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Forensic Accounting

Plante Moran

The threat of fraud is a reality for all organizations.

Fraud is something that only happens at other organizations, right? That’s what we’d all like to believe, but unfortunately, no organization is immune to fraud, regardless of industry. It’s often the unspoken factor in lost revenue, increasing costs, and diminishing profits. We'll bring our accounting, auditing, and investigative capabilities to help you preserve evidence and prevent, detect, and quantify losses due to fraudulent activities.

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Our unique advantage: The power of Plante Moran

While our fraud experts are versed in all industries, we collaborate with our firm’s industry leaders to address specific market nuances. We dig deep to uncover issues and vulnerabilities, and our industry experts provide insights to yield the best possible outcome.

Unlike other firms, we don’t have office-level profit centers, meaning our offices don’t compete with each other for clients or resources. We’ll leverage the power of our entire firm to assemble a team of experts with the knowledge and skills you need. We call this our “one-firm firm” philosophy.

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Our clients say

During our financial due diligence of a target, we discovered that the controller was stealing cash for a period of eight years, so we hired Plante Moran to assess whether there was an earnings impact from this fraudulent activity. The sellers were very frustrated at this point, so we needed a firm that could move quickly to assess the validity of the earnings to which we underwrote the deal. Plante Moran delivered a comprehensive report within two weeks that got us, our equity investors, and lenders comfortable with the earnings of the business. We closed the transaction shortly thereafter, and it has been a phenomenal investment for us. Our new management team partners were thrilled with Plante Moran’s work and professionalism in a very challenging situation.

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A highly skilled and experienced team you can trust

Through experience gleaned from working on thousands of cases, we’ve developed a comprehensive set of forensic accounting skills and advisory services that enables us to help you manage the business risk of fraud with care and sensitivity. We’ve also provided economic damages analyses in thousands of engagements, and our multidisciplinary team of claims analysts has experience in determining supported amounts in all areas of insurance claims.

Our certifications:

Our professionals have certifications that include:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)