Forensic accountants investigate and report on the financial aspects of legal cases, which may ultimately result in them giving evidence in Court as Expert Witnesses. Forensic accountants are required to have high-level analytical skills and an ability to present information in a clear and unambiguous manner.
The highly skilled forensic accountants at Pierce have extensive experience in carrying out forensic accounting audits and investigations. They have delivered professional forensic audit services in a wide range of cases from relatively small personal injury cases through to multi-million-pound commercial disputes.
Pierce Forensic Limited is headed by directors, George Horley and Jeremy Rowe.
Reporting on business and share valuations together with advising on liquidity and the tax aspects of divorce. We also assist with the preparation of Form E and questionnaires.
Advising on commercial claims and negotiations including contractual disputes, completion accounts, warranty claims, defective product claims and litigation between businesses.
Assessment of financial losses including loss of earnings and loss of pension benefits in personal injury claims. Preparation of reports on behalf of both claimants and defendants.
Advising on disputes between shareholders including valuation and related tax liabilities together with preparation of reports including unfair prejudice and minority interest claims.
Quantifying the financial impact of professional negligence including loss of profits, loss of capital and increased tax liabilities. Advising on negligence in cases involving accountants and tax advisers.
A forensic accountant is the Sherlock Holmes of the accounting world, neutral, unbiased, and concerned only with arriving at the truth of the matter for any financial transaction.
Forensic accountants investigate financial matters in response to past events, for example, disputes or allegations of wrongdoing, determining loss of earnings claims, or undertaking valuations in divorce cases.
Typically, solicitors employ forensic accountants to work on their client’s behalf during legal cases. However, at Pierce, our dedicated team are approachable and happy to answer any initial queries you may have.
Forensic accountants are experts at analysing complex financial issues and explaining the calculations, results and facts of their investigation in a way that anyone can understand.
Auditors typically work to ensure that transactions are compliant with financial reporting standards and aim to ensure that financial statements are free from material misstatement. A forensic accountant on the other hand is able to carefully tailor their investigation dependent on the case at hand.
Yes, forensic accountants can act as “expert witnesses” and are able to attend court to provide evidence in all sorts of financial proceedings.
No, forensic accountants can be employed to perform specific investigation services as a smaller one-off engagement, which can often be undertaken prior to litigation commencing.
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