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