Fraud and Forensic
Today all organizations are subject to fraud risks. Large frauds have led to the downfall of entire organizations, massive investment losses, significant legal costs, incarceration of key individuals, and erosion of confidence in capital markets, Consequently as part of an organization’s governance structure, a fraud risk management program should be in place, including a written policy to convey the expectations of the board of directors and senior management regarding managing fraud risk.
Knowing present corporate focus and need for improved fraud risk governance & management, we’re pleased to launch our Fraud Risk Consulting services in addition to our existing bouquet of Risk advisory, Consulting, Training & Human Capital Services.
Fraud Risk Management has assumed greater focus in today's risk management initiatives.As the economic turbulence tests the financial systems, more and more credit defaults are taking place. In addition to credit defaults, there is a greater tendency to undertake internal frauds by experienced employees who want to take advantage of absence of controls or inefficient internal controls.
Fraud Risk Advisory Services
Fraud Risk Gap Analysis
We help companies to perform a gap analysis and undertake a comprehensive fraud risk assessment.
Fraud Risk Management Policy
We then help to document effective fraud risk management policy, help in implementing some of the quick win aspects of fraud risk management.
Fraud related Due diligence, investigation
If necessary, we pool in fraud experts and ensure that your organisation has fewer fraud events in the future.
We understand the complex and fast changing business environment that companies operate in. Our endeavor thus, is to combine our capabilities – from forensic accounting, risk management and IT forensics, to background checks,
corporate intelligence and litigation support – in order to create an end-to-end solution for your forensic requirements.
How We Can Help
We have helped our varied clients uncover fraud, recover data and assets and manage financial threats. We assist corporate and legal teams in mitigating risks and financial loss by:
detecting and preventing fraud
protecting and recovering assets
discovering hidden or concealed data
providing critical information at right time
providing litigation support
We help protect organisations from financial damage as well as damage to their reputation.
Going beyond the obvious, we apply our knowledge, intuition, critical analysis and forensic based market knowledge to provide an accurate picture, enabling you to implement corrective actions. Our forensic accountants delve deep into the facts to provide an independent, thorough, and insightful report of the situation.
We Have Expertise in:
- Fraud Investigation
- Fraud Risk Management
- Background Check
- Litigation Support
- Vendor monitoring and Code of conduct
- Corporate Intelligence
- IT Forensic Services
- Brand Protection Services
- Fraud Awareness Workshops
When corporations suspect fraudulent financial reporting or misappropriation of assets, our investigation determines the existence, nature and extent of the fraud. We also work with clients to identify the perpetrator and, where possible, recover the loss. Where efforts have been made to conceal evidence, members of our forensic investigations team recover and process the data evidence using sophisticated accounting and investigations methodologies. Using our forensic experience and knowledge of an organization’s particular circumstances, we can help interpret the results and discern whether the
findings represent indicators of fraudulent or unauthorized activity.
Fraud Risk Management
The Fraud Risk Management services identify where the organization is vulnerable to fraud and how to plug the gaps. The practice is a great value addition for the management of the organization as it can identify the internal
control deficiencies from the fraud risk point of view and can evolve a comprehensive strategy for mitigating those risks. Depending on the management’s requirements we undertake detailed risk profiling of a single department, a
process or of the company as a whole.
Our Background verification services helps organizations in conducting background checks of prospective employees, vendors, dealers, customers etc. We provide a complete range of background verification services in a flexible, timely and cost effective manner. Our key services include:
Past Record Verification;
Litigation Support Services facilitate clients in dealing with arbitration cases, involving business interruption claims, intellectual property disputes and joint venture partnership disputes among other areas.
Key elements of our approach include:
- discuss the issues in detail and agree upon the methodology with the legal team;
- undertake detailed background research and identify relevant evidence;
- detailed analysis of data collected, and preparation of accounting/financial data relevant to the case on hand;
- presentation of opinion, findings and evidence in support of the same in a clear and concise report;
- Assist in settlements/negotiations and provide expert evidence at trial or other proceedings.
Vendor monitoring and Code of conduct
Organizations often operate with vendors in unfamiliar territories or with little knowledge of the background, reputation or ability to conduct business of their potential business partners. Their vendor might have further outsourced the task and that party might be involved in malpractice. These issues cause the companies severe monetary loss as well as damage their reputation. Our team conducts due diligence for corporates to identify risks and take further
Organizations often suffer losses because they associate themselves with risky organizations/ business associates causing them huge financial and non financial damage. Many a time the track record and reputation may have been overlooked
while focusing only on the potential financial gains.
Our expertise in dealing with such cases and our access to a wide range of information sources allows us to obtain records and information on companies and individuals. We uncover issues and information that may cause potential reputation or financial damage to organizations, directors and shareholders. Our focus is to help organization in understanding who they are dealing with, by gathering the background information required to achieve this. We uncover potential business problems and collect vital information which puts organizations in a better position to make informed decisions.
IT Forensic Services
The requirement for forensic investigation of computers, network servers, mobile phones, PDA’s, portable storage media, GPS units, digital cameras and the internet are growing every day. The most common causes for the need for IT
forensic investigations are:
- Data Theft
- Information Leak
- Fraud using technology
- Email/Internet abuse
Our IT Forensic Services provides investigation, data recovery and IT evidence gathering by employing sophisticated state-of-the-art technology and skilled resources. Our IT Forensic Services also provides data security and protection services wherein we assess potential threat to organizations’ information system.
Brand Protection Services
Nothing is more valuable than a company's reputation and brand. In fact, losing either could be fatal to an organization's existence. Making amends can lead to severe monetary losses. One sure way for that to happen is for a competitor or
any other company to use your intellectual property in a detrimental way. Protecting your intellectual property is difficult for the company and needs specialized services. Our Brand Protection Services specializes in providing you with market information, investigations and legal support in your continuous
endeavor to protect your brand.