• Corporate Investigations

When every minute counts.

In an environment marked by growing global regulatory activity, organizations may need to address allegations of wrongdoing from a range of sources— including shareholders, whistleblowers, regulatory bodies, or the third-parties they rely on to do business. Rapid response and access to the right resources are critical to stem the tide of potential reputational and financial damage.
 
BDO assists clients in evaluating allegations of fraud or other wrongdoing involving management, employees, or third parties. We combine accounting, investigative, financial, technology, and industry expertise to respond rapidly and thoroughly to a variety of allegations:
 
  • Accounting fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
  • Corruption
  • Breaches of employee agreements
  • Employee embezzlement and theft
  • Fictitious vendor schemes
  • Financial investigations
  • Financial statement irregularities
  • Improper accounting for stock option grants
  • Inappropriate related-party transactions
  • Improper revenue and expense recognition
  • Kickbacks and self-dealing
  • Rogue trading
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Harassment
 
Forensic Accounting and Investigation Capabilities
Our professionals leverage their forensic accounting knowledge and investigative experience to conduct financial statement investigations, employing various methods and technologies to gather intelligence and preserve relevant evidence pursuant to an investigation. We prepare reports, advise on regulatory matters, and assist with asset recovery. We also work with counsel to conduct interviews and background investigations, as well as review records and analyze the movement of assets. As a global accounting and consulting organization, BDO’s depth and breadth of accounting and forensic resources include professionals from diverse backgrounds, including certified public accountants, certified fraud examiners, licensed investigators, prosecutors, law enforcement, and corporate internal investigators.
 
Anti-Corruption Compliance and Investigations
BDO provides anti-corruption compliance and investigative services to help global organizations manage risk and implement proactive anti-corruption compliance programs. Our professionals respond to regulatory activities involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, and other global anti-corruption regulations. With a network of investigative experience and forensics professionals located around the world, we are able to deploy resources wherever needed.
 
Computer Forensics, E-Discovery, and Data Analysis
Our professionals provide computer forensics, e-discovery, and data analysis services to assist organizations in investigations and litigation. With experience providing expert witness testimony, we understand legal proceedings and recognized best practices, and draw upon technology to identify relevant information in an efficient and cost-effective manner.