Forensic Analytics: Methods and Techniques for Forensic by Mark Nigrini

By Mark Nigrini

Discover tips to notice fraud, biases, or mistakes on your info utilizing entry or Excel

With over three hundred pictures, Forensic Analytics reports and indicates how twenty substantial and rigorous assessments can be utilized to discover fraud, error, estimates, or biases on your info. for every attempt, the unique information is proven with the stairs had to get to the ultimate end result. The assessments variety from high-level facts overviews to evaluate the reasonableness of knowledge, to hugely concentrated checks that provide small samples of hugely suspicious transactions. those exams are suitable in your association, even if small or huge, for revenue, nonprofit, or government-related.

  • Demonstrates how you can use entry, Excel, and PowerPoint in a forensic setting
  • Explores use of statistical recommendations corresponding to Benford's legislations, descriptive data, correlation, and time-series research to realize fraud and errors
  • Discusses the detection of monetary assertion fraud utilizing a number of statistical approaches
  • Explains easy methods to ranking destinations, brokers, shoppers, or staff for fraud risk
  • Shows you ways to develop into the knowledge analytics professional on your organization

Forensic Analytics exhibits how one can use Microsoft entry and Excel as your fundamental facts interrogation instruments to discover unparalleled, abnormal, and anomalous records.

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This is because cell M29 is blank because we do not yet have the data for December 2010. 7 The Use of Data Bars to Visualize the Relative Sizes of the Averages formatting options that can highlight interesting cells, emphasize unusual values, and visualize data using Data Bars, Color Scales, and Icon Sets using various criteria. Forensic analytics is about looking for interesting records and so highlighting unusual values with the formatting options is a useful tool in our toolbox. Excel’s Data Bars can help us visualize the relative size of the averages.

1 PowerPoint Window with a Prepared Presentation as notes pages and they can also be displayed if the presentation is saved as a Web page. The Slides tab is visible when PowerPoint is opened. This tab shows the numbered slides as a column with thumbnails (small images) so that the user can see a small sequence of several slides at once. The Outline tab shows an outline of the text on each slide. The remainder of the PowerPoint window is fairly self-explanatory. The Normal view is usually the best environment for work on preparing and editing slides.

This is done with a password by clicking the Office button and then selecting Save As. General Options at the bottom right section of the dialog box. Excel will then prompt for a password to open the file and a password to edit the file. In the example shown the password was made the same as the file name, but without the underscore. 9 shows the step used to access the dialog box used to create a password to open and to edit the file. 10. 10. Password-protected files can still be accessed by a determined and tech-savvy person and the password is only a good protection against most (but not all) people.

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