Financial investigations

Financial investigations

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Proactive and reactive measures to minimise the impact of fraud

If your organisation is affected by an incident involving fraud or corruption, or if you have any suspicious circumstances that need explaining, an investigation can help to pinpoint the issue and limit the damage. 

We offer deep expertise in managing the most sensitive of issues. We will help you to protect your business.

Fortify your business against financial fraud and corruption

Financial fraud occurs when someone takes money or other assets from you through deception or criminal activity. It can take many forms, including identity theft, investment fraud, making false insurance claims, cooking the books, and unauthorised purchases.

The breadth of integrity-related risks that can manifest, inside or against an organisation, need to be assessed proactively. 

Our experienced investigations team can conduct both reactive and proactive investigations of complex, sensitive matters, nationally and internationally, to achieve successful outcomes for you, and to help you minimise or recover losses.

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An internationally experienced expert team

Our team offers deep experience in conducting complex national and international fraud and corruption investigations.

We investigate:

  • Collusion and kickbacks in procurement and supply chain relationships
  • Accounts payable, theft and/or payroll fraud
  • Intellectual property theft and misappropriation of other confidential information
  • Financial misstatement fraud
  • Post-incident cyber reviews
  • Review of government funding arrangements and grants
  • Regulatory focused investigations
  • Integrity due diligence investigations, in relation to organisations and individuals.
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Skills honed over years of dedicated service

The discipline of investigation is often referred to as an art. Becoming a real expert in the art of investigation takes many years of experience and dedication to honing the relevant skills. In addition to the required skills and experience, an expert investigator will also possess a range of mental traits, such as adaptability, confidence, creativity, discretion, empathy, energy, ingenuity, initiative, integrity, patience, professionalism, resilience, self-control, and scepticism.

These traits, together with deep skill and experience, enable an expert investigator to achieve clarity by ascertaining the key issues, avenues of inquiry and sources of evidence - and to identify the human motivations for the alleged misconduct. This often results in sufficient evidence to launch a criminal prosecution or civil action or, in the case of a workplace investigations, the ability to substantiate or disprove an allegation.

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Why choose PKF?

The PKF Integrity investigations team has more than 100 years of forensic investigation experience gained from a range of backgrounds, including law enforcement and regulatory environments, industry, and professional services. This experience ensures that investigations are conducted with procedural fairness and compliance with organisational and legislative requirements. Each of our investigators hold private investigator licenses in their respective states.

For complex issues that your business must investigate, we ensure that one of our experienced investigators provides hands-on delivery and leadership of the process, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach and a collaborative mindset in pursuing an excellent outcome in the circumstances.

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