Forensic accounting is the specialty practice area of accountancy that describes engagements that result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation. "Forensic" means "suitable for use in a court of law", and it is to that standard and potential outcome that forensic accountants generally have to work. Forensic accountants, also referred to as forensic auditors or investigative auditors, often have to give expert evidence at the eventual trial.
Our partners are experienced in investigating and uncovering accounting evidence for a diverse set of situations, including cases of fraud, divorce settlements, tax violations, contract violations, and insurance claims. We have the in-depth knowledge of the litigation process, investigative techniques, accounting standards, and financial software necessary to retrieve the information needed for successful litigation.
Per Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA - Founder of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Fraud examination is a methodology for resolving fraud allegations, which involves obtaining and analyzing evidence, taking statements, writing reports, testifying to findings, and detecting and preventing fraud. The term examination indicates the testing of a body of material regarding a theory or supposition
The Fraud Group LLC has extensive experience in fraud examination and investigation and we can help clients and counsel identify fraud risks or uncover and document cases of suspected fraud. We have experience in cases and allegations relating to embezzlement, conveyances in bankruptcy, estate/trust administration, minority-majority member LLC litigation, among many others.