Increased regulation and a greater focus on compliance are the key factors behind a rise in investigations into areas such as fraud, anti-bribery and corruption and other financial crime. Disputes and investigations require discretion and expertise as organisations seek to limit reputational and financial damage.
We pride ourselves on our ability to undertake in-depth investigations, remaining sensitive to businesses’ concerns around reputation, confidentiality, and minimising disruption. For accounting investigations, our qualified accountants and fraud experts have extensive experience with fraud, regulatory investigations, tax investigations and corruption cases, including those under the US FCPA or UK Bribery Act.
Once problems are identified, we involve specialists who can solve problems such as quantifying and recovering loss, deterrence and prevention of future similar problems. We can also offer training to in-house teams and assist with other proactive work such as risk profiling, evaluation of internal controls, fraud awareness courses and crime surveys. We have extensive experience in the specialised discipline of continuous integrity monitoring.
Mazars’ forensic technology team has cutting-edge data analytics tools and algorithms at its disposal to provide data mining and forensic analysis services in connection with complex investigations and dispute resolution assignments. Data from multiple sources, including mobile phone data and 'deleted' data, can be centrally stored on our premises in a forensically sound image that facilitates quick identification of problematic transactions and stands up in court. Password recovery and data decryption are available as specialist services that may provide vital additional evidence.
Our Partner-led team combines qualified accountants and fraud examiners with computer forensics, allowing us to execute detailed investigative procedures and provide a bespoke, technology-driven service to our client.
We have extensive experience in presenting complex financial information and other evidence in a manner that can be easily understood and focus on presenting the facts. Our qualified accountants and fraud examiners are objective, proactive and have the commercial acumen to help with:
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) investigations
- Employee/fraud and misconduct investigations
- Regulatory and Compliance investigations
- Fraud and ABC Risk Assessments
An investigation of bribery and corruption under the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act requires swift and thorough action from seasoned experts. Data collection and analysis must be conducted effectively with minimum disruption, enabling the company to continue operating and to prevent any financial or reputational risks.
The risk of fraud is a problem that all organisations must take seriously. We are regularly instructed by clients to provide fraud awareness training and risk assessments. We offer a full range of bespoke fraud and anti-bribery training that we tailor to fit our clients’ specific needs.
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