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Forensic Accounting

Our forensic accounting experts have significant experience working with special committees, outside counsel, and compliance departments investigating allegations of bribery and corruption.

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Overview

Our forensic accounting experts have significant experience working with special committees, outside counsel, and compliance departments investigating allegations of bribery and corruption. These matters include reactive engagements pursuant to a government subpoena, proactive compliance reviews, and pre- and post-acquisition due diligence analysis of anti-corruption risk. We have expertise in the application of forensic tools used to identify anomalous transactions and high-risk relationships, allowing us to efficiently uncover prohibited behaviors designed to “hide in plain sight.”

What We Do

Anti-Corruption and Compliance

Our forensic experts have significant experience working with special committees, outside counsel, and compliance departments investigating allegations of bribery and corruption. These matters include reactive engagements pursuant to a government subpoena, proactive compliance reviews, and pre- and post-acquisition due diligence analysis of anti-corruption risk. We have expertise in the application of forensic tools used to identify anomalous transactions and high-risk relationships, allowing us to efficiently uncover prohibited behaviors designed to “hide in plain sight.” 

Investigations

Our deep technical and industry expertise coupled with our ability to conduct efficient and highly productive investigations allows us to quickly deploy appropriate resources in a scalable and cost-effective manner. We help clients to both find answers to complex issues and communicate that information to board members, outside auditors, and government agencies.

Expert Witness Testimony

BRG experts translate complex analyses into simple, effective exhibits and clear testimony. We work with clients and counsel to assess the relevant issues and develop sophisticated yet understandable analyses. Wherever possible, we attempt to leverage client resources to develop relevant, reasoned, and well-supported opinions in a cost-effective manner.

Restatements

BRG experts can advise on the development of a project plan that includes quantitative and qualitative analyses, assessment of the potential error, determination if fraudulent behavior is involved, assessment of impacts on internal controls over financial reporting, need for public disclosure in regulatory filings, preservation of written and electronic evidence, and escalating the issue to the audit committee.

We provide guidance to companies and boards in the evaluation of whether technical accounting issues have been properly addressed in public financial statements. Our professionals have led numerous investigations dealing with issues such as revenue recognition, adequacy of reserves, and stock‐based employee compensation expense.

Accounting Malpractice Litigation Defense

BRG experts work with legal counsel to evaluate accounting and auditing issues to assess whether judgments made appear reasonable under the facts and circumstances, and to identify potential defense strategies. As accounting becomes more principles based, second guessing management and auditor judgment, board-of-director oversight, or both will likely increase along with increased litigation. BRG experts have considerable experience defending such actions.

White Collar

The high‐stakes nature of white collar projects demands experts who can unravel complex accounting issues and uncover misappropriated assets, and who have a proven track record of explaining these matters in a way the trier of fact can understand. Our professionals have been involved in numerous matters involving criminal prosecutions and SEC actions against executives, as well as derivative and securities class actions. 

Who We Are

BRG's multidisciplinary team of professionals includes Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, experts who are Certified in Financial Forensics, valuation experts, statisticians, former Big Four partners, law enforcement officials, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials with deep experience conducting independent investigations of alleged accounting and financial reporting fraud, misappropriation of assets, or payment of bribes.

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