Forensic accounting, sometimes referred to as financial forensics or forensic accountancy, is a specialty practice area where accounting skills are utilized to investigate potential embezzlement or fraud through the analysis of financial information. This information is then eventually used in actual or anticipated legal proceedings, like litigation or disputes. In….
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The process of hiding assets in the event of an upcoming divorce or a current divorce is all too often commonplace in today’s world. In many cases where a divorce is imminent, high net worth individuals are tempted to hide assets from their partner in an attempt to conceal and….
Contrary to popular belief, the commonly repeated “fact” that half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce is only loosely true. In fact, divorce rates have actually slowed over the last couple of decades, giving reassuring hope to many who are down on the concept of marriage…..
While the forensic accounting profession has technically been around since the early 1900s, the evolution of the industry has been drastically transformed in light of progress in the economy, society, and technology. This progression has opened the doors to the massive importance of forensic accounting investigations in all types of….
Waste Management, Inc. is a comprehensive waste company that was founded in 1894 in North America by Larry Beck. The company went public in 1971 and by 1972, the company was generating about $82 million in revenue and had made 133 acquisitions. The company offered environmental services to almost 20….
Ellrich, Neal, Smith & Stohlman, P.A. opened our Miami office last summer and we are proud to announce that over the last year we have truly established ourselves in Florida’s most thriving city. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, our forensic accounting firm serves clientele from all walks of….
It’s no secret that forensic accounting has become one of the fastest growing careers over the last several years. As an industry, forensic accounting has seen a burst due to a number of critical elements, underlining the fact that this increase in demand does not seem to be slowing down….
Forensic accountants are required to maintain a specialized skill set of auditing expertise, education, and training. Combining accounting and analytical talents with financial proficiency and a strong moral compass, a forensic accountant plays a critical role in both litigation support and investigations. First and foremost, a forensic accountant must maintain….
Fraud detection is becoming more and more important as the business world leans heavily on technology and an influx of data. In recent years, fraud attempts have increased dramatically, thus calling for a fraud detection system that is widespread, efficient, and effective in the workplace. Business owners, boards of directors,….
The accounting industry as a whole must continually evolve and progress in order to keep up with the changing demands and needs of the individuals and businesses in which they serve. Relatively speaking, forensic accounting is a fairly new profession. As society, the economy, technology, and relevant legislation shifts, forensic….