Forensics, Fraud, Investigative and Dispute Resolution Services

Avant Advisory Group provides financial forensics, fraud, investigative and dispute resolution services as a core competency service to complement our advisory specialization in the areas of turnarounds and restructuring, merger and acquisition due diligence, and interim CFO and C-suite services. We provide the objectivity, credibility, dimension and depth of experience, industry knowledge, and manpower resources to effectively and cost-efficiently perform forensic and fraud investigations and analyses.

Avant employs a team of professionals who have earned the highest credentials and specialty certifications to ensure maximum expertise in service to our clients.

Specialized designations and expertise of our professionals include:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Forensic CPA
  • Certified Fraud Specialist
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • PhD
  • SOX-defined “financial expert”
  • Court recognized consulting and testifying expert
  • Licensed private investigator
  • Former CFOs, C-suite executives, and members of boards of directors

Our credentialed experts with years of experience in Big 4 CPA audit firms, our reputation and solid track record of forensic accounting and fraud examinations performed on behalf of private equity firms, banks and alternative lenders, boards of directors, law firms, and other stakeholders make us inherently qualified to meet the needs of our clients. Avant provides:

Forensic and fraud investigations and analyses in the areas of:

  • Post-acquisition dispute analysis
  • Financial statement misrepresentations
  • Lender services, e.g., collateral investigations
  • Misappropriation of assets
  • Bribery, kickback, and conflict-of- interest investigations
  • Analysis for, and negotiations with regulatory bodies
  • Civil and criminal investigations

When providing litigation support, we advise counsel on:

  • Fraudulent financial reporting
  • Alleged violations of accounting principles
  • Restatements of financial statements
  • Management fraud
  • Embezzlements
  • SEC investigations
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Investigating and documenting case facts
  • Interviewing professionals and evaluating documentation
  • Analyzing a company’s performance before, during, and after the applicable period
  • Assisting with development of and response to complaints, interrogatories and document requests
  • Assistance with deposition of key witnesses and opposing experts
  • Preparation of expert reports and providing expert testimony

From the courtroom to the boardroom Avant’s experts are recognized in their respective fields. The firm assembles one or more professionals, as needed, with unmatched credentials, skills, and experience in fraud investigations, auditing, dispute consulting, financial accounting and reporting, financial due diligence, and expert testimony. We analyze complex business transactions, reconstruct lost audit trails, uncover hidden truths, and explain what really happened.