Assessing potential fraud
Our client—a Canadian-based videogame distributor with operations throughout the Americas—noted discrepancies with their inventory flows. One of our client’s subsidiaries—which was operated by a business partner—gave the head office a range of complex documentation and accounting that made the discrepancies difficult to isolate. The head office was concerned that the complex accounting was used to conceal fraud—which was further complicated by the fact that the business partner was critical to their Latin American operations. The situation called for expertise in forensic accounting and a sensitive, collaborative mindset.
Sent a team to conduct on-site interviews and obtain digital evidence
Clarified the relationship between the financial and operation data by untangling complicated accounting entries and the inventory flow
Balanced transparency and accounting rigor with human touch
Presented our findings to the key stakeholders in-person and facilitated discussions and negotiations
We began our investigation by sending a team to conduct on-site interviews and obtain digital evidence. We clarified the relationship between the financial and operation data by untangling the complicated accounting entries and following the inventory flow with data visualization tools. We needed to balance transparency and accounting rigor with a human touch, and as such, we presented our findings to the key stakeholders in-person and facilitated discussions and negotiations.
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