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Georgia Tech - Financial
Accounting and Auditing Matters The unethical systematic recording and analysis of the business and financial transactions associated with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). (Examples include: misstatement of revenues, misstatement of expenses, misstatement of assets, misapplications of GAAP, wrongful transactions)
Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record. Failure to complete and post or file data and reports required by law to governmental agencies. (Examples include: creating invoices, altering documents, forging a signature, destroying information, stating false information.)
Fraud The intentional misrepresentation or concealment of information in order to deceive, mislead, or acquire something of value. A fraud is an intentional deception perpetrated to secure an unfair gain. (Examples include: Misappropriation of Assets - theft of cash and inventories, Corruption – gain benefits by misusing influence in a business transaction, and Fraudulent Statements – Fraudulent financial reporting and fraudulent disbursements)
Improper Giving or Receiving of Gifts The giving, receiving or solicitation of items which could be reasonably interpreted as an effort to influence a business relationship or decision; items given, received or solicited for the benefit of an individual or an individual’s family or friends; items given, received or solicited during or in connection with contract negotiations; the acceptance of cash, checks, money order, vouchers, gift certificates, loans, products or services. Illegal gratuities in return for service of favors; kickbacks (receiving payment for a favor from a vendor).
Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity Supplier or contractor activity in violation of institution’s policies and procedures; improper supplier or contractor selection based on personal gain, improper negotiation or diversion of contract awards.
Salary Misappropriation Falsifying time and effort on timesheets and payroll records; misuse of salary funds. (Examples include: claims for overtime hours not worked, putting someone on payroll for projects not participated on, and adding an unauthorized employee to the payroll.
Theft / Embezzlement The act of stealing; specifically: the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use (Examples include: bookkeeping errors, misapplication of funds, and mishandling of cash), inventory and all other assets misuse.
Waste, Abuse or Misuse of Institution Resources Improper or unauthorized use of resources and technologies for personal gain.