Investigations

In fraud detection and investigation, our specialists utilise their extensive practical experience, formal training and a wide range of tools and techniques.

The decision to recover any assets misappropriated will be influenced by a wide range of issues, including the size of the losses, whether the target of any recovery action has sufficient assets to warrant a claim, as well as the location of those assets and whether there is a desire to avoid publicity. We can assist clients in this decision making process and in pursuing any resulting recovery actions.

Potential issues
 

  • Your organisation has suffered asset misappropriation in any form, including theft of cash or other assets, procurement fraud, expense or payroll fraud, theft of trade secrets, or diversion of revenues
  • You need to respond to bribery and corruption claims, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) breaches
  • There is a suspicion of accounting fraud or manipulation (whether at group, company or divisional level), or inappropriate or inadequate disclosure in the financial statements
  • You suspect that there are breaches of ethics, conflicts of interest and other forms of management and employee impropriety within your organisation
How we can support you
  • Investigate the nature and extent of the fraud or irregularity and any losses arising from it
  • Identify and quantify any accounting misstatements and advise on changes to accounting or disclosure that may be required
  • Using evidence from the investigation, as well as publicly available sources, we can evaluate the viability of third parties as targets for recovery actions
  • Work closely with lawyers in efforts to recover assets
  • Produce factual and/or expert reports and other analyses in support of recovery or disciplinary actions
  • Assist in the design and implementation of other remedial steps, including improvements in processes and controls to mitigate the risk of recurrence of fraud
Our investigations services include
  • The use of forensic interview techniques
  • Electronic evidence gathering, including disk imaging
  • Data mining and other electronic data analysis to identify relevant evidence and investigative leads
  • Document, transaction and accounting analysis
  • Evidence and document management
  • Production of reports, including expert witness reports, and numerical and graphical analyses for use in civil or criminal proceedings
  • Liaison with law enforcement and regulatory authorities.