Independent contractors and small biz get audited by the IRS at a higher rate than employees (do not underreport income, over-report home office or entertainment deductions),
Auditors should check documentation, especially for forged signatures.
Cross-check staff within court records, criminal records, wanted posters, web searches, record and data base or data bank searches and see if they share something is common, such as coming from the same place or if they are related biologically, during audits.
Inspections should be unannounced.
Focus on investigating lower governments.
Check largest users of programs, largest billers, and service providers.
Audit where expenses are escalating or any escalation of any product or service occurs.
Concentrate on looking for disorganization within the entity.
Concentrate on places with past histories of improper behavior, where there have been many complaints or unusual success, especially in the courts.
Check for computerized fraud, especially double or triple billings.
Inspect the environment, language, behavior and imagery of the organization.
Seek to discover if excessive personalization, phone use exists in the entity.
Discover if stalling, fear, inhibited behavior seems to rule in the entity.
Do a deep analysis of the major indicators of wrongdoing.
Check to discover if the organization seems to concentrate on the most disenfranchised or unempowered for most of its wealth, power, and compensation.
Compare similar and common names, dates, locations, street addresses, and billing and similar beneficiary or billing numbers, or where errors tend to be common.
Strange lifestyle or network dominates all other interests and suggests addictions exist within the organization or with the employees.
Dual, interlocking or multiple or undefined roles signed off on, usually seen as a coincidences or conflict of interest.
Signatures are excluded.
Industry is full of biased media commentators.
No incentives to audit or even any means to report problems.
Fragmented auditing or not holistically auditing.
Selling to partners or other divisions of organization, which often is known as transfer packaging.
Secret, or inconvenient, or inappropriate meetings exit often outside of the workplace.
One group or culture only environment, often even speaking in foreign languages, tends to control the organization often without supervision.
Privatized employees, make more money than other or government employees, and are governed by less laws or there are no processes to monitor them.
Many ways to defeat security or controls exist.
The true social costs of an organization may be unknown if the true costs are shifted elsewhere, so it may be near impossible to know if an audit is accurate.
The government may allow other lower branches steal from higher branches of the government to help balance their budgets and auditors should focus on ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN because it usually results in the victimization of the poor using programs in Health, Education, Welfare and Planning
Even with the usual audit crime or fraud can be detected, even after their have been awards for great service or the highest rating for service, especially when government payments are involved because the money involved is so huge and members of the community want government to come into the community. Often, the city steals from the county and the county steals from the state and the state steals from the federal government using their programs in Health, Education, Welfare and Planning because the federal government does not need to balance their budget The government may allow other lower branches steal from higher branches of the government to help balance their budgets and auditors should focus on NOT ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN because it usually results in the victimization of the poor using programs in Health, Education, Welfare and Planning