I had the privilege of previewing Leah Wietholter’s book Data Sleuth: Using Data in Forensic Accounting Engagements and Fraud Investigations. She has knocked this one out of the park.
There is no single book that covers the fraud investigation process for a forensic accountant as thoroughly as this. Yes, every fraud investigation is different, but Leah shows you how to systematize your process to leverage your time, have greater quality control, and accomplish better investigations.
I can often be hear saying that I’m a fraud investigator and I find money. Leah shows you exactly how to find the money. Whether you’re new or seasoned, you need this book if you’re doing financial investigations.
And I may have made the back cover of the book: “Until now, everyone thought it was impossible to standardize fraud investigations and scale a forensic accounting practice. Data Sleuth lays out the process of developing a case plan, doing the analysis, and reporting the results in a way that can be duplicated. This book features techniques and processes that actually work in the real world. Data Sleuth is a must-have for any serious forensic accountant.”