Forensic Accounting Services

W&D is counted on by Chicago area and nationwide businesses for accounting investigations & financial consulting.

The professionals of Warady & Davis LLP and W&D Consulting LLC provide assistance in both the detection and prevention of fraud – including forensic accounting investigations, financial consulting and expert witness testimony.

W&D’s team of professionals has recognized knowledge in both financial investigation and litigation support services. We draw upon our accounting, auditing and investigative skills to gather and present the financial evidence needed to resolve or refute a case.

Our in-depth investigations & forensic analysis applies to the following areas:

  • Criminal and civil investigations
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Business interruption, property loss and employee dishonesty insurance claims
  • Business or employee fraud investigations
  • Marital disputes, often focusing on tracing and evaluating assets
  • Business economic losses linked to contract disputes, construction claims, expropriations, product liability claims, trademark and patent infringements or breach of non-compete agreements
  • Professional negligence investigations
  • Mediation and arbitration

W&D’s experienced team of investigative accountants provide:

DETECTION:

  • Internal controls evaluation
  • Resolving allegations of fraud
  • Obtaining evidence of fraud
  • Investigating suspected area(s) of defalcation
  • Determining exposure
  • Interviewing employees & vendors
  • Report preparation to document & support findings
  • Testifying to examination of findings

PREVENTION:

  • Performing internal control evaluations
  • Developing an internal control structure
  • Documenting policies & procedures
  • Providing training on fraud awareness