Our Forensic Accounting Service operates as a partnership of accounting and auditing knowledge with investigative skills that have been gained from years of practical experience.
We engage with our clients to prepare terms of reference and will review these instructions usually through a solicitor. We thoroughly investigate those instructions and the underlying circumstances; we examine the financial information and any relevant contracts and other agreements, obtain appropriate evidence, prepare any appropriate calculations, form a conclusion and publish the whole in the form of a report suitable for presentation to the court.
In preparing the report our Consultants will have regard to Civil and Criminal Procedure Rules which require the case to be dealt with in internationally acceptable evidential format.
The report will be fully supported by and cross referenced to the evidence and the Forensic Accountant will acknowledge that in preparing the report his principal duty is to the court, that he expects to be cross examined on its contents and to be criticised if it is found wanting in any respect.
Forensic Accounting often involves examining and commenting on a report prepared by an opposing expert. The forensic accountant should also expect to be required to assist those instructing them in preparing questions to be addressed to the other principals in the case, as well as the other expert, both prior to any hearing as well as in court.
The same skills, including those gained from attendance in court, may well lead the forensic accountant to consider undertaking further training in mediation and arbitration procedures so as to become involved in dispute resolution.
We are engaged on Forensic Accounting assignments for various reasons, including:
- Fraud investigations
- Criminal Investigations
- Shareholder disputes
- Bankruptcy investigations
- Asset Recovery
- Mergers & Acquisitions
With agents in over 130 countries, we deliver discovery, on time and to budget.