BTVK Advisory Blog: BTVK Advisory Blog
Read topical comments on the world of financial forensics by key members of the BTVK Advisory team and let us know your views.
02 Apr 2019
For A Few Bitcoins More
Bitcoin is not money. That is the view of Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, in a speech given to the Scottish Economics Conference in March 2018.
27 Mar 2019
A Fistful of Bitcoins
It is an oddly counter-intuitive notion that sharing data with thousands of others on a distributed ledger can make it more secure.
07 Mar 2019
You Know You’re Old When…
A couple of Sunday’s ago, we were paid a visit at home by a police officer.
25 Jan 2019
No More Heroes?
The world is crying out for a hero to swoop in, solve our problems, and leave us with the Hollywood happy ever after ending. Who doesn’t like heroes? And while we need (more) heroes, what the world does not need is another cyber standard.
22 Oct 2018
Reputation, Birthday Presents and Insurance
Reputation is a nebulous thing, but it seems that having a good reputation is a good idea.
25 Apr 2018
Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, what have you done...
Well, a positive that can be taken from the Facebook data leak is that it highlights the need for stricter external vendor controls and ongoing monitoring /maintenance.
04 Apr 2018
Blue Passports - Abnormally Low Tender or Disruptor?
The UK Home Office’s recent award of a £490m contract for producing the post-Brexit “blue” British passport has been hitting the news recently, mainly due to the fact that the...
13 Mar 2018
Time to Call Time on Gross Profit?
As forensic accountants, we frequently assist in quantifying business interruption losses and there is no doubt that, in the UK at least, gross profit policy wordings are the most commonly seen.
09 Mar 2018
Forensic Accounting Jargon Buster
As with any industry, forensic accountancy has its own plentiful supply of jargon, which can sometimes seem like a foreign language.
05 Mar 2018
Can’t Find The Chicken
Over Christmas, my in-laws were bemoaning that, other than the Morecambe & Wise re-runs, there was nothing funny on television. My children, forever inquisitive, enquired who exactly Morecambe & Wise were.