Fraud investigation

Accounting fraud, the falsification of quality data and other similar incidents have become major issues for society. And if such an incident occurs at your company, society will be closely watching to see how you handle it.

To make sure that your response reflects positively on your company, you’ll need to provide a great deal of information to your stakeholders in an extremely short period of time. This information includes not only your findings but also detailed information on the root causes, potential damages and impacts, and your investigative approach and measures to prevent recurrence.

What’s more, this information needs to be disclosed not only to shareholders and business partners, but also to foreign institutional investors, authorities, the media and other entities. An appropriate initial response can help keep the indirect economic impact of the fraud (such as the impact on your stock price, penalties imposed by regulatory authorities, and damage to your corporate credibility and social reputation) from greatly exceeding the direct financial burden.

Our forensic services team has extensive experience in helping clients through disruptive events both inside and outside Japan. We provide support tailored to the details and context of each individual case, including support for clarifying the facts and formulating subsequent remedial and preventive measures.

Our fraud investigation services include

  • accounting fraud investigations,
  • product quality and data falsification investigations,
  • asset misappropriation and breach of trust investigations,
  • bribery and corruption investigations and
  • fraud risk management.

Our team

Akiko Hirao

Director, PwC Advisory LLC

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Takuei Maruyama

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, PwC Business Assurance LLC

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Ryusuke Nara

Director, PwC Advisory LLC

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Mihoko Nasu

Partner, PwC Advisory LLC

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Shunsuke Ueno

Director, PwC Advisory LLC

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