The New York State Society of CPAs held a conference to discuss ways that accountants can battle fraud at the companies they audit.
Nidhi Gupta, senior manager of BDO Consulting, a division of BDO Seidman, discussed concerns by employees about calling the special whistleblower lines that have been established at companies to report fraud. She cautioned that companies should not make any promises about guaranteeing confidentiality as the whistleblower's identity often becomes obvious once an investigation gets underway.
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