Financial Investigations

SMEs are traditionally vulnerable to fraud as they tend to lack the carefully-devised and implemented procedures that bigger companies employ.

Research has revealed 33% of cases involving fraud at SMEs are committed by staff and 25% are perpetrated by contractors.

Adam Stronach has expertise in undertaking controls reviews with a view to making recommendations aimed at mitigating the risk of fraud. He will review accounting records and interview people with knowledge of the transactions concerned.

Adam and his team at Harwood Hutton can reconstruct accounting records to reveal an accurate picture of an entity’s financial affairs, including analysis of bank and asset records and tracing the flow of funds.

The team can also provide support to companies in managing the effect on staff morale and the external publicity. We can work with the leaders of the business and their lawyers as prosecutions and recovery actions progress.