Decosimo's Pam Mantone Authors Fraud Detection Book

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Pam Mantone
Pam Mantone

Pamela Mantone, a senior manager and forensic specialist with the Decosimo Advisory Services practice of the regional accounting firm Decosimo, has authored a technical book on forensic accounting. The book, titled Using Analytics to Detect Possible Fraud: Tools and Techniques, is a practical overview of forensic accounting, providing a common source of analytical techniques used for both efficiency and effectiveness in forensic accounting investigations. 

Though primarily intended for financial forensic practitioners and instructors, the book is written in plain language using examples and case studies so that those without advanced mathematical training can understand the analytical procedures and use them in a forensic accounting setting.

“Pam’s ability to explain highly technical subject matter to business owners, litigators and other financial experts has been an asset for our firm and clients especially in litigation support engagements and in investigations of financial fraud,” said Nick Decosimo, managing principal for Decosimo. 

“Being able to share my knowledge with other professionals, professors and students interested in the forensic accounting field and being recognized by my peers in the accounting industry has been tremendously rewarding,” said Ms. Mantone.  

Ms. Mantone’s accomplishment and national recognition as a published author highlights the depth of Decosimo’s forensics accounting and fraud investigation team which includes several professionals who have earned the Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Fraud Examiner credentials. 

The official in-store release date was Sept. 3, and the book is available for order through several online book stores including Amazon and has already begun to ship to buyers in the U.S.  The publisher Wiley, a leading publisher of technical and educational books and other publications, also offers an evaluation copy for review by professors who wish to incorporate the book’s teachings into their curriculum. 

Ms. Mantone’s opportunity to write the book came as a result of a representative from Wiley hearing her training presentation on the financial analytics topic at a National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) conference in the summer of 2012.  NACVA supports the providers of financial forensic services, including damages determinations of all kinds and fraud detection and prevention, by training and certifying financial professionals in these disciplines. 

“Wiley is one of the largest professional, technical and educational publishers in the world; so simply being approached by them to write the book was quite an honor,” said Ms. Mantone.  

As a certified public accountant certified in financial forensics and a certified fraud examiner, Ms. Mantone practices in the areas of litigation support and assurance services with emphasis on forensic accounting, fraud examinations and financial statement audits. Ms. Mantone has performed forensic and fraud auditing services for businesses and government organizations, including the gathering of forensic evidence and testifying to findings. She also provides consulting services regarding implementation of fraud prevention and fraud detection internal control systems. Ms. Mantone was recently designated as a certified information technology professional (CITP).


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