An auditing expert witness or consultant is knowledgeable in numerous facets of the financial and economic industries, generally, auditing refers to the act of investigating the financial background, including such areas as statements, accounts, records, and financial performances, of an individual, business, or other type of organization. Auditing consulting may be required by those involved in a lawsuit related to financial matters as a means of determining whether the individual(s) in question had, in fact, adhered to the rules and regulations of financial law.
Auditing expert witnesses have often worked as certified public accountants (CPA), as well as certified fraud examiners. Accounting fraud, whether it includes misrepresenting information regarding one’s taxes or any other type of financial deception, often results in an audit, which may lead to a potential court case. Other cases of accounting malpractice may involve mergers and acquisitions, securities, discrepancies in financial reporting, corporate governance, contractual breaches, valuation, bankruptcy, and other types of business and economic matters.
Aside from financial audits, the audits may also be conducted for the purpose of evaluating safety, information, or environmental concerns. Safety auditing expert witnesses may therefore be experienced with safety audits involving Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), industrial hygiene, construction safety, human factors and ergonomics, risk management, and incidents requiring accident investigation and reconstruction.
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