Guardian Services

A complete approach to reducing the risk of financial fraud

Guardian was developed for organizations needing to address fraud issues after the fact; who want to reduce the risk of fraud; or both.   It is a cost effective and proven process combining complementary disciplines cultivated during the past decade by UHY Advisors' professionals:

  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Technology Assurance
  • eDiscovery
  • Forensic Accounting

Our qualifications include the technical knowledge associated with all aspects of fraud, along with experience in industries with a disproportionate degree of fraud risk:

  • Energy
    • Oilfield Services
    • Upstream 
    • Foreign Governments
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care 
  • High tech
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Utilities

The Guardian process is a virtuous circle, and can start at any point in the solution set:

Financial Fraud Prevention

This high level mitigation analysis independently examines chain of command, financial reporting and accounting, and other systemic issues which can breed fraud.  The outcome of this phase is a detailed management report, structured under COSO principals, which allow management to take the right actions to help avoid future fraud. 

Detection & Investigation

UHY Advisors professionals in eDiscovery and Forensic Accounting, using the latest tools and investigative best practices, can uncover instances of fraud, identify patterns of fraud, and provide the forensic accounting investigation to uncover “smoking guns”.   

Remediation

Our technology experts use many of the same disciplines for fraud as they do for public company SOX 404 technology assessments, and bring an uncommon depth of technical and industry insights to dynamic middle market companies.