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“Much has changed in this corner of the litigation world since the first edition was published,” author James McAuley points out in the Foreword to this new volume, The Expert Accountant in Civil Litigation, 2nd Edition. That’s what makes this text such a welcome publication: it offers up-to-date content and insightful commentary on an area that continues to evolve as it plays an increasingly important role in the judicial system.
The ultimate resource
This second edition of The Expert Accountant in Civil Litigation offers a comprehensive review of and guide to the role of expert and forensic accountants in civil litigation in Canada. In addition to helping legal counsel and corporations with their search for qualified experts, this book will provide the necessary guidance to ensure that the benefits of using that specialized expertise are maximized.
In particular, McAuley’s book:
- Assists both developing and experienced expert accountants in learning and honing their craft
- Provides valuable insight into how expert accountants think, how they approach their work, the documents and information required, and the tools and technology that are central to accountants carrying out their mandate
- Examines the content, form and importance of the working papers and reports that are critical to the forensic accountant’s success
- Reviews the professional standards that apply to expert accountants, as well as the expectations of courts and arbitrations for expert witness objectivity, lack of bias and balance
In short, this volume covers the full range of topics related to the role of forensic accountants in civil litigation – from assessing the attributes of an expert accountant before retaining him or her to understanding the rules that are critical to giving expert testimony.
An essential resource for:
- Civil litigators who need assistance in their search for competent forensic accountants
- Forensic accountants who are seeking guidance on their role and responsibilities as an expert
- Law students who are looking for helpful research materials for forensic accountant academic courses
- Accounting students studying or interested in the field of forensic accounting
- Law libraries that want to provide a valuable reference for their patrons
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to and characteristics of the expert and forensic accountant
Chapter 2 : Retaining the expert accountant
Chapter 3 : Overview of the justice process and the expert’s role in the process
Chapter 4 : Preliminary matters – issue identification, expert strategy and professional standards
Chapter 5 : The search for business reality and the investigative mindset
Chapter 6: Fraud and the expert accountant
Chapter 7 : Forensic accounting tools
Chapter 8: Information gathering
Chapter 9 : Quantification of damages
Chapter 10: Business valuations
Chapter 11: Other roles of the expert accountant
Chapter 12: Working papers and reports
Chapter 13: Reviewing the work and reports of other expert accountants
Chapter 14: Mediation, trial and arbitration
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