The trained fraud examination specialists in Arxis Financial’s “Forensic Accounting” practice assist in determining the extent of monetary loss or damages and to determine who committed the fraud. Arxis Financial utilizes various investigative and analytical procedures to support criminal or civil actions against an individual(s), and provide evidence for insurance claims.
A detailed fraud examination can uncover a dizzying maze of transactions, documents and stonewalling. Forensic experts use a variety of techniques to detect fraud and trace misappropriated cash. By scouring the company’s financial ledgers and supporting documents, a Certified Fraud Examiner can help unravel the web of fraudulent transactions. For example, the investigator may review or reconcile the company’s bank accounts, identify payees, track electronic transfers and payments through the company’s general ledger, and scrutinize documents supporting check disbursement, such as vendor invoices and expense authorizations.
Arxis Financial’s professionals apply detailed investigation and analysis that is necessary to uncover essential facts and provide meaningful insights. Expert analysis and conclusions are presented in depositions and trial at local, state and federal court levels as well as mediation and arbitration. We assist attorneys in interpreting the data and help counsel to understand and analyze events or issues.
The Forensic Accounting practice is headed by partner Chris L. Hamilton, CPA, CFE, CVA. Mr. Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Valuation Analyst. Mr. Hamilton has published articles in several publications, and has made presentations at national conferences, training institutes and seminars on topics including forensic accounting, fraud and business appraisal.