As professionals in our industry we often partner with professionals with like-minded philosophies where our solutions are complementary — and the financial profession is one such area.
Due to the kinds of matters and the types of clients that call upon Vestige for our expert Forensic Assessment/Auditing Services, there is a wide crossover with the financial profession. As such, a number of finance and accounting professionals that we work with routinely bring us in to work hand-in-hand with them to solve complex issues on the table for their client. We are happy to work side-by-side in an informal partnership which seamlessly addresses your client’s needs or to run with a project based solely off of a referral. We of course like to reciprocate that partnership when opportunities present themselves.
How Vestige helps CPAs, Accountants and Audit Professionals
Financial & Fraud Investigations
Vestige has been able to assist CPAs, accounting firms and audit professionals during White-Collar Crime: Financial and Fraud investigations. Our team works well with forensic accounting services to gain access to relevant data. We often can take on some of the heavy data analysis including processing large data sets, database querying & building, statistical analysis, trend analysis and other investigative work. At the end of our Digital Investigation we are able to turn data into intelligence.
Performing an IT Assessment can be an overwhelming task, fortunately our team here at Vestige is skilled with SSAE 16 (formerly SAS70) components that are IT-related. Our experience and strict adherence to standards allow us to adequately assist with accessing and analyzing both structured and unstructured data.
Internal Audit Services
It’s common for organization’s to have Internal Financial Auditors in place, but often times they do not have the requisite expertise on the IT Auditing side. If your organization’s Internal Audit Department does not have someone designated as an IT Auditor to perform Technical Reviews, considering outsourcing this to Vestige. We specialize in this area. Click this link to learn more about Vestige’s Internal Audit Services.
Disputes & Other Unforeseen Circumstances
The value to bringing in Vestige when a dispute arises is that we can provide an unbiased assessment. Often we are brought in to deal with asset identification based upon electronic evidence for use in valuations for Domestic Disputes, Shareholder Disputes or other similar circumstances where unbiased, accurate source information is required to complete an adequate valuation. We have also been able to lock-down and secure our client’s IT systems either proactively to improve security or reactively when the client is faced with some event (e.g. data breach, high-level termination, loss of IT support, incident response/cybercrime/hack-in, litigation, etc.).
Contact Us today to discuss how Vestige can assist with your Digital Forensic, CyberSecurity or E-Discovery needs.