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When scrutiny is most intense, organizations must not only determine the facts, but also determine them quickly. BDO’s forensic accounting professionals provide strategic guidance to organizations across the country and around the world, helping them resolve high-stakes matters involving fraud and corruption, accounting irregularities, and a wide variety of compliance issues. Backed by the credibility and resources of BDO, we provide a comprehensive, integrated suite of forensic accounting services:

  • Cross-Border Investigations
  • Global Corporate Intelligence
  • Asset Tracing and Recovery
  • Regulatory Compliance Risk Assessments
  • Monitorships
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Dispute Resolution

BDO’s Forensic Accounting and Investigations practice provides a wide variety of services to organizations, their counsel, and their stakeholders. We conduct forensic analyses of books and records, advanced fraud analytics, digital forensics and e-discovery, and assist clients with interviews and background checks. When required, we also provide oral or written testimony, and serve as monitors and independent reviewers, or as forensic accountants to monitors and independent reviewers.

Our professionals possess deep technical and industry-specific experience, across a wide variety of sectors and disciplines. In addition to certified public accountants, certified fraud examiners and forensic accountants, our multidisciplinary team includes forensic technology professionals, former members of law enforcement, and financial analysts. 


BDO offers a wide variety of services and programs designed to minimize risk as well as to deter and prevent fraud and compliance violations. Our professionals review and enhance policies and procedures, assess risk, test controls, and remediate significant exposures, as well as provide customized compliance training.

When an organization needs to address allegations of wrongdoing, rapid response and access to the right resources are critical to stem the tide of potential reputational and financial damage. BDO combines accounting, investigative, financial, technology, and industry knowledge to help clients evaluate allegations involving management, employees, or third parties.

In connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and third-party agents, BDO gathers the necessary intelligence required to effectively evaluate these important relationships and identify concerns the parties need to consider.

BDO works with counsel to evaluate audit and accounting professional liability claims against accounting firms and individuals. With significant experience working with both global and regional accounting firms, we have advised counsel representing clients in high-profile matters involving allegations of audit and accounting improprieties involving hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Additionally, our professionals have provided testimony before federal and state court, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”), U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and other regulatory bodies.
Helping our clients defend or settle claims, BDO advises on technical audit and accounting issues in a variety of settings, including litigation, investigations, arbitrations, and regulatory or professional proceedings. We also evaluate damages and determine loss causation. We work with clients to address allegations of:
  • Violations of professional standards, including generally accepted auditing standards, PCAOB standards, and SEC rules and regulations
  • Failure to detect fraudulent financial reporting or misappropriation of assets
  • Lack of independence and other ethics matters 
Our professionals draw on a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, and have held positions with standards-setting bodies and self-regulatory organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, PCAOB, and Financial Accounting Standards Board. Our team includes:
  • Certified public accountants
  • Certified fraud examiners
  • Forensic accountants
  • Computer forensics specialists
  • E-discovery specialists

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