Investigation services

Helping you and your counsel gain clarity and confidence in a crisis


Fraud and economic crime can pop up anywhere — from financial misrepresentation, misappropriation, embezzlement and Ponzi schemes, to corruption or cybercrime. While fraudulent behavior often cultivates in an environment where individuals see an opportunity to circumvent processes, procedures or controls for personal gain, today’s fraud schemes are increasingly complex in nature.

Whether the fraud investigation is local or international, internal in nature, or in response to an enforcement action, regulatory compliance issue, or litigation, the thoroughness and quality of your investigation will affect what happens next. You need to get down to the heart of the matter - and quickly.

PwC Canada and our global network include Certified Public Accountants, Investigative and Forensic Accountants, specialists certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiners, forensic technology specialists and former law enforcement agents. Our experience in public and private sectors includes a wide variety of industries and situations involving civil litigation, criminal proceedings and regulatory compliance. Our teams are positioned and ready to help you collect and analyze evidence, gather intelligence, conduct interviews and perform digital forensics.

We understand the risks that you face. With our experience, advanced technology, and credibility, we can help you meet your challenge head-on and make informed decisions.

 

  

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How we can help

Be prepared before an incident happens

Ensure that your company has robust anti-fraud policies, procedures and controls to both prevent and detect fraud, as well as mitigate and manage risk.  

Our team of forensic accountants and investigators have indepth experience in how frauds are committed. We use this knowledge to assist companies in establishing compliance, regulatory and business integrity frameworks focused on fraud prevention and detection. This includes helping clients review governance structures, conduct fraud risk assessments, design and implement policies, procedures and internal controls. We also train employees and contractors, and conduct management evaluation and testing using data analytics to assist management with the detection of red flags.

The outcome? An anti-fraud framework that can help you in deterring fraudulent behavior as well as timely detection of such behavior, reducing the financial loss and improving potential for cost recoveries.

Move forward with clarity and confidence

Whether an incident has occurred, or you suspect one has, you’ll need a skilled and experienced team to investigate with insight, speed and precision.

Our technology-enabled forensic accountants and investigators use their extensive experience in a wide range of industries along with data analytics tools and forensic technology to uncover facts and bring clarity to the situation. Our local and global teams are ready to help you collect and analyze evidence, gather intelligence, conduct interviews and perform digital forensics.

The result? You and your counsel will be equipped with the information and insights you need to take control of the situation and move forward credibly.

Emerge with even more resilience

An effective remediation plan to address the issues identified during an investigation is essential to moving forward, closing the gaps and deterring future fraudulent activity.

Our team of specialists will not only assist with internal controls, process and policy remediation, but will do so bringing industry, public and private sector experience to ensure the solutions are aligned with your business, regulatory environment and risk appetite. We use this vast experience to help you analyze the situation, recommend practical and pragmatic solutions to address control gaps, regulatory issues and governance improvement opportunities.

The result? A prompt response to your issues and concerns through a sustainable remediation plan that will help you reduce the risk of fraud, bribery, corruption, and misconduct in the future.  

Contact us

Jennie Chan
Partner
Tel: +1 416 815 5057
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Krista Mooney
Partner, Forensic Services
Tel: +1 403 509 7336
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Marie-Chantal Dréau
Partner
Tel: +1 514 205 5407
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Steven Malette
Partner
Tel: +1 613 755 5979
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