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Internal Investigations

Experienced Professionals Conduct Effective Internal Investigations

Culture is a powerful force, influencing individuals for better or for worse. Unfortunately, organizational leaders don’t often recognize the power of their corporate culture or exercise their authority to improve it. As a result, subcultures form within an organization, many of which induce what we call ‘deviant behavior.’ This phrase refers to various acts or omissions that negatively impact an individual’s performance, productivity, and ethics. As a leader in your organization, you may be aware of business issues, such as profits that lag inexplicably behind projections, a backlog of HR complaints, poor office morale, drops in productivity, increased absenteeism, and poor staff retention, but are unsure of their cause. You might think that a single reported incident is just a one-off when it’s the tip of the iceberg.

These business issues could be caused by deviant behavior in your organization. Not following company policies and acting with integrity can result in fraud, mistreatment of employees by superiors, sexual harassment, discrimination, and other issues that can raise significant legal issues for you. Understanding the true scope and depth of the problem often requires a detailed internal investigation. That’s when it’s time to call North American Forensic Accounting.

Our corporate investigative team has extensive experience getting to the root causes of problems that undermine the success of companies large and small. We can plan, lead, and conduct professional investigations that your HR department might not be equipped to handle. As a neutral third party, we can put fresh eyes on the situation at your company. Using well-honed interview skills and proprietary diagnostic tools, we get to the heart of the matter and help guide you in taking corrective actions.

Proven investigators tackle a wide variety of internal problems

Problems occur within an organization when it hires unethical people or allows a negative culture to corrupt good people. This leads to deviant behavior that can damage a company’s reputation and profitability. At NAFA, we know how and why deviant behavior occurs and how to identify its source. We’ve performed investigations involving bribery, embezzlement, kickbacks, and theft of assets such as cash and inventory. We’ve also worked closely with HR departments to investigate and resolve issues involving discrimination, sexual harassment, abusive treatment of subordinates, and various violations of company policy. Our clients have relied on us to:

  • Lead internal investigations, with oversight by in-house counsel
  • Employ state-of-the-art investigative techniques to identify the nature, scope, and extent of the issues
  • Gather physical and electronic evidence of wrongdoing by bad actors
  • Identify root causes of issues and advise on preventative measure that can be taken to reduce occurrences
  • Coordinate our work effectively with their HR, Internal Audit, Compliance, Security and IT functions and external legal counsel
  • Communicate our conclusions in written reports along with executive briefings to stakeholders
  • Share our professional knowledge on ethics programs, risks and controls, and red flags of fraud with internal teams to help them strengthen their culture of ethics and compliance

When you consult with NAFA, you can rely on us to work closely with your team, to operate within set parameters for the investigation, and to demonstrate the utmost respect for your people and your organization.

Discretion when you need it most

At NAFA, we understand that investigations often involve sensitive matters, high-profile employees, and confidential materials. Certified investigators must comply with the code of conduct and standards of our profession. Thus, we conduct our work with the utmost tact, discretion, and professionalism.

Contact North American Forensic Accounting for highly skilled investigative services

North American Forensic Accounting has certified experts to help with your company’s internal investigations. Call us at 1-888-516-8476 or 717-273-8626 or contact one of our offices online to schedule an appointment. With offices in Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania, NAFA serves organizations throughout the United States.