Forensic Accounting and
Litigation Support

Doctored financials. Sticky-fingered bookkeepers. Every common fraud scenario has its own twists and turns.
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Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support

Doctored financials. Sticky-fingered bookkeepers. Every common fraud scenario has its own twists and turns.

Whether an employee has embezzled funds or an owner is changing numbers to alter the value of assets, it’s hard to hide the truth from an experienced investigative team.

You need a quick response to identify a problem, fix it and offer methods for recovery. Our forensic accounting team can conduct an examination, compile evidence and communicate findings for legal proceedings. With advanced knowledge of typical fraud schemes, we can utilize data analysis techniques to perform an efficient and informative investigation.

We always start with identifying the client’s overall objective and what level of support they need. Often, it’s part of a legal case in progress, and we need to respond quickly. We can also offer fraud consulting and expert testimony. Sometimes an attorney simply needs an economic damages calculation for insurance. We can tailor our services to each unique situation.

- Sharyl Chamberlain, CPA/CFF, CFE

Within litigation support, Walter Shuffain can help attorneys identify issues, locate evidence and assist their legal teams with creating reports and exhibits. Our team is certified in financial forensics and certified in fraud examinations to identify and report on:

    • Evidence of money laundering
    • Embezzlement findings
    • Misappropriation of funds
    • Evidence of tax evasion

Preventative Fraud Risk Assessments

In some situations, what is revealed is not criminal intent but merely a lack of accounting knowledge or weak internal financial controls. As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Call on our team to perform a fraud risk assessment to identify issues and deter or prevent fraud before it can occur. Assessing your risk tolerance level and helping you create a risk management policy can minimize your risk of fraud. We can help you identify:

    • Financial irregularities
    • Inadequate disclosures
    • Internal controls issues
    • Missing data
    • Accounting standards issues
    • Regulatory non-compliance

In addition to proper controls and staff training to detect and report on financial abnormalities, contact us for a consultation on optimizing your accounting processes and procedures.

These are just a few examples of issues we’ve consulted on over more than 25 years. When you need to straighten things out, turn to Walter Shuffain.

Ask the Experts

A typical fraud case can go on for more than a year before it is detected, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), with around 5% of revenues lost each year to fraud.

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