An article  in the Journal of Forensic Accounting reviewed the background and development of forensic accounting using Benford’s Law (BL)—an interesting property in natural occurring numbers that can help identify fraudulent data in corporate financial records. The field of forensic accounting, and this law in particular, are relevant in light of several recent events that required the identification of false or otherwise misrepresented information in corporate financial statements. Such information was used or intended to be used to fraudulently misappropriate company funds, cover up illegal transactions, or evade taxation. In this article, we comment on forensic accounting and BL from a signal processing (SP) perspective.
Field of Research
150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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