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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

    Best Practices for Employers: Conflicts of Interest

    In my last blog, I discussed why corruption in the workplace always requires a conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest arise when employees have interests that may make it difficult to maintain one’s duty of loyalty to their company in an objective and effective manner. Quashing all conflicts of interest within businesses would be difficult to conduct; therefore, it is important to know how to reduce the risks inherent in conflicts of interest.

    Case Study

    Lost Earnings – Wrongful Termination – Civil Litigation

    FSS was hired to compute reasonable and reliable estimates of lost earnings for several plaintiffs and to testify to our findings of economic loss in federal court. Three law enforcement officers filed a civil suit against their former employer alleging they were wrongfully terminated in retaliation for reporting to state officials allegations of corruption and […]

    News

    Ralph Q. Summerford Featured in Accounting Today

    Ralph Q. Summerford, president of Forensic Strategic Solutions, was quoted in Accounting Today on June 19, 2017,  regarding auditors’ increased focus on and responsibility for fraud detection. In the article, Mr. Summerford discussed auditors’ responsibility to detect fraud, legal and professional standards set by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), potential cybersecurity issues, and […]