Spring 2017

Partner's Perspective:Smartphones: The next fraud frontierJames E. Merklin, CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA, MAcc, Partner-in-Charge, Assurance and Advisory Services

Smartphones have quickly become a standard part of life for much of the population. Not surprisingly, they've also now become a standard target for hackers and other individuals with fraud-related intent. Understanding the risks associated with smartphones is the first step in staying secure.


Business Insights: Getting employees to join the fight against fraudMindy S. Marsden, CFE, Manager, Transaction Advisory Services

Businesses that provide a convenient and confidential way for employees to report unethical behavior are more likely to expose embezzlement and other wrongdoing sooner and suffer smaller losses than those without established “whistleblower” policies.


LinkedIn Fraud I’d like to add you to my professional network of targetsStephanie E. Smith, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Fraudulent scams preying on unsuspecting victims have become ubiquitous. While more and more people are becoming increasingly aware of Internet schemes, the culprits are getting craftier in their beguiling tricks and traps.  Consider, for instance, how fake LinkedIn profiles have become widespread lately. 


Manufacturing Insights: Strategic Alliances: Leverage strengths, minimize weaknessesJohn E. Jenkins, CPA, Senior Manager, Taxation Services

The merger and acquisition market has been hot for manufacturers and the momentum is expected to continue. Some business owners are uncertain about buying and selling, and have found strategic alliances to be a worthwhile alternative for gun-shy owners.

 

ProfileMeet Dana E. Mountjoy, CPAManager, Assurance and Advisory Services

Analytical meets creative. Not the typical description of a Certified Public Accountant, but that's exactly the type of ingenuity that Dana brings to her clients. An English major turned accountant, Dana leverages her innovative judgment and critical thinking for her clients, especially as it applies to emerging accounting and assurance issues.



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There's a never a dull moment at BMF. Check out what we've been up to this spring, including the latest staff updates, new employee announcements, speaking engagements, awards and accolades.


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