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Our national team of independent forensic experts provides dispute solutions, forensic technology, analytic insights and financial crime services.

Our current seminar program is detailed in full below, choose from a range of topics including:

We also offer a wide range of insight sessions through our Deloitte network including:

  • Business chemistry
  • Crisis simulations
  • Cyber-hacks as a service
  • Mock courts
  • Risk culture and more. 

Financial Statement Series

Session 1: Understanding Financial Statements

This session provides participants with an overview of the fundamental accounting principles that form the basis of the preparation of financial reports.  Participants will learn about the key components and formats of financial reports.  The session also provides participants with an opportunity to practice their financial analysis skills through a review of the financial statements of actual companies.

Session 2: Financial Statement Error and Manipulation

This session explores the motivation for financial statement manipulation and through the use of case studies the common areas that are susceptible to potential manipulation. This presentation will better equip you, as lawyers, to understand, interpret and critique the information contained in financial statements.

This session assumes that participants has a basic understanding of accounting concepts and financial statements (for example, having attended Session 1 in this series)

Session 3: Complex and topical accounting issues

The content of this session is tailored for your particular needs.  However, may cover such material as:

  • Accounting for financial instruments
  • Accounting for business combinations, including join ventures
  • Adjusting Events: Prior period errors and post balance sheet events
  • Advanced revenue recognition techniques.

Financial Statement Fraud and Error, and the role of the Auditor

In this presentation we examine, through the use of worked examples, common financial accounting issues that arise in the context of fraud, corporate collapses and error.  This presentation will better equip you, as lawyers, to understand, interpret and critique the information contained in financial statements.

In addition, we consider how audit committees, the audit profession and regulatory bodies are responding to these issues and others created by the current economic environment. This presentation will be delivered by accounting and auditing experts from the Deloitte Forensic and Deloitte Audit teams.

This session assumes that participants has a basic understanding of accounting concepts and financial statements (for example, having attended Session 1 in this series)

Business and share valuation concepts in contentious matters

This session provides participants with an overview of some key valuation concepts and methodologies used in contentious matters. This session deals with the concept of value, an overview of valuation techniques, key considerations and areas of subjectivity. The presentation also highlights common areas of manipulation.

Conducting effective financial investigations

This session provides participants with an overview of the common types of workplace misconduct, including the risks associated with them and their potential cost. Participants are then taken through an indicative investigation, including planning; the scope and reporting. This session also includes how forensic technology is used to assist with investigations.

Loss of profit calculation case studies

This session provides participants with an overview of the methodology for quantifying a ‘loss of profit’ claim and then builds upon that theoretical knowledge through the discussion of case studies. This session will provide participants an insight into the issues that are considered within a loss of profit calculation, the documents that are required and some of the nuances that arise.

Sale and purchase agreement disputes

This session examines common financial disputes that arise in the context of sale and purchase transactions. Participants will be provided with an overview of the following:

  • Sale and purchase agreements (SPAs)
  • Completion accounts mechanism
  • Basis of preparation - hierarchy of accounting principles
  • Common causes of SPA disputes, including earn-out arrangements.

Forensic technology – electronic discovery

This session provides participants with an overview of the current and future states of electronic discovery. Participants are guided through the end to end process for electronic discovery beginning with data identification and collection, touching on aspects of data processing and culminating in document review and litigation discovery productions.

Forensic technology – computer forensic

This session provides participants with an overview of core forensic principles and methodologies and how they relate to electronic evidence. Participants are taken through a variety of electronic data sources and provided with an insight into the types of information that can be obtained from these different sources. Emphasis is placed on specific device type limitations such that an awareness of best practice preservation techniques is understood and can be adhered to.

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Neil Gray

Neil Gray

Partner, Risk Advisory

Neil is a Forensic Partner of Deloitte Australia who specialises in the provision of forensic accounting, expert witness and investigation services in the context of commercial disputes and Class Acti... More