Conducting forensic due diligence requires global knowledge of fraud and corruption trends together with highly specialised investigative and industry experience. The review’s primary objective is to evaluate the potential future loss in value resulting from inappropriate or unethical business practices of the target.
Forensic accounting is an investigation into identified abnormalities within an accounting system and identifies the root cause of those abnormalities. Commonly utilized as a component of litigation support or fraud investigations, Forensic accounting traditionally involves misappropriation of assets or fraudulent reporting. Specific engagements that can fall under the forensic accounting umbrella include:
- Forensic audits
- Damage calculations
- Due Diligence and compliance audits
- Investigation of fraud, money laundering, or embezzlement
- Analysis of accounting issues in complex commercial litigation
- Bankruptcy or business proposal analysis
- Reconstruction of accounting records
- Preparation or analysis of insurance claims
- Participation in settlement negotiations
- Identification of departures from customary business practices or professional standards.
- Expert witness testimony for demonstration/communication purpose