Forensic Accounting



Do you worry that you or your business might be the victim of fraud?

Do you need to analyze your financial data to uncover potential misconduct?

Are you investigating an entity for possible acquisition and need to ensure the absence  of financial irregularities? Maybe you’re involved in litigation and require an expert  witness to testify on your behalf?

If any of these situations apply, you need our Forensic Accounting services.


Forensic accounting – also called financial forensics or forensic auditing – is an area of  accounting that investigates actual or anticipated disputes.

Disputes can range from business-related litigation to marital dissolution. We handle  both litigation support and investigative accounting.


Litigation Support

This area covers accounting assistance for current or pending litigation.
For a litigation assignment, we…

  • assist in obtaining the necessary documentation to support or refute a claim;
  • examine the relevant documentation to form an assessment of the case;
  • review the damages report by the opposing expert;
  • assist with settlement discussions and negotiations; and
  • attend trial to hear the testimony of the opposing expert and provide  assistance with cross-examination.


Investigative Support

Occasionally, you may need to explore whether fraud or misconduct has occurred,  such as employee theft of property or inventory, misappropriation of funds by  employees, kickbacks to employees from outside businesses, securities fraud, and  insurance fraud.

With our investigative accounting services, we bring to bear our accounting knowledge  and experience in the field to give you a clear understanding of the situation. When  you retain our expertise, we skillfully…

  • review the situation and offer suggestions for possible courses of action;
  • assist with the protection and recovery of assets;
  • coordinate with other experts, including private investigators, forensic  document examiners, and consulting engineers; and
  • assist with any necessary civil action or criminal prosecution.


The services of a forensic accountant are required for a range of investigations across  many different industries.

Here are the most common assignments in forensic accounting:

Disputes Among Shareholders or Partners. ​The compensation and benefits given to  each of the shareholders or partners is one of the more common issues in these cases.

Personal Injury Claims / Motor Vehicle Accidents. ​When economic losses from a  personal injury or vehicular accident are in question, a forensic accountant is brought  in.

Insurance Claims. ​Because insurance policies vary greatly in their terms and  conditions, such engagements require a thorough policy review to determine the  appropriate method of figuring the loss. A forensic accountant can assist from either  the insured or the insurer’s standpoint.

Business/Employee Fraud Investigations.​The investigation of employee fraud often  requires a determination of the extent of the fraud. It may or may not include the  identification of a perpetrator. Many times, such assignments necessitate interviews  of staff who had access to the funds.

Matrimonial Disputes.​ Usually, when a dispute of this nature arises, forensic  accountants must locate and evaluate the disputed assets, be they businesses,  property, or fiduciary.

Business Economic Losses.​These kinds of engagements include contract disputes,  construction claims, expropriations, product liability claims, trademark and patent  infringements, and losses stemming from an alleged breach of a non-compete  agreement.


If you think you have reason to be concerned about financial misconduct, please call us today