Fraud Investigation & Prevention

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING in Chicago

Graff, Blanski & Kim provides the guidance you need for Fraud Investigation & Prevention.

Fraud can often be prevented or detected in the early stage by implementing relatively simple, yet effective measures. Graff, Blanski & Kim provides the guidance you need for Fraud Investigation & Prevention. In addition, we can assist in implementing fraud detection plans and developing ethics and Code of Conduct policies.

Our Fraud Investigation & Prevention Services include:

  • Fraud Prevention Analysis and Planning
  • Fraud Detection
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Litigation Support
  • Development of Ethics and Code of Conduct Policies

Fraud Prevention Analysis & Planning

GBK will work with you to develop work rules and requirements that make it difficult for thieves to operate undetected. We’ll work with you to implement solutions that protect your data from outside data breaches by designing and deploying the latest end-to-end data security solutions. For internal fraud protection, we’ll analyze your current operating methods and work rules to make recommendations for minimizing the possibility of fraud. We will back up this activity with a strong fraud detection program as part of the auditing process. In addition to developing a program to prevent fraud, we are available to train your staff on safe work practices designed to prevent data loss.

Fraud Detection

Is a thief making off with your hard-earned money without your knowledge? Smart thieves devise ways to make it difficult to notice their activities. Often management has no idea criminals are at work until we perform an audit. But just as thieves have their tricks, we have ways to find them. Examples include:

  • Search for duplicate transactions
  • Search for an overabundance of even amounts
  • Perform a ratio analysis to identify payments that may be out of line
  • Review bills to identify doctored bills,
  • Perform a trend analysis
  • Use resource information to look for inconsistencies in payment amounts 

Forensic Accounting

Our Forensic Accounting specialty practice involves analyzing, interpreting, summarizing and presenting complex financial and business related issues in a manner which is both understandable and properly supported for use in litigation. Our Forensic Accounting services may identify undervalued assets, fraud or other issues that need to be addressed either through negotiation or litigation.

Litigation Support

In addition to generally accepted accounting practices, our Forensic Accountants have a thorough understanding of legal concepts and procedures. We are experts at identifying substance over form when dealing with a legal issue. GBK Forensic Accountants perform the following Litigation Support services:

  • Investigate and analyze financial evidence
  • Analyze and Present financial evidence used in litigation
  • Communicate our findings in reports, exhibits and collections of documents used in litigation
  • Testify in court as an expert witness 

Development of Ethics and Code of Conduct Policies

A statement of ethics and code of conduct is a powerful tool in preventing fraud or loss due to misconduct. GBK has the experience and expertise to guide you in developing and implementing a clear statement of ethics and a code of conduct. We will write a code of conduct for you to communicate with your employees. This code will be designed to protect your business and inform you about your company’s expectations and requirements.

We highly recommend implementing a code of conduct and ethics for our smallest to largest clients companies. Your code of conduct should include the principles, values, standards, or rules of behavior that guide the decisions, procedures and systems of your organization in a way that contributes to the welfare of your key stakeholders while respecting the rights of all constituents affected by your company’s operations.

Are you concerned about protecting your organization from fraud?

To learn more about our Fraud Investigation & Prevention Services, please call Graff, Blanski & Kim at 847.881.2540 or use our contact form.