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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

    Capital Expenditures, Depreciation and Amortization in a Cash Flow Forecast and the Impact of the New Tax Law

    The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) passed by Congress on December 20, 2017, will impact forecasts of a company’s cash flow and thereby will likely impact the valuation of a company. One of the forecast elements impacted is the forecast of capital expenditures, depreciation and amortization. The lowering of the C Corporation income […]

    Case Study

    False Claims Investigation

    When a whistleblower sounded the alarm on their employer that had allegedly violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and submitted false claims to the government, FSS was hired by the whistleblower’s attorneys to pinpoint evidence and determine the value of any identified claims.

    News

    Ralph Q. Summerford Authors Article on How Auditors Can Improve Fraud Detection Skills

    Ralph Q. Summerford, president of Forensic Strategic Solutions, authored an article for Fraud Magazine on how auditors can improve their fraud detection skills. In the article, Ralph asserts that auditors must take responsibility for detecting fraud and continually work to hone their skills in this area. Our accounting malpractice team has deep expertise in accounting […]

    • Why are employees stealing more from their employers? A recent report from @theACFE shows non-cash thefts in the wo… https://t.co/uQDBMxIrLa
    • #Technology continues to play an important role in detecting and preventing internal #fraud. Check out the latest f… https://t.co/Cl2fdmWyHs
    • An employee of a federally funded #nonprofit was suspected of asset misappropriation and excessive spending. Our… https://t.co/72CjPC3lau
    • RT @TheACFE: "Why don't auditors find fraud?" This question never gets old, which is probably why this was our most popular article on Fra…
    • On our blog, Kelly Schmid, director of valuation services, shares how the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (#TCJA) will i… https://t.co/MTV7oxUYpE