Digging into the Background of Company Owners and Executives

Have you ever wanted or needed to do a background check on an owner or executive of a company? If you’re considering investing in a public or private company, you may want to find out information on the people who started the company, those who currently own it, and those …

Creative Accounting or Financial Statement Fraud?

Companies engaged in financial statement fraud sometimes use creative phrases to legitimize or cover up what they’re doing. Examples include: Aggressive accounting – We’re following the rules, but pushing the limits to make the financial statements look as good as possible. Earnings management – We’re doing our best to “manage” …

Income Included in Spousal Support Calculations

What sources of income are commonly included when calculating spousal support in a divorce case? While the specifics vary by jurisdiction, in general the courts will commonly consider: wages, investment income, business income, rental income, and royalties. Tracy talks in this video about why it is important to have a …

Bankruptcy Services Provided by a Forensic Accountant

In this short video, Tracy talks about some of the services a forensic accountant could provide in a bankruptcy case. These services could include: Tracing of funds through bank accounts Looking for hidden income and assets Evaluating expenditures to determine whether they were proper (as it relates to the bankruptcy) …