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SVA’s Mathias Featured in In Business Magazine

SVA Certified Public Accountants Professional Marty Mathias, CPA was recently featured in an In Business magazine article titled “5 Simple, Low-Cost Ways to Prevent Fraud”.

In the article, Marty discusses some easy and cost-effective ways to prevent fraud in an organization. These include implementing an independent bank reconciliation process, reviewing vendor lists annually, eliminating signature stamps, utilizing positive pay, and implementing an employee tip line.  

The most common detection method for preventing fraud is tips. Organizations with reporting hot lines are more likely to detect fraud than other organizations without an employee tip line (47.3% compared to 28.2% according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). Employee tip lines are an affordable option to provide employees with a tool to help protect the organization.

Marty is a Principal and a member of Business Advisory Services at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. Marty has over 15 years of experience working with closely-held business and individual clients. His specialties include performing assurance services (audits, reviews, etc.), mergers and acquisitions services, general business consulting, as well as fraud and litigation support services. Marty's fraud and litigation support practice includes investigating embezzlement; analyzing financial aspects of legal disputes; insurance losses and fidelity bond claims.


Since our inception in 1974, we have focused on developing long-standing business relationships. As our clients’ businesses and personal interests have grown, we have increased our service offerings to meet their expanding needs.

Now over 40 years later, SVA and its affiliates are recognized leaders offering a wide range of professional services including audit and accounting, tax, business information technologies, wealth management, trust and estate administration services.

The cornerstone of SVA will always remain the same, providing service and value to help our clients achieve measurable results, while exceeding their expectations. SVA is not only dedicated to the clients we serve, we are dedicated to the communities we serve, maintaining a long tradition of involvement and support.

SVA is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, employs over 300 staff, and has additional offices in Milwaukee and Appleton, Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois.