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Forensic Accounting

Whether it’s as a preventative measure or because the worst-case scenario has played out, our forensic accounting team can get to the bottom of it – and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

We have an enviable mix of forensic accountants, retired police detectives, and forensic scientists who specialise in investigating key areas of corporate fraud and financial investigations – issues such as internal audits, IT audits, tax fraud, VAT fraud, and insolvency.

How our fraud and forensic accounting services can help you

  • Fraud investigations: We find evidence to show what (and how it) happened, advise on what corrective action you can take, and help you reduce the chances of it happening again.
  • Asset recovery: We assess the net worth of individuals and organisations; this can help the legal process of freezing perpetrators’ assets to maximise recovery of money lost in fraud cases.
  • Loss of Profit claims: Our forensic accountants can produce Loss of Profit claims for businesses who have suffered interruptions – be it from fire, flood or other problems.
  • Systems assessments: Our forensic accountants, often in tandem with fraud investigators, review and report on system weaknesses. We can also help you to prepare all necessary fraud, bribery and anti-money laundering policies.
  • Defence against employee loss of earnings claims: We can combine the investigation of employees’ claims with work to reduce the compensation being claimed for loss of earnings or damages. We’ll provide the surveillance teams and equipment.
  • Training: We can train your staff on all aspects of fraud awareness and anti-money laundering. We provide a comprehensive training package on many enforcement subjects, including court room skills and investigative interviewing.
  • Project management: We have great experience project-managing fraud enquiries, combining the skills of in-house and external HR, legal and accounting teams. 

We have depth of knowledge and experience in counter-fraud

Our services are:

  • Comprehensive, providing a one-stop shop for everything you need to handle your fraud problem
  • Integrated, ensuring maximum impact from everything that we do
  • Professional, using only the highest-quality staff with a real track record
  • Focussed on reducing the economic and financial impact of fraud
  • Designed to enhance the reputation and credibility of your organisation

Our counter-fraud division allows organisations not only to respond to problems, but also to take a preventative approach. We work with you to develop an anti-fraud culture in your business, creating strong deterrent cultures and preventative systems, and implementing effective detection processes.

We still do the reactive service, too, and it includes everything that might be needed concerning the conducting of fraud investigations, recovery of losses, and provision of advice concerning legal, disciplinary or regulatory sanctions.

Get in touch, and chat with our experts about your recovery needs.

Key contact

Partner
Cameron Cook
+44 (0)1494 441226
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Meet the team

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Nigel Eastaway

Tax Partner

Nigel has specialised in taxation for more than 45 years, particularly in the field of tax planning. He is well respected in the industry and has lectured widely on taxation and allied matters. He has advised clients in a range of sectors and his expansive tax knowledge enables him to provide insightful advice. He is an expert on share valuations, forensic matters and in particular, the taxation of intellectual property and has acted as an expert witness on a number of well known cases. He has published many books on tax issues and was voted LexisNexis tax writer of the year in 2003 and has recently received their much acclaimed lifetime achievement award. He was a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation for 26 years and, in 2012, was awarded an OBE for services to taxation law.

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Cameron Cook

Partner

Cameron is a highly experienced Audit Partner who specialises in Corporate Finance at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.  He is also a Director of MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Limited.

Cameron focuses on the Transaction Services and interfaces with his colleagues who specialise in Mergers and Acquisitions. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 and has been a Partner with MacIntyre Hudson for more than 20 years; following 14 years experience with PWC and KPMG mainly on due diligence and investigations.  He is referred to on all matters concerning Corporate Finance by partners of MacIntyre Hudson LLP, Bankers, Solicitors and other firms for whom he advises.

He has broad experience of advising on business strategy and planning.  He regularly is involved in business sales, acquisitions, restructuring, re-financings, developments, fundraisings and investigating targets with a view to advising on price and negotiations.  He has a breadth of knowledge of fund raisings encompassing full prospectus, private placings, investment advertisements, through to bank and other sources of finance.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group