Rick's Picks: The Best of the NYSSCPA from the Editor-in-Chief of The CPA Journal

November 2016

The CPA Journal

When Reckless Executives Become Dangerous Fraudsters
Reward Structures and Auditing Procedures Need to Be Reformed to Deter ‘Dark Triad’ Personalities

By Sridhar Ramamoorti, PhD, CPA, CFE, CFF, MAFF
Barry J. Epstein, PhD, CPA, CFF

Auditors, as well as those charged with responsibility for corporate governance, need to understand people in order to understand what they produce. At the end of the day, fraud is a human act.
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Prepare for the CPA Exam With 'Accounting for Empires' Gaming App

By Zach Simeone

Accounting professionals preparing for the CPA exam can get an edge on the test by playing a new mobile game developed by Becker Professional Education.
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The CPA Journal

MYP | Building a Firm Culture to Attract Millennials

By Jason L. Ackerman, CPA, CFP, CGMA

On a recent trip to San Francisco to attend an accounting software conference, this author had a chance to visit various Silicon Valley companies and explore their innovative office layouts and the groundbreaking benefits they offer to their employees.
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The Trusted Professional

The Tale of Gregor MacGregor, the Fraudster Whose Schemes in 1822 Left 180 Dead

By Chris Gaetano

The 21st century has certainly produced its share of notorious fraudsters, but scams, shams and flim-flams are, unfortunately, as old as time.
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