The Importance Of Forensic Accountants
Forensic accounting Boca Raton is a specialized practice area where accounting, auditing and investigative skills are used to analyze information that can be used in court.
Forensic accountants are often called upon to quantify financial harm in cases of fraud or misappropriation of funds or for matters relating to insurance, injury, trade disputes, divorce and marital disputes, cybercrime, product liability, business valuation, and more.
Experts in forensic accounting have the expertise to quantify the harm and establish the extent of the losses incurred. They work in four core areas of forensic analysis: data collection, data preparation, data analysis and reporting. They perform a variety of tasks, including reviewing business records, analyzing financial statement history, reviewing journal entries, analyzing trends, tracking fund, analysis of electronic data and overall assessment of the situation involved. Experts in forensic accounting may also act as consultants or expert witnesses, and may also collaborate with other experts when required.
Judicial accountants are sometimes given the responsibility of training internal auditors and investigators. Forensic accountants can also help assess the vulnerability of a company or organization to issues such as fraud. In addition, they can help companies implement controls that reduce their risk of being exposed to civil or criminal offenses.