Data is often a company’s most critical asset. Businesses globally are collecting increasing amounts of data on customers and partners so they can be more competitive in the marketplace. In the European Union (EU), over 90% of citizens say they want some data protection rights across the EU, regardless of where their data is processed. But why?
Second only to payroll, travel and entertainment (T&E) spending comprises the largest expense for companies. How much is intentional and accidental T&E expense fraud costing your company?
Saving time and money is no easy feat when it comes to auditing your company’s expense reports. Join us to learn from industry experts how companies of all sizes are conquering the last mile of effective T&E expense management by leveraging new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).
T&E Expenses Matter: Establishing the Visibility & Control your Company Deserves
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET
On July 12th one of our partners is hosting a free webinar that will be of interest to many of our readers. FCPA expert Mike Koehler and Concur will present "Strategies for Minimizing FCPA Risks Associated with Corporate T&E"
Strategies for Minimizing FCPA Risks Associated with Corporate T&E
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT
As the future of Enterprise Automation evolves, new industry categories continue to emerge. The latest category, coined by our friends at CB Insights, is "Expert Automation and Augmentation Software" - or EaaS. Wondering what EaaS is all about? Read on and check out the first-ever market map of the EaaS space -
In our last post, we saw how tough it can be to differentiate between misconduct and genuine human error when it comes to corporate fraud. The key to preventing such situations is to create a strong and ethical company culture.
It’s the people that make a business successful.
Honesty and integrity are at the forefront of every great corporate culture. Whether it’s being left out of a team outing or excluded from key business meetings, no one wants to feel out of the loop or unimportant.
Blame it on sticky fingers, late nights, or month end deadlines. Employee misconduct can sometimes just be an honest mistake. Yes, there are instances when the misconduct is intentional, and it happens again, and again, and again...until it becomes headline worthy.
But the typical instance of accidental expense fraud isn't so clear cut
When you’re sifting through hundreds of receipts and come across a questionable one - how can you confidently confirm it’s fraudulent? What gives it away?
Long gone are the days of picking up blank receipts from a cabbie. With the advent of technology, fabricating receipts has never been easier.
I once sat in an interview with a Manager who told us, step by step, his process to approve his team’s expense reports. His story went something like this: his team would place their completed expense reports in his desk drawer throughout the month. On the last weekday of each month, the Manager would take out the stack of expenses and gear up his ink pad and rubber stamp with his name. He created the rubber stamp process because he was tired of signing each and every expense report by hand. He would spend no more than 15 seconds reviewing and approving each expense report. Then, he would walk the expense reports to the Accounting Manager for reimbursement.
According to a 2016 ACFE Report, 82% of companies utilize annual financial audits as a common anti-fraud control
A recent 2016 report shows an astonishing 37% of companies still rely on managing their T&E with paper and Excel. Many of these companies may not realize they’re relying on the same manual expense review and sample testing procedures they used a decade ago. What you’re left with are loopholes that can put a company at great risk, both financial and reputational, due to a reluctance to change.