VERTEX’s forensic accountants provide valuable expertise across a variety of forensic accounting and fraud investigation issues.
Forensic Accounting Services
VERTEX professionals apply their independent technical accounting and forensic expertise to assist our clients in internal investigation, white collar defense, and litigation matters. Our forensic accounting professionals are experienced with shareholder disputes, whistleblower allegations, funds tracing, analyzing complex accounting transactions and financial records, reconstructing financial statements and corporate books, and participating in fact-finding interviews, amongst other accounting and fraud investigations and activities.
Services span the various stages of litigation: pre-litigation strategy development, discovery, expert analysis, and trial, as well as alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation and arbitration. With global experience, VERTEX prides itself on evaluating client needs throughout the course of an engagement to ensure that our guidance and deliverables align with our clients’ goals.
Services Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Asset Misappropriation
- Bank Fraud
- Bid Rigging
- Bribery, Corruption, and Illegal Gratuities
- Business Interruption
- Complex Construction Claims
- Construction Project Audits
- Financial Forensics
- Financial Transaction and Funds Tracing
- Forged or Fraudulent Financial Instruments
- Fraud Investigations
- Fraudulent Disbursements
- Funds Control
- Ghost Accounts
- Improper Asset Valuations
- Misrepresentation of Financial Statements
- Money Laundering
- Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes, Embezzlement, and Kickbacks
VERTEX’s pool of experts has individually testified up to 150+ times in state courts, federal courts, traditional arbitration (AAA, JAG, etc.), and ICC arbitration. In addition to forensic accounting and fraud investigations, our experts are uniquely qualified in construction claims, engineering issues, cost estimating, allocation, construction means and methods, surety completion contracting, and surety claims administration.
Niche Expertise in Complex Construction Claims
VERTEX’s forensic accounting practice works on actual or anticipated disputes or litigation in matters that involve construction damages.
VERTEX provides construction accounting analysis including complete exposure analysis, joint control account administration, payment bond claim accounting, claim payment administration, accounting software analysis, financial statement evaluation, asset evaluation, salvage valuation, budgeting and cash flow analysis, payroll monitoring, prevailing wage and labor claims, income payroll and sales/use tax analysis, accounting office supervision, interim CFO and accounting staff, cost to complete estimates, construction delay cost analysis, claim and lien release negotiations, and specialized surety reports. VERTEX provides expertise in construction and fund accounting to meet and exceed client expectations.
Construction Project Audits
VERTEX’s forensic accountants perform construction audits for project owners and sureties to ensure that the construction costs billed by the contractor and payments made by the owner are appropriate. Construction audits help to identify actual and potential overpayments, overcharges, and reimbursable expense issues.
When funding a contractor, our clients require experienced personnel in construction and accounting to ensure receipt of funds from the project owner and proper disbursement of funds to subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, labor unions, etc. VERTEX provides expertise in fund control to ensure timely and accurate services. VERTEX often provides funds control as Surety Consulting.