The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous gangsters. Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”, but when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.
This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.
By Kevin Shergold, Vijay Rathour, Nick Rich The reality of modern investigative practice is a tsunami of data, and less time or budget to get to the truth than ever before. Traditional linear review, even augmented by full text search, is no longer adequate for the task. How machine learning works Fortunately, computer hardware has advanced to the point where it can support machine learning – software that uses statistical techniques to enable progressively improved performance on a specific task such as, ‘of […]
By Chris Laverty, Shaun O’Callaghan and Alex Ellerton Lenders must consider business viability a priority when identifying the impact of impending market and regulatory challenges. Here are three areas to watch…