Computer Science & Electrical
Received: 05 Sep 2017 , Published: 10 October 2017
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|1||Dr. Atul Bansal|
Financial investigation and Forensic Accounting have been in focus in recent years mainly due to
an excess of frauds that have taken place in the corporate sectors. The value of frauds executed in
these sectors has been very large and caused severe financial strain on individuals, corporations
and the government. Many of these financial frauds could have been detected earlier and
possibly avoided by the use of forensic accounting techniques. The aim of this study is to
determine the financial investigation and Forensic Accounting to averting the frauds and
misrepresentations in the corporate houses.
The study attempts to identify the cause of frauds, the psychology of the typical fraudster, the
warning signs of an impending or recurring fraud and measures to detect and prevent frauds. An
analysis is made of Forensic Tools that can analyze data and detect unusual events that could act
as an indicator of frauds. The study seeks to establish the forensic practices in vogue in the
industry and its usage among the various professional categories of accounting professionals.
The prospects of the profession, the educational and training requirements are also evaluated.
The study also uses a high level forensic tool in a case study into the major Indian Cement
companies to detect whether prima facie there has been a likely manipulation of the books of
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