The application of rigorous analysis and review within the agreed upon procedures to validate accuracy and identify any errors or exceptions.

Our forensic accounting services include:

  • Dispute advice
  • Quantification of loss
  • Analysis and reconstruction of accounting records
  • Witness testimony

Case studies

RSM was engaged to assist a client through their lawyers who were in dispute with its lender around the alleged debt owed. RSM reconstructed the accounts to quantify the debt owed and presented our findings to the client.

RSM was engaged by a government agency to examine alleged anomalies concerning the payments of employee entitlements. RSM reviewed, analysed and recalculated the employee entitlements applying the applicable business rules and policies to ascertain the shortfall.


  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Identifying and reviewing relevant data and documentation (e.g. accounting data, source or supporting documentation for transactions, policies/procedures, contracts, etc.), including fraud or forensic data analytics
  • Computer forensics of relevant data (e.g. emails and other records and communication)
  • Forensic intelligence or background checking
  • Inquiries with third parties (e.g. banks)
  • Tracing funds and assets
  • Liaising with law enforcement if required
  • Interviewing person(s) of interest or suspects
  • Preparing reports and/or a brief of evidence
  • Rules of evidence (gathering, admissibility, security, continuity)
  • Compliance with the law
  • Principles of procedural fairness and natural justice
  • Subject matter investigation competencies, licensing/ security clearance, professionalism
  • Legal and ethical avenues of investigation
  • Liaison with law enforcement where required
  • Factual findings reports and recommendations
  • Recovery avenues and internal controls remedial action advice


  • Fraud and corruption
  • Financial crime including money laundering
  • Code of conduct or integrity breaches
  • Bullying and harassment and other workplace issues
  • Security incidents including terrorism
  • Ethics breaches
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Compliance breach
  • Internal control weaknesses or exploitation
  • Confidential information or data breach
  • Environmental incidents