Expense reimbursements, billing and payroll schemes are amongst the most costly and frequent methods of fraudulent disbursement. Because these types of fraud are committed by employees at work they can be difficult to detect.
Detecting fraud early reduces losses
A May 2014 study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners found that the median loss suffered by the 1,483 victim organisations surveyed was $145,000 (with 24% losing over $1 million) and that fraud continued undetected for 24 to 36 months. Where data analytics was used as a fraud fighting technique, frauds were 60% less costly and 50% shorter in duration.
Best fraud detection method
Data Analytics has become widely recognised as one of the best ways to prevent fraud, with the 2014 study ranking it the best out of 11 fraud detection methods. Data analytics can detect anomalies in billing and payroll areas early and dramatically reduce the cost and duration of fraudulent schemes.
Our data analytics services
Accru can assist you to implement data analytics cost-effectively in your organisation. Through our data analytics service, suppliers’ details can be matched, ABNs checked for their validity, duplicate payments, invoices or employees identified, and employees’ bank account details checked to suppliers’ bank account details – preventing common fraudulent disbursement schemes.
See our fact sheet on how data analytics works or contact us now to discuss how we can assist you with fraud prevention.
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