Robert Loe CPA

Forensic Accounting – Certified Fraud Examiners

Recently, accounting fraud has headlined the news. At Robert Loe & Associates, we deplore this conduct and regret that our industry has been demeaned in this way. However, as an ethics-based firm, we believe strength of purpose is the best defense against a few bad apples. In February 2003, our founder, Robert B. Loe was designated a “Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This designation is given to only a select few professionals who meet a stringent set of criteria, including character, experience, and education requirements. Designed to prevent white-color crime, CFE’s are responsible for resolving a wide range of allegations of fraud and work closely with corporations, private businesses and government agencies to assure accuracy and detect, investigate and deter fraud. If a client requires any degree of forensic accounting, we are able to perform this task at optimum, credible levels.

Currently, these are some of the Forensic Accounting Services we offer:

Consultation
Forensic Accounting Investigation and Report
Field Investigations
Forensic Account Reconstruction
Forensic Accounting Examination
Agreed-Upon Procedures


Consultation:

Not sure if you actually need a forensic accountant? Give us a call and we can discuss the situation at hand and consult with you to determine if a forensic accountant is right for you. We can also consult with you on the types of internal controls that your company has to determine if there are any weak points which could possibly be at risk to fraudulent actions.


Forensic Accounting Investigation and Report:

Generally consisting of offsite investigative work that is focused on a specific aspect that the client has identified as the source of his problem. It can include field visits to the sites of the business to determine physical existence of various assets and business setups. We will investigate areas of the company financials related to the issue that the client has specified but may broaden our scope should any information arise that requires us to do so. We will work step by step with the client to ensure your understanding of our findings. It is up to the client on whether he wants an official report created that entails all the finding and actions that we made during the course of our investigation.


Field Investigations:

Jobs of this nature have generally been kept to working with the State board of accountancy and involves field investigations of other CPA firms with professional conduct issues. We also do field investigations in the course of our forensic accounting investigations as well as our audit engagements. These field investigations can range from determining physical existence of assets to inspecting accounting security procedures.


Forensic Account Reconstruction:

Have your records been destroyed either by an act of nature or possibly from malicious actions of another? We can help reconstruct the records to show correct account balances based off of the information that is available. This can be a very long and time-consuming process so we advise that you call us  to ensure both that this is actually the type of service you need, and that we have the available time and manpower to complete the job at this time.


Forensic Accounting Examination:

Similar to a forensic accounting investigation but broader in scope. This type of job generally entails examining the business financials as a whole to ensure that proper accounting procedures have been followed. We will look through and test your accounting  records and identify if any asset misappropriation or fraudulent activities have occurred. We will search and analyze all aspects of your books from payroll to bank accounts and make certain that everything reconciles properly. No matter how hard someone tries to cover up their misdeeds, there is always a trail they left somewhere.


Agreed-Upon Procedures:

Should you require a special type of job done that requires a forensic accountant, please call our office and set up an appointment. There we can determine your needs and create an agreed-upon engagement that will satisfy the job that needs completion.

 

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For more information on the types of jobs we have previously completed click here

For more information on the CFE credential click here.

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