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FORENSIC TECHNOLOGY

Businesses are increasingly reliant on internet access every single day. While being convenient, it also can leave them susceptible to fraud. At Inquesta, we have access to the most up-to-date forensic technology to assist with all investigations.

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Why Forensic Accounting Technology is Important

Forensic accounting technology is designed to make the job of a forensic accountant easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective. Increased reliance on technology means that accountants no longer need to spend their days rifling through boxes of disorganised paperwork, and can now focus more of their attention on the intricacies of other, more important areas of the case.

While this does not completely negate having to analyse physical documentation, particularly when working with some more traditional workplaces, the rise of technology makes it possible to analyse data in a significantly shorter amount of time than could have been done before. 

Lost or deleted evidence can be retrieved and extracted to be used in court, relevant documents can be keyword-searched to save time, evidence can all be shared with colleagues in seconds no matter where they are. 

This increasing reliance on forensic technology is exactly why all forensic accountants today are required to have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of up-to-date technology and softwares that can be utilised to make their job more efficient and cost-effective for clients.

How Forensic Technology Works

Computers and mobile phones with internet access are commonplace in the corporate environment, with each one containing data that could prove vital during a forensic accounting investigation. Forensic technology gives forensic accountants access to this key information quickly and seamlessly. 

While modernisation with technology is excellent for making companies more agile and efficient, it can also leave them susceptible to fraud. In addition, it may give potential fraudsters extra ways to conceal their actions amongst the sheer amount of data that a business may possess.

Forensic Technology Services

The forensic technology services that we offer to each and every client we work with are:

  • Data mapping 
  • Defensible forensic data collection
  • Data Analytics 
  • Forensic image analysis 
  • Processing/hosting of data 
  • Consultation on new technologies
  • Data interrogation 
  • Archival Data Restoration 
  • Expert Witness Statements

We have amassed a great deal of expertise in guiding our clients through whatever their case may be, using only the latest training and technology.

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We provide an all-encompassing and efficient service. Our team of forensic accountants have access to the most up-to-date forensic technology, to meet the specific needs of every one of our clients.

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The Forensic Information Technology Process

The forensic information technology process is designed to streamline an investigation. It is intended to provide a clear, step by step run through; from uncovering vital evidence, through to preservation and documentation, and finally, to analysis and presentation of this potentially key evidence.

How Our Forensic Technology Consultants Can Help

Internet access is routinely used across the corporate world. Every worker will use devices like computers and mobiles, all with access to the internet, and all storing data and information. 

This data and information stored on technology can be key to unlocking a high stakes case of fraud or misconduct.  

At Inquesta, we have all the latest technology, and a team of specialist forensic accountants that are dedicated to their craft. This means we are able to provide you with an unmatched service, and make sure that all evidence is found and presented efficiently and effectively. 

The best interests of our clients are at the forefront of everything we do, so you can be confident you are dealing with a company that will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of the best possible results.

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Meet the expert team at Inquesta ready to use the latest forensic technology to assist you with whatever you need.

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Rob Miller

Director of Forensic Accounting

A co-founder of Inquesta, Rob Miller is a chartered accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and a Practising Member of The Academy of Experts.

With decades of experience in providing specialist forensic accounting services, Rob has been instructed to assist with numerous cases — such as financial investigations, criminal defence and confiscation proceedings, commercial and contractual disputes, valuation matters, and much more besides. He has acted on behalf of claimants, defendants, and as a single joint expert.

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Noreen Iqbal

Forensics Director

An ACCA-qualified accountant with over a decade of experience acting as a Senior Forensic Accountant within accounts and audit-focused roles. She is vastly experienced in forensic, external and internal auditing, and accounts, having worked at a senior level on a number of high-profile cases across multiple jurisdictions. Her work includes aspects of fraud, money laundering, tracing of funds exercise, and reviewing financial statements.

FAQs

The world of technology is always changing, with new and more efficient discoveries being made all the time. This of course presents a unique challenge for forensic accounting investigators, as it could give fraudsters even more opportunities to conceal their actions. Keeping abreast of the latest developments nullifies this threat.

Forensic technology can have a substantial impact on a forensic accounting investigation. It enables investigators to have access to essential data quickly and efficiently, while closing potential loopholes and exploits that fraudsters may have been using.

Absolutely. With an increasing reliance on new software and programs, forensic technology’s importance is growing exponentially.

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