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Who am I?
I’m a CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession and I provide continuing education to CPA firms in the area of accounting and auditing. One of my areas of specialization is government and nonprofit accounting. I serve on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB’s) Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee and the AICPA’s Governing Council. I am passionate about the standard setting process and ensuring financial reporting is accurate and presented in a way to help the user make financial decisions. I have a BSBA from Georgetown University with a concentration in Accounting and International Business.
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Why did Melisa love this book?
Google nonprofit fraud and you will see the sad scenarios that many nonprofits fall prey to. While large flashy frauds are interesting to read about, it is often the people closest to the organization that you wouldn’t expect that impact many nonprofit frauds. Pink collar crime is perpetrated by someone with limited power (bookkeepers, office managers) as opposed to white collar crime (CFOs and CEOs). Embezzlement breaks down the fraud triangle and provides excellent examples of various fraud schemes with a chapter dedicated to nonprofit and governments. It’s filled with prevention tips to help nonprofits stop being a victim. One of the reasons I wrote my book was to empower board members to be able to ask the right questions of management so that fraud schemes would be more easily identifiable.