Investigations

Our Strategy

During investigations, our forensic experts pursue a proven four-pronged strategy:

  • minimising business disruptions, financial loss and reputational damage
  • identifying the perpetrators and uncovering actionable evidence
  • tracing and retrieving stolen/missing assets to as great an extent as possible, and
  • recommending and/or implementing effective remedial action to prevent future problems.

Our work requires us to:

Establish the key facts of any given situation and deliver findings and evidence in a manner that allows the implementation of recovery and remedial action. We help you to manage the interests of third parties, whether they are customers or suppliers, regulators or law enforcement agencies.

Our work requires us to: Investigate Establish the key facts of any given situation and deliver findings and evidence in a manner that allows the implementation of recovery and remedial action. We help you to manage the interests of third parties, whether they are customers or suppliers, regulators or law enforcement agencies. Analyse Understand the facts in context. By drawing upon our deep technical and industry knowledge we are able to quantify potential issues, help you consider the wider implications of any misappropriation, theft or financial crime and provide practical support and advice in developing a strategic response.

Any stakeholder to the business may have an interest in the outcome of an investigation. Whether dealing with law enforcement agencies, regulators or other parties we are able to assist in managing your position and the preparation of your case. Should remediation be required, we bring expertise from across our firm to assist in changing and strengthening processes and controls.

 

Some of the triggers in your organisation

  • Internal audit reports indicate discrepancies/concerns
  • Unexpected financial losses
  • Write-offs or failure to collect receivables or loans when due
  • Financial collapse of a business partner (supplier, joint venture)
  • Tips from whistle-blower hotlines have been received

 

Value we deliver

  • Greater agility and faster access to key facts by applying data-driven approaches and tools to mine documents and records
  • Depth of investigator experience as it relates to fraud
  • Access to sector, technology, accounting and tax expertise
  • Insight into current developments in fraud, regulation and economic crime

 

Contact us

Trevor Hills
Partner , PwC South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 797 5526
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