Forensic and Investigative Accounting
In recent years, words and terms like fraud, theft, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes and others have entered our general lexicon. As a result, businesses and their attorneys have turned to M. J. Renick & Associates to assist them in these matters. Over the years, our team of forensic accountants consisting of CFEs and CFFs, has investigated potential fraud, helped recover misappropriated assets, reconstructed books and records as well as provided expert testimony.
At M. J. Renick & Associates we utilize, where appropriate, a phased approach to our forensic investigations. This approach, which has been developed by our principal, Jake Renick, manages the investigation efficiently because it controls the engagement with decision points throughout the process. A phased engagement is a step-by-step methodology that manages time and fees, and yields conclusions based upon parameters defined by the client (often an attorney) and the forensic accountant.
As a result of our knowledge, experience and investigative and forensic skills, we have been called upon in numerous situations by potential and current investors and lenders to assess an entity’s long-term viability, conformity with various investment and loan covenants and agreements, as well as for financial and operational due diligence.
Our forensic and investigative services include the following:
- Forensic accounting
- Fraud investigations
- Shareholder/Partnership disputes
- Financial and operational due diligence
- Fee examinations
- Litigation support
- Expert testimony