Accounting Fraud Investigations
BRG Capital Markets (CM) experts have extensive experience investigating, analyzing, and reporting on allegations of fraudulent financial reporting. The group’s experience with financial reporting primarily comes from the following roles and activities: serving as chief financial officer of an insurance company; performing financial statement audits while working for public accounting firms; teaching university-level accounting courses; and working as an accounting and disclosure expert at the SEC.
With that foundation, CM experts provide investigative services, other advisory services, and testimony related to U.S. GAAP, U.S. GAAS, SEC rules and staff accounting bulletins, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and insurance Statutory Accounting Practices (SAP). In addition, a CM expert authored Financial Reporting Fraud: A Practical Guide to Detection and Internal Control, a book peer-reviewed and published by the AICPA.
CM experts specialize in conducting internal investigations of allegations of fraud and misconduct. For instance, the CM group conducted an independent internal investigation on behalf of the National Futures Association (NFA) regarding the NFA’s audit failures to uncover Russell Wasendorf, Sr.’s multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. BRG’s Report of Investigation and the Recommendations Report are publicly available at http://www.nfa.futures.org/news/BRG-report.html.