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Fraud, conflicts of interest, code-of-conduct violations and regulatory non-compliance are unfortunate business realities, with severe impacts. We help our clients to act quickly and confidently in a crisis, investigation or dispute. We use our network, deep industry experience and advanced analytical technology to understand and resolve issues. We deliver the proactive advice that clients need to reduce the risk of problems.

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As corporate and personal finances get stretched, people may be more tempted to commit fraud to benefit themselves or to falsify financial results. Evidence suggests that the average organisation may be losing the equivalent of 5% of its annual turnover to fraud, so it is essential that businesses react rapidly and appropriately to any suspicion of fraud or misconduct.

Our Deloitte forensic team has experience in all types of forensic investigations and in helping organisations manage and reduce the risks of fraud.

Our team provides the full range of forensic services, including:

Financial Crime Advisory & Analytics

The pressure to tackle Financial Crime has never been greater. Deloitte is at the forefront of the fight against Financial Crime and has assisted many of the world’s leading financial institutions in developing, implementing and remediating all aspects of Financial Crime Risk Management programs, as well as investigating financial crimes.

Using our advanced analytics capability and deep technical experience, we help clients quickly and efficiently address their issues. We deploy sophisticated analytics approaches to gain a deeper and more complete understanding of what has occurred and how similar problems can be prevented. We also work proactively to detect inefficiencies and anomalies in systems - targeting cost recovery and identifying potential issues before they happen.

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Corporate Intelligence Services

Our Corporate Intelligence Services leverages our highly trained investigators with extensive commercial and public sector experience in conducting in-depth investigations in the context of due diligence, fraud, asset searches, litigation support and other matters. We assist clients in identifying and addressing potential risks to help avoid costly mistakes, regulatory sanctions and reputational damage.

Investigations

Deloitte helps our clients act quickly and confidently in the face of regulatory concerns and actions, or sensitive internal investigations into fraud, corruption and misconduct. Our global network allows us to combine an understanding of local business cultures and regulatory issues to find a path to a successful resolution, and leave the client better-prepared to protect their assets and reputation.

Disputes & Litigation

In a complex business dispute, Deloitte works with organisations and their legal advisers in judicial and alternative dispute resolution forums, across a range of jurisdictions. Drawing on our deep expert witness, financial analysis, damage quantification, and discovery capabilities, we give our clients the insight and understanding they need to strengthen their case, at all stages of a business dispute.

Discovery

Deloitte's global industry and technical experience yields a more intelligent approach to discovery. Our insight into client needs enables us to address current matters in a cost-effective manner that is designed to withstand scrutiny, and establishes a robust and repeatable process for the future.

Covid-19: Insight & Support

COVID19 Action: Routes to reclaiming losses

It can be a daunting task to make sense of the current environment and keep abreast of all the information needed for you to make informed choices. It is essential now that we consider the next steps to ensure that costs and losses are minimised, while also making certain that we have identified all mechanisms to recoup losses through either contractual or insurance routes. 

Routes to reclaiming losses

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Forensic Focus on COVID-19: Conducting investigations remotely

Companies are facing significant operational, financial, and strategic challenges as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) breakout. Lower revenues will likely result in budget modifications, with funding allocated to those parts of the business deemed critical to meet current and near-term operations.

Forensic Focus on COVID-19

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Forensic Focus on COVID-19: Unlocking the power of data

COVID-19 has resulted in significant negative economic and operational consequences for many organizations, as well as personal challenges for individuals to manage during these uncertain times. Many organizations, daily now, are analyzing the impact this crisis is taking on their supply chain, revenues streams, liquidity, and workforce, among a myriad of other impacts. The workforce is also affected by COVID-19. Two elements of the fraud triangle1- pressure and rationalization for organizations, employees, and third parties to perpetrate fraud during a time of crisis-typically rise, and anecdotal information to date informs us this crisis is no different.

Forensic Focus on COVID-19: Insider trading risk in the wake of COVID-19

Recent accusations of "stock dumping" raise questions about whether those made privy to nonpublic material information during times of crisis have placed their personal financial interests ahead of those of the investing public or their companies, potentially violating insider trading laws.

