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FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

Protect your business thoroughly and with expertise.

Regardless of the situation in which you find yourself faced with actual or anticipated disputes (or potential or ongoing allegations), turning to forensic accounting services is the first step in reducing your vulnerability and minimizing the risk of damage to your reputation, while maintaining a climate of trust and transparency.

At Demers Beaulne, we understand that forensic accounting is more than just numbers. It encompasses an essential combination of professional accounting, financial, legal and investigative skills to support you (in conjunction with your legal advisor where appropriate).

OUR FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Litigation: protect your interests

Unfortunately, commercial disputes happen all the time, but when your reputation or large sums of money are at stake, it’s essential to have the support of forensic accounting experts.

Our team of forensic accountants assesses the complaint, analyzes the financial data and facts, estimates the value of the quantitative and qualitative losses, and provides you with a detailed report on which you or your legal team can base your case.

If required, our forensic accountants can be present at arbitration, mediation or court hearings to testify as expert witnesses, bringing their credibility and reputation to bear on your case.

Litigation contexts

We intervene in a variety of contentious contexts, including:

    • BREACH OF CONTRACT: When contractual agreements are broken, we analyze and quantify the financial and legal consequences;
    • DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN SHAREHOLDERS: We assess the financial impact of disagreements between business partners and, where appropriate, quantify them;
    • DELICTUAL ACTS: We analyze the financial consequences of criminal acts;
    • FAMILY DISPUTES (divorce, inheritance): We help resolve financial issues in complex family disputes;
    • CALCULATION OF INJURY: Other context, quantification of alleged damage.

Investigations: clarify the facts with discernment

Many situations call for accounting and financial investigations, whether to uncover fraud, breach of trust or other misconduct.
Our professionals are recognized for their expertise in gathering and analyzing evidence, and for their ability to shed light on the situation.

Survey intervention contexts

We intervene in various investigation contexts, including:

    • Fraud schemes: We detect and document financial fraud;
    • Tax evasion: We help to shed light on non-compliant tax practices;
    • Conflict of interest: We analyze potential situations of conflict of interest;
    • Corruption: We investigate allegations of corruption within your company;
    • Breach of trust: We identify breaches of trust and their consequences;
    • Manipulation of accounting or financial data: We reveal fraudulent accounting practices;
    • Fraudulent bankruptcies: We investigate suspicious bankruptcies;
    • Money laundering: We identify suspicious transactions and their origin.

At Demers Beaulne, our team of forensic accountants offers you unrivalled expertise in litigation management and financial investigations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an accounting and financial investigation?

This involves carrying out an accounting and financial analysis in the context of legal proceedings. If necessary, the forensic accountant can present this analysis to the court as an expert witness.

Why use a forensic accountant?

The forensic accountant brings credibility and transparency to your case. He is governed by the strict standards of his professional order and his work, which combines skills in accounting, finance, investigation and law, is crucial to understanding and demonstrating an investigative spirit in order to explain and resolve accounting and financial issues in a legal context.

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