Fraudulent actions within a small or large business can have significant repercussions. They can ultimately lead to the closure of a business or irreversible damage to an owner’s reputation.
With a ‘high-trust’ environment in New Zealand businesses, and the notion that many employees carrying out financial activities are solely responsible for the handling of finances, the temptation to deceive their employer is ever present. Often by the time the deception is identified, a significant amount of damage is already done – the financial viability of the business could be on a knife edge.
Business fraud in New Zealand annually extends into the millions.
We understand the stressful situation that can arise from a business owner’s potential inkling that something isn’t quite right. We will work quickly and effectively to ascertain if any doubt is substantiated. You can depend on the Nexia New Zealand team to be respectful, empathetic, professional and thorough in their investigation and forensic accounting undertakings. We will provide advice on areas of potential concern and strategies to minimise the temptation to employees.
How we can help
- Performing financial investigations and evaluating suspected fraud schemes
- Preparing fraud response plans, risk assessments, and designing appropriate controls
- Tracing assets arising from known or suspected fraud and other financial misconduct