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February 2017

New Florida court ruling on the Daubert standard for expert witnesses

By |2017-03-07T17:36:04+00:00Friday, February 17, 2017|Tags: , , , |

On February 16, 2017 the Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling that appears to have rejected the Daubert evidential standard for expert witness testimony in Florida courts. The Daubert criteria became the standard for expert opinions in federal courts in

How Big Data and AI are Driving Innovation Across Industries

By |2017-03-07T15:24:47+00:00Thursday, February 16, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Big data hasn't been the new kid on the block in some time, but many brands are still struggling to integrate all this information into processes in a meaningful, efficient way. Tools such as Hadoop let companies store and access

November 2016

FAU’s Dr. Michael Crain Receives AICPA’s Sustained Contribution Award

By |2017-03-07T16:33:25+00:00Wednesday, November 16, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Congratulations to Dr. Crain for being selected as one of 14 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) members to be honored with the Sustained Contribution Award for 2016. The award is given to recognize CPAs who have demonstrated their long-term commitment to the accounting community

May 2016

Phishing Scams Targeting Businesses

By |2017-02-21T17:41:24+00:00Friday, May 20, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Businesses Beware of the “Business Email Compromise” (B.E.C.) Phishing scams used to primarily seek out individuals as their victims, but more recently, these e-mail wire-transfer scams have begun targeting businesses of all shapes and sizes: public and private, larger corporations

Masters in Data Analytics

By |2017-03-07T15:43:51+00:00Wednesday, May 11, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was during the Washington Post's investigation of the Watergate burglary when investigative reporters, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodrow, were first exhorted to "follow the money" by their clandestine source, codenamed Deep Throat, which eventually led to the president's resignation

FAU Prepares Business Valuation Professionals for Real-World Practice

By |2017-03-07T16:35:11+00:00Wednesday, May 4, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Current and relevant course material is vital for Accounting programs seeking to prepare Business Valuation Professionals to make an impact in a real practice. FAU Business Valuation Professor Dr. G. William Kennedy ensures that his courses provide students with up-to-date

The Rapid Growth of Computer Forensics Jobs  

By |2019-11-15T21:26:24+00:00Tuesday, May 3, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every keystroke tells a story, and when that story involves criminal behavior, fraud, or other actions that could damage individuals, corporations or governments, digital detectives step in to analyze, decipher and decode the evidence. The rapidly-growing field of computer

April 2016

Business Valuation Certification

By |2017-03-07T16:17:24+00:00Friday, April 22, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A business valuation professional establishes values by utilizing specialist knowledge and training. Certified valuation professionals provide a range of services to clients including estate and gift tax appraisals, economic damage calculations, IRS valuations, intangible asset appraisals, shareholder and divorce litigation

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Slippery Slopes in Vermont: SEC alleges Investor Fraud & Freezes Ski Resort Assets

By |2017-02-24T21:27:54+00:00Monday, April 18, 2016|

Last Thursday, April 14th, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed federal civil fraud charges in Miami against two individuals and several companies who had gathered more than $350 million from hundreds of foreign investors as part of the U.S.

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The Path To A Business Valuation Career

By |2020-01-22T15:09:43+00:00Wednesday, April 6, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In an uncertain and rapidly changing economic climate, determining the fair value of businesses is a key component of the preparation for mergers and acquisitions, tax reporting, legal actions, and estate planning. The path to a business valuation career

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