Forensic Accounting

Forensic accounting can be defined as the science of gathering and presenting financial information in a form that is acceptable by a court in a dispute matter. As Forensic Accountants, we utilize accounting, auditing and investigative skills when conducting an investigation. Equally critical is our ability to respond immediately and to communicate financial information clearly and concisely in a courtroom setting. Martinet Recchia, Inc.’s forensic accountants are trained to look beyond the numbers and deal with the business reality of the situation.

The Forensic Accountant’s Role

A Forensic Accountant is often retained to analyze, interpret, summarize and present complex financial and business-related issues in a manner, which is both understandable and properly supported.

A Forensic Accountant is often involved in the following:

  • Investigating and analyzing financial evidence
  • Developing computerized applications to assist in the analysis and presentation of financial evidence
  • Communicating their findings in the form of reports, exhibits and collections of documents
  • Assisting in legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence

In order to properly perform these services a Forensic Accountant must be familiar with legal concepts and procedures. In addition, a Forensic Accountant must be able to identify substance over form when dealing with an issue.

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