Accounting Investigations

In today’s challenging economic climate, investor confidence and trust has clearly suffered. At the same time, there is increasing pressure to deliver financial results in line with expectations. Both these factors have contributed to greater scrutiny and challenge of companies’ financial statements by investors, regulators and other stakeholders, alongside an increased focus on auditors and their responsibilities.

Unexpected financial results, financial misstatement, missing assets and suspected fraud are all common triggers for accounting investigations which require going beyond the financial statements to establish the facts.

At Deloitte, our team of forensic accounting investigation experts bring to bear an outstanding depth of experience in dealing with increasingly complex accounting matters across all sectors and industries.

Whether we’re investigating accounting “black hole” irregularities, asset impairments, complicated accounting schemes, discrepancies in the results of a subsidiary or concerns from an investor as to how an investment has performed, we will apply our exceptional knowledge and skills to each individual case.

Not only can we investigate intricate accounting issues, but we can also advise clients on professional negligence claims, commercial disputes and other litigation related to accounting issues. We are highly practised at developing and implementing enhancements to internal accounting policies and procedures, as well as the associated internal controls, so as to reduce the risk of future errors or irregularities.

Key contact

Peter Maher

Peter Maher


Peter specialises in consulting and investigation services related to the issues of fraud and corruption. He has led investigations in the context of regulatory and enforcement actions, as well as for... More