Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Services
As a business owner, you want to ensure that your business financials are handled properly, but there are situations where fraud can occur within your company and it may not be obvious to you. Fraud examination services are typically called for when fraud has taken place, but of course it’s best for your business if you can have practices in place to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.
Forensic accounting services typically fall into one of the following categories:
- Fraud examination related to asset misappropriation, employee theft or financial statement manipulation.
- Economic damage calculations, whether suffered through fraud, tort or breach of contract.
- Post-acquisition disputes such as breach of warranty or earnouts.
- Issues of bankruptcy, insolvency, or business reorganization.
- Securities fraud.
- Business valuation.
Fraud examination engagements related to criminal matters often arise in the aftermath of fraud and frequently involve not only the evaluation of damages suffered, but the assessment of accounting systems and internal controls to prevent fraud in the future.
At Curnow & Curnow, we work with your organization to proactively improve internal controls and identify potential weak spots in your policies and procedures. Ideally, it’s best to discourage fraudulent activity before it takes place, but when impropriety is suspected, our forensic accounting services can help you quantify damages.
Call Curnow & Curnow, PLLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants today at (360) 676-6655 to know more about our fraud examination and forensic accounting services. We have the expertise you need and the vision to help your business stay profitable.
What to Look for When You Need Forensic Accounting Services
Forensic accounting services are applied to serve a wide variety of litigation support and investigative needs.
Here’s what to look for when you need fraud examination and forensic accounting services:
- Experience counts – unlike many other professional fields, this is one where you want a forensic accountant with significant experience supporting attorneys and testifying in a court of law.
- Education counts – specialized credentials exist which exhibit expertise beyond that of a normal CPA. Two prominent credentials include the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA).
- Reputation counts – one of the most effective ways to verify the professionalism of a forensic accounting firm is by their reputation.
Conducting an Accurate Fraud Examination
At Curnow & Curnow, our expert team of CPAs is well educated, experienced, and highly detail-oriented. If there’s a fiscal issue in your business, we’ll find it and help you design processes to prevent it from happening again.
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