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Do you suspect there is a fraud occurring in your business? Do you know what to look for? There are many red flags, for example:

  • An employee that has control of more than one step in processing financial transactions;

  • Inventory levels that don't correlate to sales;

  • An employee's unexplained lifestyle change.

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), fraud costs the world one trillion dollars every year and the average cost for each incident of fraud is $160,000.

Fraud Investigation and forensic accounting services that are provided by Wessel Forensic Accounting include:

  • determination of whether fraud is occurring, has occurred, and how;

  • investigation of fraud with evidence collection that will stand up in court;

  • working with law enforcement and prosecutors;

  • addressing the weaknesses that allowed the fraud to occur;

  • expert testimony;

  • in civil and family court, working with attorneys for assistance with discovery;

risk management

Is your biz safe?

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Fraud prevention is much less costly than fraud investigation.

It requires the appropriate corporate culture and a strong internal control system. Wessel Forensic Accounting is as experienced in preventing fraud as detecting fraud.

Our mission is to minimize fraud risk for our clients through prevention and/or early detection. We help our clients establish the necessary “tone at the top” and design internal control systems needed to frustrate or turn back those who attempt to steal assets, or employee and customer identities.

  • Are you responsible for, or the owner of, a growing business?

  • Have you had to delegate accounting or IT management or oversight to an employee?

  • If you are no longer aware of every sale, every transaction, what exactly is being accessed on your server or from your business' computers, your business may need a BizSafe review.

BizSafe is a risk management service for accounting and information technology operations.  This service is offered along with Laura Haight, CEO of Portfolio.  BizSafe is not an audit or investigation. It's an internal control review on steroids: a detailed conversation about the way your business operates. