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  • Forensic Accounting

  • What the World's Best Forensic Accountants Know - That You Don't
  • By: Greg Shields
  • Narrated by: Michael Reaves
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

Are you ready to become the Sherlock Holmes of the accounting world? 

This audiobook could contain the answers you're looking for.

Financial officers, auditors, police officers, and other detectives all rely on forensic accountants. You may wonder what type of person becomes a forensic accountant. This audiobook will detail not only what it takes to be one but also how to be good at it. 

In Forensic Accounting: What the World's Best Forensic Accountants Know - That You Don't, you will:

  • Learn about different types of fraud and how it's detected
  • Probably learn more about fraud than you did in school
  • Discover how to review financial statements and inventories through the eyes of a detective
  • Learn how to minimize the risk for businesses or the individuals involved
  • Gain knowledge about other areas of fraud, such as stocks, securities, and investments
  • Get real-life examples of cases and situations, so you can learn all the necessary and valuable lessons contained in the book
  • And much, much more

So if you are ready to become a savvy, financial sleuth, listen to this audiobook now!

©2018 Greg Shields (P)2018 Greg Shields

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Useless. Surface level brochure. Uninsightful

Heading says all you need to know. Actually felt to long at 3.5 hours.

Skip this - it's a waste of time

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Super Audible

The author starts with some high-level overview tests and then drills deeper into the data to find irregular patterns. The Relative Size Factor tests and the Same-Same-Different test have been used with much success in detecting problems with accounts payable data.

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Excellent

I found this to be a helpful book. The data analysis tests in Forensic Accounting can be used as high-level reasonableness tests to determine whether private or public sector data is free of fraud, errors or biases. While the tests can't guarantee that everything is clean and correct, they will detect the larger and more obvious errors.

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Forensic Accouning

This is the most concise book on Forensic Accounting that I have ever encountered. I took a course in Forensic Accounting back in college and this book is better than most books that I paid big $ for. Of course, it's an easy book too.

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Fsascinating Book

I found this book an interesting overview of how forensic accountants look for fraud in an organization. I realize that the potential problems I am inviting in my business and the need to hire some expertise to tighten my procedures. Recommended.

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  • Ruldoo
  • 24-10-18

Helpful Book

The book is ok. It's a bit dry and some parts it looks like that they just try to summarize things instead of trying to teach fundamental thinking.

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  • Matt
  • 11-02-20

Lot of hype not much content.

This guy seems to inflate his books with a lot of platitudes. Seems like an inspiration book to get people interested in the field.

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  • Philo
  • 11-01-19

30 minutes in, maybe total 5 sentences good info

This might be OK for a middle school student curious about careers in forensic accounting. But even for that kid, the level of repetition and padding would be taxing to the attention span. How many times do I need to hear this field is fast-growing (with no data behind the claim)? I have heard it here about a half-dozen times in the first half-hour. If you have no clue what forensic accounting might in any sense be, this might be useful for you. But for me it doesn't approach its sales pitch. This is WAY basic and repetitive. With a half-hour of precious time wasted so far, I cannot indulge this author another minute to find out, against all evidence, if it gets any better. Oh, and the writing quality is sub-standard for a business related work. It sounds like it was dictated or otherwise somewhat tossed-off, (and I'll bet I could do better, straight off the cuff, with no prep) and not carefully edited after that.

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  • William
  • 25-10-18

Covers Everything Regarding Forensic Accountant

This is an excellent book and very helpful for beginners and professionals. It is very well written and easy to digest. It provides step by step instructions for use in Microsoft Office programs that are very helpful.

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  • Jasmine N
  • 25-10-18

Excellent Audiobook

Some excellent references for the Forensic Accounting field. Good explanations of how to use basic software to aid in a forensic investigation.

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  • Sierra Brandon
  • 25-10-18

Very Concise

This author's writing style is very open, accessible, and often humorous. I recently had the opportunity to spend the day in class with this author and cannot tell you how impressed I was with his level of detail and passion for this subject.

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  • Courty
  • 25-10-18

Very Helpful Guide

This author explains a multitude of tests that can be applied to virtually any batch of financial data. These tests help to find fraud, errors, bias, and inconsistencies within the data.

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  • Ranjeet
  • 25-10-18

Highly Recommended

He even has a web link so you can practice what he is showing you with excel sheets. If you can get it used, great, if not, and this interests you, it might be worth spending the money for new. He also has another book out which also looks interesting.

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  • Zinger
  • 24-10-18

Like It

This is a good book for someone trying to figure out just what a forensic accountant does and how they are used in today's world to fight crime.

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  • Morgan
  • 24-10-18

Good Audible Book

Forensic accounting is a fascinating subject, almost like a mystery novel. Can't put it down. Subject seems to be well-covered and authors provide great detail. Too bad there are so many examples and case studies.