Forensic Accounting & Investigation Services
Today more than ever, company actions as well as those of their employees are being increasingly scrutinized by regulators, plaintiffs and other third parties. In some cases, there is the real possibility that charges could be brought against the company and its management. The company’s financial data often lies at the heart of these matters. In addition, the improper use of new technologies due to unawareness, carelessness or, in some cases, criminal intent has created a whole new set of problems for companies. In most cases, these situations cannot be adequately analyzed without outside assistance. It is imperative that company management and boards, as well as their legal counsel, have the assistance of trusted forensic accountants to effectively resolve these situations.
Legal and business disputes related to fraud or other illegal acts can be complex and difficult to resolve. You need to know what really happened so that you can help your client regain control of the situation. You may not have the expertise you need to find and analyze all the information that is essential to your case. You need experts in forensic accounting to conduct an in-depth analysis of the company's financial records and other information to ascertain the facts so you can enter litigation or other proceedings with confidence.
Financial Statement Investigation
Our professionals work with outside counsel, boards of directors, and management to perform investigations of the facts and circumstances surrounding alleged errors and irregularities contained in the company's financial statements. We have the skills and experience to assist legal counsel and their clients in developing factual information, assessing the underlying accounting, and performing financial analyses to support counsel in response to SEC and other third-party investigations.
Financial Restatement Assistance
We assess the company's application of accounting standards and reporting requirements in effect at the time the financial statements were filed. Our services include gathering, analyzing and reconciling voluminous sources of electronic and hardcopy data to the company's financial statements, footnotes and disclosures. We work closely with company management to develop technical accounting whitepapers supporting any necessary corrections to the financial statements. We provide project management expertise and hands on assistance with the complex, data-intensive and time-sensitive restatement process.