Fraud & Forensics

White-collar crime, whistleblower allegations, fraud, embezzlement and abuse. These adverse events can shake an organization to its core. Companies seldom have a plan in place for dealing with the aftermath. Get the guidance you need to move forward and beyond these unfortunate situations with the Fraud & Forensics team at Cherry Bekaert. We will focus on the specific goal of quickly restoring and protecting stakeholder values.

Our Fraud & Forensics team includes 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 your legal team, we will develop and prioritize investigative objectives, rapidly implement a plan to identify and secure 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 oftentimes help you recover hidden assets.

Fixing the problem shouldn’t be your only focus. As much as possible, you want to make sure the same thing does not happen again. Part of our investigative efforts includes the task of remediation, which ensures that the risks of the same type of fraud recurring are minimized, and restores trust and confidence. We’ll provide guidance for improving policies and internal controls in line with best practices in corporate governance. To help you prevent or deter fraud, you can also choose to have us conduct a proactive Fraud Risk Assessment and implement an Anti‐Fraud Prevention Program.

When you team up with Cherry Bekaert, you don’t just get expertise in fraud investigations and forensic financial accounting. You’ll have access to the latest eDiscovery, computer forensics and social media tools through our specialists in governmental, manufacturing, distribution, construction and other industry sectors in the Firm. This highly effective approach to investigations, asset recovery and remediation helps you in all the following areas:

  • Asset loss identification & recovery
  • Fraud risk assessment & prevention
  • Employee theft & embezzlement
  • Securities & insurance fraud
  • White-collar crime