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Forensic Accounting and Investigation Services

We offer extensive forensic and investigative services which include:

Investigations

We work with law firms, audit committees and regulatory and enforcement agencies (such as the SEC, DOJ, SFO and FCA) to determine the nature and extent of fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering and explain complex issues in a manner that non-accountants understand.

We have performed a multitude of investigations including: accounting fraud, insider dealing, misappropriation of client funds, employee fraud, boiler room fraud, invoicing fraud, bribery, corruption, and money laundering.

Disputes and litigation support

We work with law firms in court cases, arbitrations and other dispute resolution fora. Chris Osborne, our Head of Forensic Services has been appointed as an expert witness on multiple occasions.

We have worked on dispute cases including: calculation of lost profits, warranty claims, security for costs, partnership, joint venture and shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims, appropriateness of accounting treatment and SPA disputes.

We work closely with FRP Advisory's Corporate Finance team on contentious valuation cases, combining litigation support expertise with a deep knowledge of M&A activity and valuations. See http://www.frpcorporatefinance.com for further details.

Compliance and Risk Advisory

We conduct compliance reviews and draft and review policies and guidelines for ethics and compliance programmes including anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, contracting of third parties, transaction approvals and decision-making processes.

We provide training courses on the mitigation of fraud, bribery and corruption, including to overseas government anti-corruption units.

We have experience of acting in an interim compliance role for a listed company and have worked with regulatory authorities and in-house compliance teams of large corporates and banks to advise on risk related matters.

Due diligence

We provide forensic accounting advice in respect of due diligence assignments, including the identification of bribery and corruption risks, assessment of financial controls and ethics and compliance programmes and the investigation of potentially fraudulent or suspicious transactions.

Asset tracing and recovery

We perform asset tracing exercises in the context of high value divorce cases, fraud, bribery and corruption investigations and insolvency events. On these cases, we work with both external lawyers and FRP’s Contentious Insolvency team.

Regulatory enquiries

We work with regulators and enforcement agencies including the FCA, SEC, DOJ and the SFO to support their financial investigations. We have led or assisted investigations into suspected insider dealing, breaches of listing rules, potential market abuse and price fixing and cartel arrangements.

We also support corporates who are subject to regulatory enquires, including assisting with investigations and responding to information requests.

For more information on any of the above, please contact Chris Osborne, Head of FRP Advisory’s Forensic Services practice (chris.osborne@frpadvisory.com, call direct line 0203 005 4277 or mobile 07983 593259).

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