Forensics

We assist clients with complex problems providing clarity, insight and solutions...
About Horwath Forensics
  • Horwath Forensics has been operating since 2005 as an independent firm of specialised Chartered Accountants and financial analysts, operating in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Horwath Forensics was established as an independent private company, allowing it to operate without audit or regulatory conflicts. We offer clients a team equipped with extensive local and international experience and a proven track record of success in many high-profile matters. We have four forensic Chartered Accountants on staff as well as experienced financial analysts, Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE’s) and data analysis experts. 

  • We also have access to leading tax and IFRS practitioners as well as expert cross-border assistance through the Horwath international network. 

  • Horwath Forensics provides ongoing services to a number of leading South African law firms and our track record includes numerous high-profile investigations (including white collar crime and insolvency investigations) on behalf of private and public companies, banks, financial institutions, as well as government departments and non-profit organisations.
About Horwath Transaction Services

Horwath Transactions Services is a division of Horwath Forensics. We offer a full range of business advisory and consulting services including financial, strategy, accounting and tax.


If you are an investor or funder in a business, you want to make sure that you are making the right acquisition.  Horwath Transaction Services can assist you in analysing and validating the financial, operational and strategic assumptions that you are making about the transaction through an objective financial due diligence and valuation process.


If you are a seller in a business, we can assist you with a valuation of your business, present  your financial and business model clearly to potential investors, negotiate the terms of sale, and assist with the relevant documentation and due diligence processes necessary for deal closure.
    

We use our extensive network to assist and match buyers and sellers of businesses. We also offer all these services to SME clients in a comprehensive ‘all-in-one’ package order to provide you with a cost effective product, full range of expertise and support while your business is growing.   

Services
Litigation and Transaction
Forensic Investigation
Expert Witness
Litigation and Transaction
Litigation and transaction

Litigation and Transaction Support Services

  • Dispute resolution services
  • Specialised financial due diligence services
  • FCPA due diligence assignments
  • Business valuations
  • Corporate finance
  • Advisory services
  • Damage calculations
  • Data mining, extraction and analysis
  • Assistance in marital dissolutions
Forensic Investigation
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Forensic Investigation Services

  • Investigating all aspects of fraud & corruption
  • Financial statement fraud investigations
  • Financial statement reconstruction
  • Procurement fraud investigations
  • Calculation of damages
  • Auditing flow of funds
  • Reckless trading analyses
  • Solvency analyses
  • Data mining, extraction and analysis
Expert Witness
Expert witness services

Expert Witness Services

  • Provision of expert witness testimony, including:
    - Expert witness reports
    - Evaluation of opposing claims
    - Evaluation of expert reports
    - Creation of trial exhibits
Our experience
  • Factual and commercial insolvency
  • Damages calculations
  • Database analysis
  • Money laundering
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Internal control breakdowns
  • Misstatement of financial statements
  • Debtors rolling schemes and billing scams
  • Alter ego (related party) schemes
  • Fraudulent transfer of assets
  • EFT payment fraud
  • Marital dissolution
  • Ponzi schemes 

Horwath Forensics assisted Finweek magazine with regard to their annual investigative report into bank charges. The report incorporates South Africa's big 4 retail banks, namely: FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank and ABSA.

Horwath Forensics has performed numerous forensic accounting matters for South Africa's leading firms of attorneys, banks and companies.

What sets out team apart
The right person for the job: Attention to detail begins by allocating the right expert to the job. Our fraud squad includes CA's that enjoy getting their hands dirty.
Rapid turnaround times: When money is at stake, time is always of the essence. We have the resources required to complete the job in the required time.
Independence: In a court of law or dispute situation, all parties can count on our complete objectivity and unbiased presentation of the facts.
Cost Effectiveness: Specialist skills are never cheap, but we have managed to keep costs down and offer clients market leading skills at market leading prices.
Depth of Experience: Our teams reputation has been earned both locally and internationally.
White Collar Crime

White Collar criminals rely on deception and the
manipulation of trust in order to illegally enrich
themselves, often causing severe financial damage
to victims. The majority of these frauds are committed
by employees, and statistics reveal that less than 10%
of perpetrators had been convicted of a previous crime.

       

To prevent or uncover such cases of white collar fraud, a company requires specialist accountants and financial analysts who possess an intimate understanding of accounting and legal processes.

Horwath Forensics is uniquely positioned to offer such specialist services to you and your company. Within our team, we have accumulated substantial experience from extensive financial and forensic accounting investigations across a variety of industries.

Service Leaders

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Ryan Sacks
Director
Horwath Forensics
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Terence Hatzkilson
Director
Horwath Forensics