The public sector provides some of the most basic services that are critical to a functioning society. Lacking a profit motive, these agencies nonetheless show patterns of fraud and behaviors that could be mitigated with the adoption of standards and best practices.
From Bridgegate to Iran-Contra, this book walks you through massive scandals that resulted from public mismanagement and fraud to illustrate how deeply entrenched, entity-specific norms can differ from actual best practices. In Preventing Fraud and Mismanagement in Government, you will learn about common types of public fraud and corruption, the forces that drive them and best practices to prevent them.
Understand why fraud exists in the public sector
Discover how your agency's mindset diverges from the norm
Review cases where agency practices diverged from financial best practices
Learn best practices in an objective, non-political context
Hardcover, 560 Pages
Wiley; 1 edition
Table of Contents:
About the Authors
Chapter 1: Government and How It Works
Chapter 2: Public Finance and How Government Creates Cash Flow
Chapter 3: Accounting for Government
Chapter 4: Who Works in Government and What Is Their Motivation?
Chapter 5: Fraud in Public Agencies: Horse Trading or Stealing
Chapter 6: Corrupt Policies and Actions
Chapter 7: Policing of Public Corruption and Fraud
Chapter 8: Final Thoughts