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Protecting Yourself Against Bookkeeper Fraud

With the rash of recent media stories about bookkeepers defrauding their employers, we thought it was time to offer a few tips that could keep the same thing from happening to you.

First of all, realize that the person who defrauds you could be the person you least expect. Would you think a church bookkeeper who had held her position for close to 20 years was a fraud? No? Neither did the church. And the bookkeeper bilked the organization for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Since you can't live your life in a state of constant paranoia, suspecting every person who crosses your path, here are a few safeguards you can use to minimize the chances of fraud happening within your organization:


Be smart and be aware. With a little caution, you can dramatically reduce your chances of being victim to fraud.

Fern Gordon is the owner of The Profit Line. Making sound business decisions means having a clear picture of your financial situation in front of you at all times - yet the daily demands of running a small enterprise can be overwhelming. As a result, financial record keeping and reporting often don't get the attention they truly deserve.
The Profit Line changes all that. We are your bookkeeping partner, helping you stay on top of your finances so you can make better, more informed business decisions.
In addition to taking paperwork off your plate, we also pinpoint the key numbers critical to the performance of your specific enterprise, and make sure you have them in hand whenever you need them.
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