When Do You Need A Forensic Accountant?

Fingerprints Forensic Accounting provides an accounting analysis that is suitable to the court which will form a basis for discussion, debate and ultimately dispute resolution. Forensic Accountants are trained to look beyond the numbers and deal with the reality of the situation. There are a number of areas that a forensic accountant can provide expertise:
  • Marital separation and divorce
  • Maintenance renegotiation
  • Loss of earnings and personal injury claims
  • Breach of contract, consequential loss and commercial litigation
  • Company Valuations / Due Diligence
  • Shareholder/partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Government enquiries
  • Regulation
  • Fraud and white collar crime
  • Insurance claims
  • Financial investigations
  • Anti-competition
  • Rent disputes
It is recommended that as soon as it is recognised that there may be a need for a Forensic Accountant, an expert in the area should be retained. Early involvement of a Forensic Accountant to examine the financial and business aspects of disputes often leads to speedy and cost efficient resolutions.

What Do Forensic Accountants Do

Our analysis draws upon both our accounting and commercial experience in the assessment of facts. We provide expert input and support at the pre-trial, trial and settlement stages of disputes, including:
  • Detailed pre-trial investigation
  • Advice on technical accounting, taxation and business matters
  • Critiquing of other experts’ testimony
  • Assistance with Discovery
  • Analysis of financial evidence
  • Giving evidence as an expert witness
  • Evaluation of taxation and business implications of settlements

What questions do you have?

We are happy to help. Please post your comment below or call Lisa Byrne, Audit Manager at Cooney Carey, on 01 677 9000. Alternatively, send her an email: lbyrne@cooneycarey.ie 

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