Forensic Accounting Services

We helps companies uncover and prevent complex financial fraud, money laundering, and insurance claims fraud. Our team of experts can be hired on retainer, worked on a case-by-case basis, and even provide expert testimony in court. 

Financial Investigations

Chesley Brown's Corporate Investigative services group is composed of former FBI, law enforcement, business, and legal experts. Whether you or your representatives require a discreet internal investigation involving employees, intellectual property (IP), thefts, forgery, embezzlement, computer forensics, forensic accounting, or litigation support it is crucial that you have the right experts available. Corporate investigation services can start with a simple inquiry and quickly turn into something much more in-depth and complicated. Chesley Brown has the capabilities and expertise to handle a wide variety of investigations wherever they lead.

Financial investigations are very document-intensive, involving records such as bank account information, real estate files, motor vehicle records, and computer files – all records identifying the paper trail of events involving the movement of money. It pays to work with a reputable partner who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to accurately interpret the data in front of them. The link between where the money comes from, who gets it, when it is received, and where it is stored or deposited can provide proof of criminal activity.

Also known as Financial Investigations, this type of investigation is useful in corporate investigations, theft, embezzlement, identity theft, public corruption, health care fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, telemarketing fraud, terrorist financing, asset searches, criminal, and many other types of investigations. A financial investigation can also be useful in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and partnership disputes, and business interruption and property loss claims. Chesley Brown has a network of skilled investigators who can conduct a thorough financial investigation and provide you with the valuable information you require.

With over 30 years of expertise, Chesley Brown can:

  • Serve as your single source to meet a wide range of corporate investigations services
  • Provide you access to our industry-leading subject matter experts
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities for your organization
  • Our investigators work hand in glove with our consulting division to assure the proper execution and outcome.

Expert Risk Analysis

By working directly with your stakeholders, law enforcement, cybersecurity professionals and industry experts our risk analysis team can determine the likelihood of any particular threat, prioritize action plans, recommend appropriate security measures implement solutions, and when necessary, conduct penetration testing to ensure resiliency. Data and facts should be your be your source of truth when implementing or improving new security systems or frameworks, that's why we've made it so easy to get started. Here's how:

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Schedule a Strategy Call

Our first job is to gather as much information as possible about your organization's unique challenges and concerns.

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Create a plan

After studying the problem, our team of experts will get to work crafting a bespoke strategy that protects all aspects of your business, and enables continued growth.

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Let’s execute that plan together

We’ll work directly with you and your stakeholders to implement and manage your new strategy, helping you navigate any pitfalls along the way.

What are you waiting for?

Let's Talk!

Why Clients Choose Chesley Brown

Chesley Brown is an industry leader in providing Security Risk Management and security consulting services. Importantly, only Chesley Brown has the capabilities to offer:

A Single Point of Contact – we make your job easier via streamlined coordination and reporting
Our Global Resources – allowing us to provide consistently reliable security management services at any or all of your locations around the world
Agility – our range of service options allows us to act quickly and decisively to address any issues or threats that may present themselves over the lifetime of your business.

In addition to over 100 years of collective experience, all Chesley Brown officers and directors are supported by cutting-edge technology to assist in making their recommendations timely and effective.

Learn more about each of our Corporate Investigative Services:

Testimonials

Once the decision was made to renovate the entire property's electric security system, Chesley Brown began developing specifications and identifying prospective bidders. After this was accomplished, Chesley Brown was with us to manage the bid process, award the bid and oversee the installation of the new system.

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Office Complex, Georgia

Our unique property required a firm that tould customize a security management program that addressed our property's individuality. Chesley Brown was the only firm that had the flexibility and experience to make it happen.

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Regional Shopping City, Missouri

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our corporate partners often have lots of questions. We have gathered the most common ones together with responses directly from our team of experts. If you have ever wondered whether your company or organization needs a corporate investigator, this will hopefully help you find the answers you need.

Corporate investigators can uncover facts about any specific problems your company has through interviews, interrogation, and data analysis; identify facts and corroborate complaints within a written report with the facts surrounding the situation, equip you with options to deal with the offending employees, or bad actors and provide guidance on how to improve business operations to avoid recurrence.

Personal problems of employees such as substance abuse or gambling, inner-office relationships, complaints of racism or sexual harassment, intellectual property theft, disruptive divorce proceedings, moonlighting, criminal charges, conflicts of interest, personal use of corporate resources, excessive sick time, workman's comp or fraud are generally the most common issues we see.

Conducting effective witness interviews can be one of the most demanding steps in an internal corporate investigation. At Chesley Brown we rely on the investigative experience of our prosecutors and former federal agents to develop investigative strategies based on the specific facts and circumstances involved in each investigation we handle.

If an internal investigation of the company shows evidence of employee misconduct, generally this means that several actions will be taken immediately. Depending on the specific misconduct in question, this could include any combination of the following:

  • Update company policies and procedures
  • Taking corrective action internally
  • The discipline of the employee (or employees) involved
  • Self-disclosing the issue to the appropriate federal authorities.

How a company deals with federal regulators requires a measured, strategic, and forward-thinking approach. If the wrongdoing triggers an obligated self-disclosure, federal authorities are already investigating your company's business or registration practices, or there's a chance that a federal investigation can happen soon, the risk management team of the company will need to make informed decisions and engage an external adviser to chart a course of action that mitigates the risk of civil or criminal penalties or reduces exposure.

Additional Resources:

Risk Takers Podcast Series Episode 1 - Aldrich Ames Spy Case
https://chesleybrown.com/the-risk-takers-podcast-series-launches-today/

Risk Takers Podcast Series Episode 1 - Surveillance Detection Routes (SDRs)
https://chesleybrown.com/the-risk-takers-podcast-series-launches-today/

Safe Passage / Safe Travel
https://chesleybrown.com/corporate-investigation-services/safe-passagetravel/

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