Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support
Our Certified Fraud Examiners combine their accounting, auditing and investigative skills to analyze and interpret business and financial evidence.
The professionals at Armao, Costa & Ricciardi possess an in-depth knowledge of fraud schemes, investigation techniques and the law. We review our clients’ internal control structures and implement methods to help strengthen their systems to guard against the unauthorized diversion of funds. The processes we design provide reasonable assurance to achieve objectives which include effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
In the course of conducting a forensic accounting investigation, we are on the lookout for employee red flags which might include lifestyle and behavioral changes. Among the areas where fraud is most likely to occur are occupational or employee fraud, embezzlement, asset misappropriation, cash receipts fraud and cash disbursements fraud. These are all areas where we have earned a highly regarded reputation for efficiency and insightful analysis.
With an increasing demand for investigative accounting services, we have a longstanding commitment to providing the utmost in professionalism in our approach to this unique and intriguing area of the profession. As we have often stated, “It’s more than just the numbers.”
One of our most sought-after services is the presentation of an original workshop entitled, “The Alarming Increase in Fraud…and What You Can Do to Prevent It!” Through real-life examples and a detailed tutorial, we raise awareness of “The Fraud Triangle”: Pressure, opportunity and rationalization, among other relevant topics.
Our Forensic Accounting services include:
- Commercial bribery
- Computer fraud
- Disability claims
- Embezzlement and misuse of funds
- Implementing effective internal controls to prevent future fraudulent activity
- Internal and board investigations
- Providing expert testimony
- Scrutinizes accounting records in business disputes to detect discrepancies
- Tax violations
- Trust and estate fraud investigations
- White collar crime