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.
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.
09 Feb 2018
Stop It & Tidy Up!
As we reach the end of January (and for those of us who have done Dry January look forward to a celebratory glass of wine), we start to properly look...
03 Nov 2017
Newsflash – Cyber Security Specialists Out of Touch With Reality of Modern Business
The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has just published its findings following its investigation into the WannaCry cyber attack that significantly disrupted the National Health Service (NHS) in May this year.
18 Oct 2017
Notes From a Few Islands
Ben Hobby and Thomas Sanderson share their thoughts having just returned from working in the Caribbean.
19 Sep 2017
Asking The Right Questions
September has arrived and summer is over. Here in the UK, the children have gone back to school and many of those who graduated from universities will be making their...
14 Sep 2017
The ART of Cyber Insurance
Cyber insurance policies have historically focussed on the costs of restoration (of both systems and data) and PR costs (to protect reputational harm).