Investigative and Forensic Accounting

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Thomas Claassen CPA ABV CFE CFF (Pittsburgh), Thomas Pratt CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA (Pittsburgh)

Forensic accounting is a specialty that applies established accounting concepts and techniques in the investigation of criminal matters and white-collar crime. Schneider Downs’ forensic accounting specialists analyze, interpret, summarize and present complex financial issues in a clear and usable format for your purposes.  

Diversified Experience and Commitment to Confidentiality

Our specialists include accredited Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), who combine the skills of a private investigator and accountant with a proven business background. These forensic professionals investigate a wide range of allegations regarding fraud and white-collar crime. Our CFEs have years of diversified financial and business operations experience, and their familiarity with the legal process enables them to identify irregularities and potential concerns within your organization. They are skilled in taking statements, assembling evidence, writing reports and testifying in court. During investigations, they maintain complete confidentiality.

By understanding our clients’ objectives, our specialists are able to quantify the potential losses incurred, and design and implement internal accounting and management controls for loss prevention and risk management.