Expert Witness in Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting & Computer Forensics

A Forensic Accountant is often retained to analyze, interpret, summarize and present complex financial and business related issues in a manner which is both understandable and properly supported. Forensic Accountants can be engaged in public practice or employed by insurance companies, banks, police forces, government agencies and other organizations. We provide specialized services in Forensic Accounting and prepare expert reports for the clients at a very reasonable price. We work with certified CGA’s, CMA’s, CA’s, Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and Certified Computer Forensic (CCFE) Specialist that can deliver professional services.

A Forensic Accountant is often involved in the following:

  • Investigating and analyzing financial evidence;
  • Developing computerized applications to assist in the analysis and presentation of financial evidence;
  • Communicating their findings in the form of reports, exhibits and collections of documents; and
  • Assisting in legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence.

In order to properly perform these services a Forensic Accountant must be familiar with legal concepts and procedures.  In addition, a Forensic Accountant must be able to identify substance over form when dealing with an issue.

Computer Forensics

Computer forensics is the specialized practice of investigating computer media for the purpose of discovering and analyzing available, deleted, or “hidden” information that may serve as useful evidence in a legal matter.

Computer forensics can be used to uncover potential evidence in many types of cases including, for example:

  •     Copyright infringement
  •     Industrial espionage
  •     Money laundering
  •     Piracy
  •     Sexual harassment
  •     Theft of intellectual property
  •     Unauthorized access to confidential information
  •     Blackmail
  •     Corruption
  •     Decryption
  •     Destruction of information
  •     Fraud
  •     Illegal duplication of software
  •     Unauthorized use of a computer
  •     Child pornography

Computer forensics combines specialized techniques with the use of sophisticated software to view and analyze information that cannot be accessed by the ordinary user. This information may have been “deleted” by the user months or even years prior to the investigation, or may never have been saved to begin with – but it may still exist in whole or in part on the computer’s drive.

It is always in the best interest of the attorney, the client, and the matter to locate a forensics specialist who can assist in all stages of building a case, including:

  • Ascertaining whether the computer(s) in question may contain information relevant to the matter.
  • Assisting in preparing and responding to interrogatories.
  • Retrieving and examining information that is accessible only through the use of forensics programs and methods.
  • Developing court reports.
  • Planning and providing expert testimony.