Financial Investigations / Forensic Accounting

A financial investigation, also known as forensic accounting, is the analysis of where money comes from, how it moves, and how it is used.

A basic financial investigation can be applied to a number of litigation assignments such as:

  • White collar crime investigations, including employee embezzlement, corruption, vendor fraud schemes and other economic crimes against entities.
  • Matrimonial matters including asset finding and tracing; income determination and formulation of normalization adjustments in business valuations.
  • Shareholder dispute suits, such as showing financial statement and other management fraud.
  • Loss profit computations in economic damage cases, including the determination of historical income and expenses.
  • Defense cases such as white collar criminals, tax fraud matters, etc.

See:  Common Asset Hiding Techniques

What do financial investigations reveal?

  • Tax evasion
  • Hidden IRA Accounts
  • Public corruption / Health care fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Terrorist financing
  • Marital Assets
  • Illegal activity
  • Bankruptcies
  • Asset tracing, misappropriation, waste and embezzlement
  • Liens and Judgements Accounts

Additional services

  • Background investigations / due diligence
  • Data mining and computer forensics
  • Management fees and related-party transactions
  • Manned and unmanned surveillance