The integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills yields the speciality known as Forensic Accounting. It encompasses both Litigation Support and Investigative Accounting. The Bottom Line utilises accounting, auditing and investigative skills when conducting an investigation. Equally critical is our ability to respond immediately and to communicate financial information clearly and concisely in a courtroom setting. Forensic Accountants are trained to look beyond the numbers and deal with the business reality of the situation.
What we do
As Forensic Accountants, we are often involved in the following;
- Investigating and analysing financial evidence
- Developing models to assist in the analysis and presentation of financial evidence
- Communicating investigative findings in the form of reports, exhibits and collections of specified Key Documents
- Assisting in legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence
The Bottom Line specialises in forensics as they apply to business banking. Being resultsfocused, we scrutinise bankingrelated records, lending rate structures and related documents to ensure legal compliance and professional governance. Examples of typical assignments may include:
- Bank interest verification
- Excessive or inconsistently applied fee charge
We also accept engagements in non-Banking Forensic Accounting undertakings e.g. formulating (or refuting) Business Interruptions, Consequential Losses, Loss of Profits and Liquidated Damages; Fraud Investigations; matters in Family Law cases, Asset Tracing, Drafting & analysis of Discovery Petitions inter alia.