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EFPR Group, LLP Expert Co-Authors New Book

EFPR Group, LLP Expert Co-Authored New Book Entitled, “Corporate Fraud, The Executive’s Survival Guide”

February 1, 2016, Rochester, New York: EFPR Group, LLP expert James I. Marasco, CPA, CIA, CFE, partner at StoneBridge Business Partners has teamed up with several other forensic accounting experts to author a new book entitled, “Corporate Fraud: The Executive Survival Guide.” StoneBridge Business Partners is a divisions of EFPR Group, LLP which is one of Western New York’s largest accounting and business consulting firms. The book covers the full range of corporate fraud situations and expertly recommends the strategies and tactics required to uncover unethical behavior and protect a firm’s assets and reputation.

Jim Marasco is the leader and one of the founding members of StoneBridge Business Partners, EFPR Group’s Business Valuation, Litigation Support & Forensic Services division. Jim has been with EFPR Group for over 20 years and has traveled extensively throughout the country. He has helped safeguard some of the largest Fortune 1000 companies from fraud and abuse and has assisted in the identification and recovery of tens of millions of dollars for clients. He has extensive experience in the healthcare distribution and franchise fields, where he has worked with over fifty of the top U. S. franchisors.

In addition, he has worked closely with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the past five years assisting in their compliance efforts to ensure the safety of children within the church. Jim is also a court-recognized expert, lecturer and author on varying subjects of fraud and forensic auditing. He is also an adjunct professor at St. John Fisher College.

Jim is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and is a licensed CPA in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. He has practiced as a full-time forensic accountant since 1997, when he became a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Jim’s portion of the book covers an array of expert interviewing techniques and strategies he has developed over his extensive career in the field of forensic accounting. “The interviewing process consists of a series of open-ended, closed-ended and leading questions while listening for verbal cues and observing body mannerisms,” explains Marasco. “It is both art and science.”

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