What Message are you Sending?

What Message are you Sending?

We have learned more about Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick’s recent suspension amidst concerns of an unauthorized wage increase, improper gifts from Port tenants, and a potential conflict of interest involving Fick’s father’s company. These are only allegations at this...
4 Steps to Outsmart Financial Fraudsters

4 Steps to Outsmart Financial Fraudsters

At the start of a new year, the last thing we want to imagine is bad things happening to nice people. But it happens all the time, every day. It’s even happened to me – a forensic accountant.   A year ago, I received a call from our bank informing us that someone had...
The Gift of Knowing

The Gift of Knowing

Earlier this week, I met with a new client, who I understand, has spent years concerned that things “aren’t quite right” with his business’ financials. He’s been afraid to ask basic questions, for fear that doing so will “hurt the feelings” of or “offend” his...
Confirming Cash Receipts

Confirming Cash Receipts

Whether you or your clients receive payments from customers via cash or check there are several good controls to keep in mind to ensure all of your money makes it to the bank! Too often we hear “We only go to the bank once a week because we only collect payments...