments. If you are required to make estimated tax payments, use the payment vouchers that you received after filing your 2017 returns.
Remember, if you do not pay enough tax by the due date of each payment period, you may be charged a penalty when you file your...
The holiday season is already in full swing, and as much as it can be a welcome distraction can be from our everyday lives, that distraction can cause its own issues as well.
We’ve noticed, here at SGA, an increased number of instances of scam emails and voicemail schemes lately. The scammers are trying to catch you off guard and get you to react in a way that you might...