Resolving accounting, fraud, whistleblower, and independent fact-finding investigations
Complex global forensic accounting investigations require highly credible and respected professionals with a deep and practical understanding of the stakeholders. Ankura’s collaborative approach to investigations strategically draws upon accounting, auditing, technology, data intelligence and analytics, and industry experts to develop, tailor, and execute efficient and effective investigative plans.
Our global team of investigation specialists operates seamlessly to investigate matters around the world with extensive international experience and on-the-ground knowledge.
- Accounting Investigations
Ankura’s collaborative approach to investigations draws upon our accounting, auditing, technology, and analytics expertise to assist clients in tailoring and executing efficient and effective forensic investigations.
- Accounting Analytics & Optimization
Our team has deep experience performing investigations using data analytics to identify suspicious activity, determine wrongdoing, and quantify the scope and magnitude of the scheme.
- Internal Control Risk Assessment
We help our clients assess the effectiveness of their internal controls and compliance systems and assist in all stages of control issues, from proactive measures through remediation and monitoring.
- Financial Record Reconstruction
Our team has worked on some of the most high-profile and complex accounting investigations and has reconstructed decades of financial records.
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Bernie Madoff Investigation
Reconstructing Decades of Financial Records
In response to the largest reported Ponzi scheme in US history, several of our team members served in key support roles to the Trustee appointed under the Securities Investor Protection Act for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. Our team members assisted the Trustee with various investigations, forensic accounting work, and complex data analytics integral to the litigation and recovery efforts. The work involved performing a variety of forensic procedures, involvement in the reconstruction of decades of books and records activity, detailed analysis of core computer systems and program code, and the design of systematic processes to analyze mass amounts of data.
The Ankura Difference
Ankura’s team of forensic accounting professionals is second to none, with a uniquely deep roster of former Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice accounting and enforcement professionals. Our team gives clients a heightened level of experience, insight, credibility to effectively address regulatory, agency, and governmental inquiries. Our familiarity with the differences and nuances of each type of fraud investigation guides our development of investigative plans that address the clients’ respective financial and accounting exposures and allows us to efficiently triage and manage related issues that such investigations frequently generate.