The focus of investigative or forensic accounting is the detection, prevention and investigation of commercial irregularity and fraud and support for its resolution, through litigation or alternative means. Whatever the size or complexity of the matter, we aim to uncover fraud and irregularity, identify perpetrators and modus operandi, limit losses, prevent recurrence and assist with recoveries.
Our team of forensic accountants are specially trained in investigative techniques to identify irregular transactions and relationships not ordinarily discovered in the course of an audit and our work is supported by specialized forensic technology.
Commercial & fraud investigations
We investigate actions to the detriment of shareholders, conflicts of interest of management and employees, theft of funds and assets, tunneling of assets and capital, procurement fraud and contractual misrepresentations. Supported by our in-house data mining tools to sift through large client databases and specialized forensic technology to image and interrogate computers and peripherals for electronic documents such as emails and deleted files.
We use the latest forensic techniques and specialized information technology to identify suspicious trends and patterns in large quantities of data. This focuses subsequent investigation, fraud prevention programs and yields recommendations for clients' control environments. Fraud detection tools can be built into existing systems for ongoing benefit.
Anticorruption and Fraud risk management and AML/CTF services
We perform anticorruption and fraud risk assessments, advise on best practice for corruption and fraud risk management and the implementation of fraud/corruption detection and fraud/corruption prevention measures. We provide advice and remediation regarding Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.
We trace misappropriated assets and help our clients with recoveries. We draw upon the global resources of Deloitte where assets have been moved offshore.
Business intelligence and investigative due diligence
Concentrating on investigations into the background, financial affairs, affiliations and associations of entities and individuals, we obtain strategic background information for our clients on potential and current business partners, customers, investors, competitors and new personnel.
Litigation support - Expert opinions and the quantification of damages
We provide litigation support in criminal and civil cases including the assessment and quantification of damages and the development of financial models. We assist counsel with the development of arguments based on the financial aspects of disputes. We have also been called upon to provide expert reports to rebut allegations and charges of fraud and money laundering.