Assessing External and Internal Risk
Most businesses are aware of the potential for fraud within their own organization. Few are aware of the risk they face from outside. In a few clicks of a mouse, massive amounts of money can be transferred around the world. We help our clients analyze both the potential internal risks, but can also help you thoroughly vet your business partners, vendors, and other parties that you come into contact with.
Proactive Detection and Prevention
One of the most important tasks we engage in is proactive fraud detection and prevention. This involves us coming in, reviewing your operating procedures, and identifying areas where you are susceptible to fraud. In order to accomplish this, we try to see how your business operates from the inside out. We utilize a high-touch, personalized approach to understanding how your business operates.
The next step is to develop a platform to help you prevent risk. We do not offer our clients one-size-fits-all solutions. We work with you closely to understand your unique business objectives, your strategies, and your limitations. We then develop policies and procedures that help you prevent fraud without limiting your ability to be competitive in the marketplace. Lastly, we know that change is often difficult, so we work with our clients to ensure that their fraud detection strategy is fully implemented and can help you make any adjustments you may need.
We also work with clients who suspect that fraud may be happening somewhere in their organization. Working with a team of industry-leading forensic accountants, attorneys, and other professionals, we can quietly review your books and records to identify any irregularities, and then trace where the fraud may be occurring. Our process is focused on three main objectives:
- To conclusively identify the nature of the fraud and who is behind it;
- To stop the fraud and recover any lost assets, to the extent possible;
- To assess whether the fraud must be disclosed to regulators or other stakeholders and minimize any resulting damage.
Of these three, the third is the one that requires deep experience and knowledge of the potential fallout you face.