Fraud has serious consequences for organizations operating in an international business environment. In such an environment, organizations are operating under serious pressure, competition is stiff and margins are tight. This, in conjunction with trying to adapt to unfamiliar legal systems, conventions and specific political circumstances, can make doing business in an international environment very difficult. There is therefore much depending on whether an organization can win a contract, obtain a licence or market a product in good time.
The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is PRAETOR FORENSIC AUDITING’S specialist investigating and litigating unit tackling the top level of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption.
The SFIO investigates and litigates serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption.
Most organizations do not have a comprehensive approach to preventing and deterring fraud, bribery and corruption. In fact, most companies don’t think about fraud until they experience one. When fraud occurs, they go into crisis mode, investigate and try to resolve the fraud, and then wait until another fraud occurs. The SFIO helps private and public organizations identity the nature and extent of fraud and deliver appropriate remedies to establish a more comprehensive approach to preventing and deterring fraud.
In order to prevent, deter and mitigate Corporate Fraud, organizations have to (a) assess their corporate fraud risk, (b) set-up and strengthen their corporate fraud risk management systems and (c) investigate allegations and indication of corporate risk.
The SFIO combines specialist knowledge and years of experience in the various disciplines of compliance, monitoring and enforcement. It provides the services required to help private and public organizations identity the nature and extent of fraud and deliver appropriate remedies: Fraud Risk Assessment, Fraud Risk Management, Fraud Investigations, Compliance Assistance, Integrity Due Diligence, Forensic Business Intelligence, Litigation, Negotiation and Reputation Management.
The SFIO leverages proven methodologies, as well as innovative and proprietary technologies, to identify relevant investigative and dispute resolution evidence in a timely and credible manner.