Fraud & Forensics

Executive misconduct, whistleblower allegations, fraud, embezzlement and abuse. These misfortunes can shake an organization to its core and companies seldom have a plan in place for dealing with the aftermath. The Fraud & Forensics Services Group at Cherry Bekaert guides you through the investigative process with the specific goal of quickly restoring and protecting stakeholder values.

Our Fraud & Forensics Group is comprised of highly‐experienced professionals with multiple certifications in public accounting (CPA), fraud examinations (CFE), financial forensics (CFF), private investigations (PI), information technology (CITP) and information systems auditing (CISA). Working with you and legal counsel, if necessary, we develop and prioritize investigative objectives, rapidly implement a plan of investigation and securing critical evidence, all within the first 24‐48 hours that fraud is detected.

Working with risk managers and insurance companies, we ensure that the maximum recovery is obtained under existing insurance policies. In addition, together with the use of our private investigators and other specialists, we can perform an extensive search to recover any hidden assets.

Part of our investigative efforts includes the task of remediation by ensuring that risks of fraud recurring are minimized, and trust and confidence is restored. We recommend policies and internal controls to restore best practices in corporate governance. To help you prevent or deter fraud, we can conduct a proactive Fraud Risk Assessment and implement an Anti‐Fraud Prevention Program.

Cherry Bekaert’s expertise in fraud investigations, forensic financial accounting, coupled with use of the latest eDiscovery, computer forensics and social media tools and our specialists in governmental, manufacturing distribution, construction and other industry sectors enables us to provide you with a highly effective approach to investigations, asset recovery and remediation.