Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement

Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement : A Practical Guide

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Small business owners and accounting departments need immediately useful tips for preventing embezzlement from taking hold in their organizations. With practical guidance for detecting embezzlement in every business, this book reveals lessons learned by author Stephen Pedneault in his twenty years of working with small businesses and organizations both in preventing and investigating employee embezzlements. This eye-opening book offers business professionals an insider look at the different ways embezzlement occurs in businesses, and hard-won advice for keeping their businesses from becoming victims of embezzlement and fraud.

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  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30mm | 521.63g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • ChichesterUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470545712
  • 9780470545713
  • 1,380,317

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You're a busy business owner. You don't have time to think about whether or not any of your employees may be stealing from you or embezzling from your business. Or . . . do you? Based on author Stephen Pedneault's experience of over twenty years working with clients and counsel in a wide range of employment-related issues--many stemming from some type of theft or embezzlement of assets, money, proprietary information, or all three--"Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement: A Practical Guide" is the readable, useful resource that will help you better protect your business. From implementing prudent hiring policies and practices through collecting receipts, making deposits, writing checks, paying employees, and evaluating the adequacy of insurance coverage, this essential book covers the major financial areas commonly found in most small businesses, and provides you with easy steps to follow in preventing and detecting embezzlement. With checklists at the end of each chapter so you can literally start protecting your business right away, this practical guide takes a closer look at: Why you would be wise to perform independent due diligence on a potential employee--even if they are referred by someone else The truth about contacting past employers when checking on a candidate--why it's not much help What you must do in the hiring process to better protect yourself and your business How to know and monitor your existing employees If you are a business owner--even if your business is very small--and you don't want to get burned by employee theft or embezzlement of any kind, "Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement" is the practical guide you want to keep by your side. Its shorter chapters, checklists, and cases are specifically designed to work with your busy schedule, to make prevention and detection of employee theft a more effortless reality in your business.

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About Stephen Pedneault

STEPHEN PEDNEAULT, CPA/CFF, CFE, is the founder and Principal of Forensic Accounting Services, LLC, a CPA firm specializing in forensic accounting, employee fraud, and litigation support matters. Steve is the author of Fraud 101: Techniques and Strategies for Understanding Fraud and Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation, and a contributor to Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business, all published by Wiley. Steve has also written numerous articles appearing in local and national media, and is a frequent speaker on the subjects of employee embezzlement and forensic accounting. For more information about Stephen Pedneault, go to

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