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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Payne Financial Forensics brings a team of seasoned financial professionals to assist counsel and their clients, financial institutions and other entities in matters involving fraud, abuse, impropriety, bankruptcy and insolvency. Our professionals' credentials include: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor.

Our professionals have assisted counsel and clients on various bankruptcy litigation matters, including fraudulent transfer and preference litigation matters, where we have used our accounting and investigative experience to obtain positive outcomes for our clients. We have broad experience in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation, including consultation on case strategy, assistance with discovery, analysis of data, communication with vendors and customers, preparation of reports, and testimony. We have also conducted investigations into financial matters of both financially distressed and bankrupt entities, working directly with Trustees and Examiners.

We have extensive experience performing investigations into management's conduct, appropriateness of financial reporting and other issues for financially distressed and bankrupt entities. We have been called upon to perform a variety of services in this capacity, including the following:

  • Investigation into allegations of management misconduct or fraud
  • Identification of concealed assets
  • Tracing of funds and transactions
  • Cash flow forecasting and modeling
  • Assistance with financial and operational reporting

Payne Financial Forensics professionals have served in many capacities in the bankruptcy arena including servicing as financial advisors, consultants and accountants, as well as assisting trustees and receivers in both in and out of court proceedings.

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations
Payne Financial Forensics
professionals are trained and experienced to conduct professional and thorough forensic investigations necessary to unravel the most complex and intricate frauds and schemes. We have worked on engagements throughout the U.S. in a variety of industries. In addition, we have qualified as experts and provided testimony in a variety of matters.

Payne Financial Forensics professionals are highly skilled and trained in the investigative process and are adept at performing the following tasks:

  • Conducting fraud and internal investigations
  • Isolating acts of fraud and impropriety
  • Tracing of transactions and flow of funds
  • Interpreting financial and business records
  • Conducting interviews and obtaining written statements
  • Documenting and quantifying losses resulting from fraud and impropriety.
  • Assisting counsel and clients with recovery efforts
  • Working with law enforcement agencies and assisting in criminal prosecutions
  • Conducting organizational reviews and identifying areas of risk
  • Implementing fraud prevention measures

We have assisted legal counsel, publicly traded and privately held companies and not-for-profit entities in many forensic and investigatory matters. Our experience includes the following areas:

  • Asset Misappropriation
  • Employee theft and impropriety
  • Financial Statement Fraud/Fraudulent Financial Reporting
  • Vendor and customer fraud
  • Embezzlement

Litigation Support
Our professionals have a wealth of experience providing litigation support services and expert witness testimony in all types of civil litigation. Our credentialed financial professionals include Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners and professionals who are Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA. We have significant experience assisting counsel and clients in all phases of the litigation process, both as testifying and consulting experts.

Payne Financial Forensics professionals have assisted counsel and their clients in the following areas:

  • Calculation of economic damages and lost profits
  • Discovery assistance – including assistance with discovery requests, interrogatories and deposition preparation
  • Interpretation of financial, accounting and other business records
  • Re-creation of financial and accounting records
  • Development of financial models
  • Review and evaluation of auditor workpapers
  • Providing written reports in accordance with Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Providing oral testimony, both in deposition and at trial
  • Assistance with settlement negotiations

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