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  • Forensic Strategic Solutions

    Forensic Strategic Solutions is a full-service financial investigation firm offering a range of services across five integrated practice areas: fraud examination, investigative financial consulting, litigated business valuation, forensic technology and accounting malpractice. Our team of professionals combines deep experience in fraud investigation and litigation consulting with advanced data analytic techniques to arm our clients with fact-based, clearly-illustrated data and defensible positions, best situating them to resolve financial disputes in courts of law and other forums.

    Practice Areas

    Our team specializes in accounting and financial reporting issues, whether the alleged malpractice stems from fraud that was not uncovered by CPAs or from a failure by CPAs to follow professional standards.

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    We serve as an unrivaled cyber investigation resource by seamlessly integrating our capabilities in advanced data analytics and fraud investigation with our partners’ specialized expertise to protect against, identify, and respond to sophisticated organizational attacks led by internal or external threats.

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    Our team is composed of forensic accountants, financial investigators and data analysis experts who understand and comprehensively assess financial data to detect fraud, illustrate and testify about fraudulent activities, and identify and offer recommendations to protect business processes that are prone to future abuse.

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    We are uniquely positioned to offer financial consulting services that are enhanced by our team’s financial investigation expertise and litigation experience in forensic accounting, economic damages, financial distress, and illustrated analysis.

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    Our experienced business valuation team consults on economic, industry, financial, and capital markets data related to value and changes in value, providing formal reports and subject matter expert testimony for litigated valuation cases.

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    Forensic Strategic Solutions is a full-service financial investigation firm offering a range of services across five integrated practice areas. Learn more about the services we can provide by reading our case studies.

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    Blog

    Trust Your Employees, but Verify Their Actions

    Our team recently wrapped up another sizeable fraud examination for a small business whose trusted bookkeeper embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars. While the names and the faces of fraud change, the story remains the same: the employee you least expect, the most trusted of them all, takes advantage of their position – and you […]

    Case Study

    Embezzlement – Nonprofit

    FSS investigated allegations of misappropriation of assets and excessive spending by an employee of a federally funded nonprofit organization with reporting responsibilities to the Office of the Inspector General.

    News

    Ralph Summerford Featured in WBRC (FOX) Segment Discussing Nonprofit Fraud

    Ralph Q. Summerford, president of Forensic Strategic Solutions, provided expert guidance in a WBRC (FOX – Birmingham) segment on nonprofit fraud. In the interview, Ralph discussed how people can ensure they are giving to legitimate charitable organizations in the wake of tragedies like recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Ralph noted that people can access websites […]