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Accounting Investigations & Performance Fraud
JMW can provide pertinent and timely advice for individuals and businesses on any issues that can arise regarding accounting investigations and performance fraud. We are highly experienced in this highly intricate area of law and can provide the expert assistance you need if you are the subject of an investigation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
JMW provides various services for businesses accused of any accounting wrongdoing or performance fraud. For instance, we can:
- Provide written and oral representations to the required professional body
- Take part in settlement discussions
- Prepare responses to ACCA or the ICAEW
- Provide representation at disciplinary hearings
- Respond to information requests
Performance fraud can involve the manipulation of results to achieve key performance indicators (KPIs). KPIs are used by many businesses to drive results, and their introduction may motivate some people to try and manipulate the figures. If your business has been accused of such manipulation, we can provide the legal assistance you need to help fight the charges levelled against you.
Why Choose JMW?
Our accounting investigation solicitors have the experience and knowledge to help you best defend yourself or your business against any allegations of wrongdoing in this area. Our professional, diligent approach will involve careful analysis of all evidence provided to us, which, combined with your instructions, will enable us to build the strongest possible defence.
We have well-established links with specialist accountants in this field. Consideration needs to be given on how best to resolve matters of this nature by putting the needs of the client first, and we can provide initial advice at this stage. In order to assist this process, specialist practitioners need to be brought on board to help in the identification of the actual 'evidence'.
If you are the subject of an investigation, we will provide advice and assistance throughout the proceedings, ensuring you are well positioned to respond to the allegations as best you can and allowing you to get on with the day to day running of your business.
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