Forensic Focus on COVID-19: Financial statement fraud

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has quickly advanced on a global scale and responses to it continue to rapidly evolve. The financial impact of COVID-19 will likely put enormous pressure on corporations' financial results and present potential challenges for individual employees. This pressure may increase the temptation for individuals to engage in improper acts in order to address their immediate financial needs or resort to financial statement manipulation to meet stakeholder expectations.

Forensic Focus on COVID-19: Valuing business insurance claims

To address the financial impact of COVID-19, organizations are taking initial steps to recover losses, including standing up loss accounting centers; implementing tools to aggregate, analyze, and monitor business impacts; and developing relief recovery strategies. At this point, those pursuing or expecting insurance reimbursements and other potential sources of funding, such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act or government agency programs, should be preparing wellsupported impact assessments as well as claims and relief recovery substantiation.

Insights

The connected defense: Elevating the fight against financial crime

Using 4IR technologies to prevent and detect the growing ecosystem of financial crime. Our collective connectivity increases the digital attack surface for cyber—both at home and at the workplace. But the same technologies that have given rise to a digital criminal ecosystem can be turned on their head to help combat financial crimes.

Deloitte Bribery & Corruption Survey 2019

Bribery and corruption is a multi-dimensional issue, where incidents can undermine an organisation’s reputation, culture, regulatory standing and profitability. Beyond organisational borders, this force damages people, communities, economies and countries.

Financial Crime ....is that fraud?

There is no single definition of financial crime in Irish law. Money laundering, bribery and corruption, cybercrime, handling the proceeds of crime, financial markets abuse, and accounting and tax fraud are all considered financial crimes. The list is endless and constantly changing.

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How to spot possible fraud

Throughout the numerous fraud investigations we have carried out, we have identified a list of common themes or ‘red flags’. Any one of these could indicate that a possible fraud is taking place. Being alert to red flags and responding appropriately can assist you to detect fraud earlier and in some cases prevent fraud occurring altogether.

The Evolution of Forensic Investigations - A Series

An analytics driven approach to fighting fraud

Forensic analytics is a critical capability in the future of investigations. Our five-part series explores analytics-driven fraud fighting approach, the need for available and accurate data, technologies required to extract data and realise its value, and continuous monitoring of transactions and activities, a process that produces invaluable results.

Open Banking, Open Risk?

There is growing consensus that the current global framework for fighting financial crime is not as effective as it could be, and that more needs to be done at the international, regional and national levels to help identify and stem the flow of illicit finance – an activity which supports some of the worst problems confronting society today, including terrorism, sexual exploitation, modern slavery, wildlife poaching and drug smuggling.

Technology and Fraud

In the past 10 years we have seen increasing levels of sophistication in fraud schemes and a significant rise in the number of cyber-criminal groups and organisations targeting both companies and individuals with such schemes.

Traditional fraud, focussed on monetary assets, continues to exist but the exponential growth in the amount of data held by companies, facilitated and created by technology, is now a target for fraudsters. On the dark web, private health data typically sells for 10 times more than other personal data.

Solutions

dTrax

Harnessing the power of Analytics and AI for contract management

dTrax is an end-to-end Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution that improves contracting efficiency, visibility and compliance through advanced analytics. Using extracted contract-related data and integrating it with business data, dTrax provides standardised templates, first draft automation and management of full negotiation and workflow with streamlining the contract management process with all executed contracts in one place.

Deloitte Beacon

Financial Crime & Risk Compliance Solution

Deloitte Beacon, our cloud-based financial crime risk and compliance solution acquires critical information to address gaps between principles and practice in an organisation’s compliance programme.

From compliance risks ratings to controls effectiveness, and other key performance indicators, Deloitte Beacon enables organisations to have an aerial view of their threats and risks while operating in a global market place.

Deloitte Halo

Deloitte Halo is our digital whistleblowing solution. It equips your organisation with secure and confidential reporting channels that help you strengthen governance and internal controls.

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Deirdre Carwood

Deirdre Carwood

Forensic Partner

Deirdre is a senior forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience in developing and leading financial crime solutions in the areas of investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, KYC, fraud risk ... More