Forensic and Financial Accounting

With decades of litigation consulting experience, OnPoint’s forensic and financial accounting experts deliver analytical clarity, provide financial and accounting expertise, and effectively communicate findings to facilitate timely resolution to business disputes and financial investigations.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants defines forensic accounting as a specialization that requires broad knowledge of complex financial issues – it involves the application of special skills in accounting, auditing, finance, quantitative methods and research; investigative skills to collect, analyze and evaluate relevant and sufficient evidence; and communication skills to interpret and effectively explain findings and opinions in the courtroom, boardroom or other legal or administrative venues. To learn more about the role of a forensic accountant in litigation, click here.

Whether working with plaintiffs, defendants, senior management of a business or a nonprofit’s executive officers, OnPoint brings those skills to every project with the integrity, objectivity, and due professional care required by the accounting profession’s code of conduct.

With a wide array of assignments ranging from wage-and-hour litigation to fraud investigation, OnPoint delivers relevant forensic and financial accounting expertise in the following ways:

As an Accounting Expert who…

  • evaluates allegations of accounting malpractice
  • determines whether an entity’s financial statements are materially misstated or investigates claims of financial statement fraud
  • interprets the significance of financial reports and financial statements, explains the meaning of disclosures in relation to disputed claims, or applies an understanding of accounting systems
  • interprets the financial picture conveyed by the contents of income tax returns
  • performs complex accounting analyses
  • conducts contract compliance reviews or royalty audits

As a Damages Expert who…

  • calculates economic damages or evaluates loss claims relating to shareholder disputes, business interruption, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, lost earnings and lost profits
  • explains an entity’s ability to pay punitive damages based on financial records
  • evaluates the reasonableness of the valuation of a business
  • manages, analyzes and interprets large volumes of financial data such as those in class action wage-and-hour litigation

As a Fraud Investigator who…

  • investigates allegations of fraud at a nonprofit or a business
  • quantifies losses and assists in filing the proof of loss with the insurance carrier
  • communicates with law enforcement
  • reconstructs business transactions based on available evidence

OnPoint’s forensics experts possess the following credentials that define their training, experience and standards: Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst and Chartered Global Management Accountant.