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When a business is large enough that the owner must delegate decisions and tasks — even to trusted employees — it can be a psychic shock, especially for entrepreneurs used to doing everything themselves. Many pale at the idea of asking managers and top staffers to take on critical responsibilities like prospecting for and dealing with customers, hiring new workers or overseeing production. Beyond taking pride in being a superhero owner, they fear what might happen if a staffer...
Associated Press
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
September 12th, 2018

Small business is the backbone of the country’s economy, and the Gem State is no exception. Idaho’s small businesses account for 96.6 percent of all business in the state and employ nearly 300,000 workers. Unfortunately, small businesses are twice as likely to become victims of employee fraud as large companies. The median loss per fraud scheme is $200,000, a staggering amount that very often a small business can’t absorb.
Idaho Business Review
By Tiffany Couch
September 7th, 2018

I am a professional, entrepreneur, mom, and wife, with little time most days to exercise or even go to the bathroom! Years ago, I established a morning routine that made a significant impact on my life.

Thanks to these simple steps, I am more balanced, calm and able to tackle my work with purpose. Here's what I do to set my day up for success, all week long:
By Tiffany Couch
September 3rd, 2018

“How could you?!” the voice from the audience exclaimed. She simply could not believe it when I told the professional group of forensic accountants that I worked criminal defense cases and thought it was some of the most meaningful work our firm had conducted.

She was incredulous when I explained that most defense attorneys I worked with just wanted to know whether their clients were telling the truth.
King County Bar Association
By Tiffany Couch
September 1, 2018

Payroll fraud is one of the most common forms of employee theft. At its simplest, payroll fraud occurs when someone has access to a company’s funds and its payroll processing system and manipulates that system to siphon additional, illicit monies for personal gain. Even more alarming, the average duration of a payroll fraud scheme is 30 months, by which time the fraudster has potentially stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Vancouver Business Journal
By Tiffany Couch
August 31st, 2018

Payroll fraud is theft of a company's money using the payroll system. Payroll fraud schemes are some of the most financially devastating because they tend to take place over an extended period – on average, this form of asset misappropriation goes undetected for two-and-a-half years.
Accounting Today
By Tiffany Couch
August 20th, 2018

With construction ramping up in many markets, construction firms plan to hire more workers, indicating the industry's continued optimism about a healthy economy. It's news that is both exciting and perhaps a little daunting: hiring competent, qualified tradespeople is challenging under any conditions. No one wants to hire a poor employee—or worse, someone who turns out to be a thief.
Construction Executive
By Tiffany Couch
August 16th, 2018

At first blush, payroll fraud might seem difficult to pull off – after all, shouldn’t it be obvious? But a well-hidden fraud is not obvious to most business owners. And, unfortunately, by the time most payroll frauds are discovered, months (or, years) have passed, resulting in losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Payroll fraud can occur in any business, in any industry – from the mom-and-pop corner market to a billion-dollar publicly-traded company.
CPA Practice Advisor
By Tiffany Couch
August 6, 2018

Tiffany discusses construction fraud.
SWCA Contractor Chat Podcast
By Andrea Smith
July 31, 2018

Payroll fraud is one of the most common and costliest forms of asset misappropriation and lasts an average of 30 months before it is detected which can potentially cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, payroll fraud is defined as “any scheme in which an employee causes their employer to issue a payment by making false claims for compensation.”
By Tiffany Couch
July 31, 2018

The QuickBooks Audit Trail is invaluable. It quickly bolds and italicizes any transaction that has been manipulated or changed. If more clients are using the Audit Trail report as part of their ongoing monthly review and management of their company, they would likely uncover fraud more quickly, limiting the emotional and financial impact to their organization.
By Benilyn Formoso - Suralta
July 25, 2018

Tiffany Couch joins Women to Watch Media to discuss her career.
Women to Watch media
By N/A
July 24, 2018

According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, billions in fraudulent claims are made every year in the U.S. This includes all types of insurance, from personal auto to workers compensation to homeowners to health care. It’s also worth noting that any exact estimate is likely conservative, since a lot of fraud goes undetected and unreported.
CLM magazine
By Tiffany Couch
July 9, 2018

While no business is immune to the potential for insider fraud, unfortunately, the construction industry is one of the most at-risk. It could be argued that one of the reasons for this is that employees are working without a high degree of oversight: alone at the office while the boss is away or alone at the construction site. No matter the theory as to why, the fact is, the average fraud scheme costs construction businesses $227,000 before it is discovered.
Construction Business Owner
By Tiffany Couch
July 16, 2018

It’s an unfortunate reality that dishonest employees exist in all companies, and the hotel industry is no exception. Occupational fraud, which includes employee theft and embezzlement, is one of the most prevalent and costly threats to businesses today.
Hotel Executive
By Tiffany Couch
July, 9 2018
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