Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control, Second Edition



As long as there is human deception there will be fraud. Beyond the financial devastation to the balance sheet is fraud's enduring impact to a disgraced organization's reputation. In "Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control, Second Edition", you'll learn how to develop a best-in-class fraud prevention and internal control compliance program that will ensure effective regulatory compliance in your organization as well as substantial savings from fraud losses, government prosecutions and shareholder litigation.

Authoritative and comprehensive, "Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control" covers: 


  • The major compliance and corporate governance initiatives from 1985 – 2011
  • 14-Point program your business can use to proactively prevent fraud 
  • ACFE Fraud Prevention Check-Up to test how vulnerable an organization is to fraud
  • Best practices for whistle-blower protection and hotlines
  • Key steps in designing a robust fraud prevention program
  • Fraud Triangle and other theories and models explaining how and why fraud occurs
  • How the government investigates and prosecutes corporate fraud
  • Interviews with former fraudsters
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Global fraud and corruption risk
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • The Impact of the financial crisis and "Too Big To Fail" policy
  • Technology trends and tools to protect organizations

This is not a dry accounting treatise; it focuses on the human element and appropriate safeguards, checks and balances. Interviews with a convicted fraudster, a corporate fraud investigator, and a fraud prevention visionary give a unique, first-hand perspective. Executive insights throughout the book detail case studies related to the

content. Each chapter has an Executive Summary that condenses the key points for busy executives.

Whether you’re a CEO, CFO, manager, auditor, controller, risk management professional, or a student, "Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control" is your best route to understanding all the complex issues and responsibilities associated with fraud and compliance.


Product Details

ISBN 978-1-118-00458-6
Hardcover, 411 PAGES

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Fraud’s Feeding Frenzy 1
  • Chapter 2: Fraud Theory and Prevention
  • Chapter 3: The Path to Greater Corporate Compliance, Accountability, and Ethical Conduct: COSO to Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Chapter 4: The Path to Greater Corporate Compliance, Accountability, and Ethical Conduct: SAS 99 to the 2010 Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
  • Chapter 5: Internal Controls and Antifraud Programs
  • Chapter 6: Financial Statement Fraud
  • Chapter 7: Internal Fraud: Protecting a Company
  • Chapter 8: Former Fraudster and New Man
  • Chapter 9: External Schemes and Scams: The Rest of the Fraud Story
  • Chapter 10: Not Too Big to Fail
  • Chapter 11: Designing a Robust Fraud Prevention Program
  • Chapter 12: Whistleblowers and Hotlines
  • Chapter 13: Time to Do Background Checks
  • Chapter 14: Training, Training, and More Training
  • Chapter 15: Global Fraud and Corruption Risk
  • Chapter 16: The Feds Are Watching: What to Know and Do Now
  • Chapter 17: A Fraud Prevention Culture That Works
  • Appendix: ACFE Fraud Prevention Checklist