With year-end approaching, it is time to start thinking about moves that may help lower your business’s taxes for this year and next. This year’s planning is more challenging than usual due to the uncertainty surrounding pending legislation that could increase corporate tax rates plus the top rates on both business owners’ ordinary income and capital gain starting next year.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the level of fraud and how organizations are tackling it. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (“ACFE”) in its report, The Next Normal: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape, found that 51% of organizations polled have uncovered more fraud since the pandemic began.
Proactive anti-fraud controls play a key role in an organization’s fight against fraud. While the presence of these mechanisms alone does not ensure that all fraud will be prevented, management’s commitment to and investment in targeted prevention and detection measures sends a clear message to employees, vendors, customers, and others about the organization’s anti-fraud stance.
Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s (“ACFE”) 2020 Report to the Nations Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse.
When searching for a new CFO, look beyond their technical skills to determine whether they have soft skills like honesty and resiliency that are necessary to represent your business well and build a positive environment that leads to continued success.
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