Corporate fraud and misconduct represent an ever present threat to businesses, stakeholders, and the public in general. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports on the real cost of organizational fraud to businesses. According to the 2014 Global Fraud Study, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse,” such costs to a business may represent 5% of the organization’s annual revenue with a median loss of $145,000. Small businesses are disproportionately victimized relative to larger corporations, which have the wherewithal to pay for greater anti-fraud controls. White-collar crimes often go undetected entirely or for extended periods of time and may result in significant loss to the affected organization.
The professionals at Epps Forensic Consulting are well suited to assist businesses in addressing these risks. Whether it is assisting to identify inherent risks as part of a fraud risk assessment, mapping preventative controls or testing controls, our experts have the experience and training to help businesses prevent fraud losses. If, on the other hand, a fraud loss is already suspected or has been detected, Epps Forensic Consulting’s experts are ready to provide discreet and timely investigations into suspected fraud and accounting irregularities. Also, our experience working for both law enforcement agencies and criminal defense attorneys promotes accurate and convincing reports on our findings.