Forensic Accounting Services
Running a business is challenging enough without worrying about the impact of fraud, employee theft, embezzlement and other forms of malfeasance on your organization. Your situation can become even more difficult once you have discovered that one or more of these incidences may have already occurred.
Despite the application of proper safeguards and controls, embezzlement and asset theft can still have a devastating effect on a business.
Our forensic accounting expertise in auditing, accounting, computers and business knowledge can lead management into investigating employee theft, contractual compliance issues or other matters requiring a skill set of financial expertise needed to interpret transactions of a questionable nature, and document its findings to pursue civil and criminal remedies.
Our practical forensic accounting services include:
– Fraud and misconduct investigations
– Tracing of funds, assets, companies and individuals
– Commercial disputes
– Assist ownership/management in establishing preventive and detective internal controls against financial crime
It’s often very enlightening to have a trained outside professional evaluate your company’s operations to determine if the appropriate controls are in place to ensure proper handling of resources and to protect yourself from employee theft.
Our forensic accounting experts can assess your internal control systems to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of your operating procedures. Then we make recommendations that help your company become stronger and more profitable by correcting any inefficient or ineffective operating procedures we find.
Schultz, Wood & Rapp has in-depth expertise in responding to and resolving matters such as these. Our financial professionals also have the expertise to provide fraud risk assessments for corporate and non-profit organizations to identify and mitigate internal control vulnerabilities before an incident occurs. Our experience conducting forensic accounting, internal corporate and due diligence investigations can develop and apply efficient and cost effective strategies to assess, investigate and resolve these types of cases.
Our accountants utilize forensic techniques to identify, collect and analyze financial information to reconstruct accounting activities and pursue document trails that uncover evidence essential to building a case. If and when it is determined that unethical or illegal activity has occurred, we work closely with clients and legal counsel to minimize organizational loss, recover lost assets and maximize the return on damages.
Our professionals consult with clients in the areas of asset and fund misappropriation, employee theft, embezzlement, falsification of financial records, insurance fraud, investment schemes, and securities fraud for corporate and non-profit entities, small businesses, and legal counsel.