Forensic Accounting

Hunting the numbers

Forensic Accounting

When you need certainty in the financial information of your case you can rely on our team of qualified accounting professionals to astutely follow the information to arrive at facts you can rely upon. Drawing on over 20 years of public practice experience, the team at Cyberwise has an acute awareness of out-of-band transactions and indicators of abnormality. We draw on experience as previously engaged forensic accounts to understand the importance of this task, and the requirement that the presentation of information must be complete, and leave no doubt.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and addressing all matters in regard to the scope. We know what we are looking for, and can liaise with the other party representatives to obtain further information, and have previously been engaged to assist on a variety of cases:

  • Embezzlement
  • Marriage Breakdown
  • Corporate Financial Data Integrity & Validation
  • Inter-Entity Disputes

Regardless of your accounting system, staff numbers or issue, we can draw on all experiences and knowledge to deliver you a confidential service that can provide certainty with your requirements.

How we can help?

  • Accounting Standards
    Accounting Standards

    There is always a trace. Accounting is based on the double-entry standard, and therefore for every transaction there must be a corresponding one. Being able to follow this thread is critical.

  • Data Verification
    Data Verification

    The data needs to be verifiable. Simply locating the transactions is only half of the exercise. All data must be able to validated as having occurred. Having an understanding of how this occurs is of critical importance.

  • Understanding Local Compliance Requirements
    Understanding Local Compliance Requirements

    Taxation and accounting is still governed by legislative requirements and regulations. Understanding these can assist an investigation, as legitimate taxation strategies, versus abnormal and unorthodox transactions worthy of further questioning.

  • Multi Dimensional
    Multi Dimensional

    Understanding the nuances and audit trails of accounting software solutions is necessary. Each system has unique characteristics and methods for recording information, and having an understanding of this can provide significant data for the investigation.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am just an individual who needs assistance, can Cyberwise still help me?

    Absolutely! We assist anyone and everyone, with experience assisting high profile / wealth individuals improve their online security and anonymity to reduce the possibility of future attacks. We offer one-on-one training, and bespoke solution deployment. Regardless of what you need Cyberwise can assist you, no matter your size.

    We also can assist in time critical and senstive incidents, where increased security and anonymity is required urgently and descretely (such as domestic violence victims). We have the strictest confidentiality protocols as part of our engagement process.

  • What makes a strong password?

    We recommend pass-phrases, a series of words that mean something to you, that you can remember but cannot be easily guessed or attacked by a bad actor.

    Passwords are still very popular, and are not going anywhere, so when you are setting a password we recommend three simple rules: complex, unique and long. Complex means using non-alpha-numeric characters as a part of your password; unique means making sure your password is a single-use password and does not appear in multiple locations; finally, the longer the password the better (aim for at least 12 characters...but as long as you can). While these features of a strong password can seem overwhelming, a password manager can assist in achieving these critical password security features.

  • What does the anonymity service you offer mean and do?

    The Internet is essentially a 'public open space' and with the volume of information freely available we specialise in helping clients protect future versions of themselves by taking additional preventative measures from the outset. No, we will not help you hide any illegal activities, but what we can assist you with is:

    • Limit the amount of personably identifiable information available on you, and teach you about this.
    • Using Australian entity structures to generate a layer of anonymity.
    • Assist, and train in the use of privacy focussed applications and operating systems.
    • Replace existing daily processes with more anonymous and secure methods (such as disposable credit card payment options).

    Adding anonymity to online and daily activities is a key component of the Cyberwise service model, and something the team is very passionate about.

  • What are Notifiable Data Breaches?

    If you deal in personably identifiable information you may be subject to the Privacy Act, and in which case should you suffer an attack / leak / breach and such information is exposed you may be required to disclose this information to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, and to your clients, as part of the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) regime.

    We have extensive experience in the NDB, and specialise in assisting micro-business navigate this area, and ensure compliance (whilst putting countermeasures in place to limit risks and attacks).

Forensic Accounting Help

Send us an email to [email protected] and one of our friendly team members will be in touch to assist further.

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