Herbein has extensive litigation support, investigative accounting, and expert testimony experience. Our team delivers the necessary forensic accounting expertise, combined with the ability to convey complex financial issues, in a clear, concise manner to litigants, counsel, judges, and juries.
Each forensic engagement is unique. During our initial meeting, we will determine the nature and scope of work and define the extent of the procedures to be performed.
Forensic Accounting Engagement Phases
- Planning – The planning stage involves fact finding, conflict of interest identification, determination of engagement scope, and proposal of fee arrangements.
- Investigation – The investigative stage involves obtaining and evaluating financial records, understanding, and working in the legal environment, identification, and evaluation of fraud exposures, obtaining, and inspecting relevant documents, planning, and conducting interviews, and evaluation of evidence.
- Reporting & Wrap-up – The reporting and wrap-up stage includes the preparation of the investigative findings in an appropriate form of reporting, face to face communication of the findings with the client and their attorney, preparation of and for expert testimony as circumstances may warrant.