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ACFE Profile of Tom Golden

“I’ve often said in mentoring staff that no matter how smart you are, no one’s successful without someone else giving them a hand up the ladder of success,” says Tom Golden, CFE, CPA. Golden,a professional speaker, author and retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), now focuses on speaking engagements and the debut of his new novel but says he owes a debt to all who have helped him during his professional career.

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We Need to Change Our View of Trust

We Need to Change Our View of Trust

We need to do it now and we need to do it on a permanent basis

In the time it takes you to read this article I want to change your view of trust.  Why?  In the hundreds of investigations that I have done, in many different countries and cultures, I can say without hesitation and unequivocally that misplaced trust, and the basis upon which it is given, is the single most significant reason why more financial fraud does not get detected on a more timely basis.  Change your view of trust and you will become much better at performing your control and audit responsibilities.  It’s really that simple.

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