Our passion for preventing and investigating fraud drives our professional advisors. Consequently, all of our advisory services concern or have some relationship with financial fraud.

Independent Corporate Monitoring

Artifice professionals can serve as independent corporate monitors and/or provide support services to a monitor engaged by a company pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), non-prosecution agreement (NPA), administrative agreement and/or plea agreement with the government.  We can also act as a receiver pursuant to governmental action or provide support services to a receiver. Learn more…

General Fraud Investigations

We combine traditional investigative experience with advanced forensic accounting techniques to identify the scope, modus operandi, participants, knowledgeable parties, internal control failures, and other relevant information related to alleged corporate fraud and/or misconduct. We also analyze the financial statement impact of fraud, as well as determine improvements to corporate compliance programs and internal controls to help protect against future misconduct. Learn more…

SEC and Other Regulatory Investigation

We help reporting companies respond and react to SEC and other regulatory enforcement investigations/inquiries related to financial reproting and internal control matters where significant and complex accounting expertise is required. Learn more…

You need tailored, customized solutions to your financial fraud problems and concerns. Let us put our passion and experience to work for you. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.

Export Controls, Compliance and Investigations

We conduct assessments of compliance programs, systems and controls, perform mandated independent audits and reactive internal investigations concerning an entity’s compliance with rules administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and foreign and/or multilateral agencies. This includes rules under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Learn more…

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Artifice assesses corporate compliance programs, internal controls and FCPA risks as well as book- and recordkeeping associated with FCPA compliance. We analyze exposure to corporate prosecution pursuant to criminal and regulatory guidelines. We perform proactive audits to search for FCPA red flags and provide third-party or merger & acquisition related due diligence.  We utilize our forensic accounting and investigative experience to assist counsel as part of an investigative team in response to allegations of corruption. Learn more…

Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

We offer proactive and reactive services concerning BSA/AML compliance within financial institutions and other companies required to comply with the PATRIOT Act (e.g, broker-dealers, insurance companies, hedge funds, gaming companies, etc.).  Learn more…

Fraud Vulnerability and Risk Assessments

We assess an entity’s general environment and internal controls as they relate to the prevention and detection of internal and external fraud. We combine our broad knowledge of typical fraud schemes with a creative ability to reverse-engineer possible fraud schemes within a specific organization to help our clients understand how fraud could happen to them or, in some cases, how fraud has happened to them. Identified weak areas can be tested for abuse and we can provide reasonable recommendations for remedial measures to strengthen and improve controls and mitigate fraud risk. Our professionals focus on utilizing an entity’s current resources as much as possible to make these improvements and our recommendations always balance the benefit of additional risk protection against the costs of remediation. Learn more…

“Forensic” Compliance Program Assessments

We help companies assess the design and effectiveness of their corporate compliance programs against the factors that government prosecutors and regulators use to determine corporate responsibility for any illegal actions of employees, agents or others. Our experience in this area includes:

  • Helping companies in various industries assess their corporate compliance program as one component in a reactive internal investigation;
  • Providing advice and training related to the remediation or the design and implementation of corporate compliance programs;
  • Serving as an independent corporate monitor responsible for, among other things, assessment and on-going oversight of a corporate compliance program; and
  • Assessing corporate compliance programs on behalf of the government in determining corporate responsibility for criminal acts in accordance with the United States Attorneys’ Manual and United States Sentencing Guidelines.

Learn more…

Professional Training

We develop and deliver CPE/CLE eligible training focused on fraud and forensic accounting issues. Our offerings include standard programs for broad-based facilitation and custom programs specific to a particular entity’s business, industry, risks and needs.  Learn more…

  We developed our customized advisory services with your needs in mind.
Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.