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Fraud Investigation

Eliminate the Impossible…

Fraud is on the rise and hits small businesses especially hard. Total losses due to fraud in the United States amount to nearly $1 trillion annually.

Ideally, your organization should have strong internal controls to prevent fraud, as well as clear policies for deterrence and procedures for detection. If your fraud protection program isn’t what it should be, you might find that the numbers on the balance sheet don’t add up. Could your business be a victim of embezzlement, property theft or other fraud?

There’s one sure way to find out: Call in YHB’s certified Forensic Accounting Team. In addition to having undergone specialized training and using sophisticated software and data-mining techniques, our professionals have investigated countless fraud cases for businesses of all types, both small and large. So we know what to look for and how to document fraudulent activity. YHB can also show you how to prevent it from occurring — or recurring.

Our forensic team has an exceptionally deep knowledge of industry regulations and issues acquired through continuing professional education and active involvement in the below associations:

So, if you suspect fraud — or you would like to minimize its likelihood — give us a call. We offer a full range of fraud-related services, including:

  • Fraud detection and investigation
  • Documentation of fraud for prosecution
  • Internal controls review
  • Fraud prevention consulting, training, and policies
  • Periodic monitoring of financial information for possible fraud
  • Development of corporate compliance and fraud prevention programs
  • Tracking of assets, funds, and proceeds
  • Expert testimony regarding findings

Contact us when you need to sleuth it out.

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Jennifer Files
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About Jennifer

Jennifer joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 2003 and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a member of numerous organizations within the community, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and is also on the Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association.

Experience

Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of audit, tax, and consulting engagements for clients across many industries. She continues to lead our clients Single Audit compliance, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and governmental audit needs. Since discovering her passion for internal controls and fraud prevention, she has performed numerous forensic accounting and litigation support engagements, including conducting forensic analysis and investigation and interviews of witnesses and potential persons of interest. Working in conjunction with YHB’s niche specialists, she is able to assist with internal control, fraud and litigation support needs across various industries.

Expertise

She enjoys working with clients to identify deficiencies in their internal control environment, to find efficiencies in their processes, and to help clients defend and protect their bottom line.  Jennifer specializes in the design and implementation of internal controls to help prevent fraud. Because of her specialized knowledge, Jennifer is often invited to speak to audiences regarding internal controls, fraud and forensic accounting. She has expanded her expertise by becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Approach

Every client, every company, every control environment is unique. Jennifer takes the time to thoroughly understand her client’s needs and objectives. The result is a customized solution. No two businesses (or fraud cases) are alike, and for that reason, no two internal control structures should be either.