Author Archives: Dr.Bob

About Dr.Bob

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona. Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Minniti teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting, fraud examination, fraud criminology, ethics, forensic accounting, external audit, and internal audit, at DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix. He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College. He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. Dr. Minniti is an instructor teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link. AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute and various state CPA Societies.

An Introduction to Ethics for Accountants

Ethics for Accountants

Accountants and business owners alike need to understand ethics, biases and how to identify ethical issues. As Merriam-Webster defines it, ethics is the discipline dealing with what is good and bad with moral duty and obligation. It’s a set of moral principles; a theory or system of values. Ethics is… Read more »

Conducting Interviews for Forensic Accountants

Conducting Interviews for Forensic Accountants

When studying to become a forensic accountant, it’s important you know the basic steps of conducting interviews during forensic investigations. Forensic accountants, at one point or another in their careers, will have to conduct interviews with a suspect or others who are relevant to an investigation. It’s important for forensic… Read more »

Phishing for Employee Tax Information

  What it is and History Identity thieves are trying to obtain personal information in order to misappropriate personal identifying information and steal from the victims. A phishing scheme that was popular in 2016, and that will probably be tried in 2017 is spoofing organizations for payroll records. The Treasury… Read more »

Child Identity Theft: What is it, how to detect it, and how to Prevent it

Child identity theft occurs when the fraudster steals the identity of a person under legal age, which in most states is 18 years old. The criminals want to get the child’s Social Security Number so they can use that to create a new “stolen” identity. The most common type of… Read more »