Our forensic accounting team of KJG can undertake forensic investigations for all purposes. In the past we have undertaken such investigations for divorce or marriage disputes where one party needs to determine the assets of the other party so they can determine entitlement in a financial settlement. Commercial disputes where a business needs to understand the level of damage to the business following actions by a director, employee, competitor or another business. Fraud Investigations where a business needs to determine if there has been a fraudulent act and, if so, assess the impact of that fraud. Very often such investigations can be painful. Our experienced forensic accounting team will make it as painless as they can by guiding you through.
If you are being prosecuted for fraud or white collar crime, it is essential that you, your solicitor and barrister, and ultimately the judge and jury understand the accounting evidence. Our forensic accounting team at KJG has more than 15 years experience of providing forensic accounting as part of the criminal defence for cases including, VAT fraud, theft by employees, false accounting and wrongful trading. In addition, numerous reports have been prepared in connection with asset confiscation matters brought under POCA.
Our team will look at whether:
Where there has been a sudden and significant loss of profit, KJG will look for the reason. Such a loss may have been caused by:
Our forensic accounting team will be able to assess and interrogate the financial information which will enable you to identify what has caused the loss, and develop a strategy for how you are going to rectify it.
There can be many reasons for valuing a business, but the reason is mostly a sale or merger of the business, a shareholder dispute or a matrimonial dispute. It is difficult to value a business or shares in a private company because the value is determined by the future prospects of the business, something no one can predict with guaranteed accuracy.
We have significant experience of valuing businesses, and this experience allows us to make sound valuations based on previous performance, market changes, and a number of reasonable assumptions.