Preventing Fraud and Mismanagement in Government: Systems and Structures



BY JOSEPH R. PETRUCELLI, CFE, AND JONATHAN R. PETERS


Description

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. InĀ 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.

Highlights Include:

  • 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




Product Details

COPYRIGHT 2016
ISBN 978-1-119-07407-6
Hardcover, 560 PAGES
WILEY; 1 EDITION

Table of Contents:


  • Foreword
  • About the Authors
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Appendix: Tables
  • Index