Author Archives: Brad Preber

Brad Preber

About Brad Preber

Brad Preber is the managing partner of the Phoenix office of Grant Thornton. For more information, visit www.grantthornton.com.

“MACH” A Match For Whistleblowers

"MACH" A Match for Whistleblowers
August 28, 2012 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

In 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) breathed new life into whistleblower programs for U.S.-listed public companies. This legislation had a particular impact on audit committees, handing them the responsibility of, “establishing procedures for The receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by the issuer regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters; and The confidential,… Read More →

Watch Out For Business Fraud — In Any Economy

Business Fraud
February 15, 2012 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

It is impossible to reflect on the recent recession without thinking of multi-million and billion dollar business fraud allegations — Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford and Danny Pang dominated the headlines, to name a few. We shake our heads and ask how it happened — poor investor due diligence, a lack of government oversight, unchecked lending,… Read More →

Financial Deception Can Flourish In Good Times And Bad

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It is impossible to reflect on the recent recession without thinking of the unearthing of multimillion- and billion-dollar fraud schemes. We shake our heads and ask how it happened. Was it poor investor due diligence, a lack of government oversight, unchecked lending or just greed? But when it comes to fraud, watch out, because emerging… Read More →