Fraud & Forensic

Despite statements to the contrary, the truth is that all businesses are vulnerable to fraud. The most recent Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Report to the Nations, which is a global study of fraud estimates, declared that businesses lose 5% of revenues each year to fraud.

At HW&Co., our professionals hold certifications including Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). We help clients in a variety of ways from preventing fraud from occurring to assessing and aiding in recovery from the damage a fraud created.

Who We Serve

  • Small businesses
  • Foundations
  • Behavioral Health Agencies
  • Social Service Organizations



Our Services

Our team strives to help you to understand the risks of doing business. At HW&Co. we understand that the highest contributing factor of fraud is a lack of internal controls, particularly at small businesses. We can help you bring closure to your situation, with expertise and quality service all while recovering your assets and peace of mind.

Fraud Prevention
Fraud Investigation
Litigation Support & Recovery

We excel in Fraud Prevention by providing:

  • Assistance and monitoring the assessment of business risk
  • Anti-fraud policies
  • Internal control review and recommendations for improvement
  • Financial data extraction and analysis
  • Tip hotlines and formal tip policies
  • Safeguarding of records
  • Cost/effectiveness analysis
  • Fraud prevention best practices
  • Training on anti-fraud measures
  • Internal control implementation and testing
  • Whistleblower systems
  • Physical safeguarding of assets
  • Computer system analysis for weakness

Our Fraud Investigation strengths include:

  • Incident management protocol
  • Determination of extent of fraud
  • Preservation of evidence
  • Calculation of damages

We assist with Litigation Support & Recovery through:

  • Expert witness report and testimony
  • Stockholder/partner business disputes
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Accounting malpractice disputes
  • Insurance and surety bond claims
  • Business recovery plan development
  • Claims analysis and review

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