Forensic Accounting & Financial Investigations
When accounting policies and practices are subjected to scrutiny by regulators, law enforcement officials or business counterparties, companies require the support of independent forensic accounting and financial investigation experts. FTI Consulting assists corporate boards, audit committees and legal counsel with rapid response capabilities to the typical triggers of accounting and financial reporting investigations. Our experience is hands-on; our approach is cost-effective and phased. We understand the importance of reacting rapidly and confidentially to an accounting crisis and appreciate the need to respond to allegations of improper or illegal activity, safeguard a company’s assets and reputation, arrive at a resolution with minimum disruption to business, and prevent recurrences through the design and implementation of effective controls.
When an organization is in the throes of a financial investigation, the stakes are high: day- to-day operations are interrupted, stock price and market capitalization may plummet, and shareholder and employee confidence erode. Time is of the essence. FTI Consulting understands that every organization is unique, yet our experience enables us to quickly discover and explore patterns in a situation that mirrors those we have faced in the past. We are a powerful, objective and independent resource that can help bring successful resolution to complex accounting and financial issues that bear enormous consequences for a company’s future.
Our professionals are among the industry’s top practitioners and include: former “Big Four” audit firm partners; former prosecutors, law enforcement officials and regulators from agencies such as the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance and Division of Enforcement as well as professionals that have served with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Our multidisciplinary team is an industry leader, providing unparalleled insight and expertise.