Gordon Ainger of Eales & Mackenzie
Mention figures to some people and their eyes glaze over. I have seen it with some clients: an inability to process financial information. For forensic accountants, its their daily routine. Getting someone who can crunch the figures is invaluable. A forensic accountant can explain questionable transactions, point you in a new direction of enquiry, help find the trail of missing moneys, and assist you to collate the evidence which is required once in a court setting. Courts, and lawyers, act on evidence, not allegations, hunches or guesswork, so the assistance of forensic accountants is incalculable. They can help you prove what you have always suspected concerning financial mismanagement or missing moneys in a manner a judge can take into account, or conversely, put your mind at ease by demonstrating that nothing untoward has occurred. The evidence they produce can help clients unravel complicated structures and so help people get what they are actually entitled to.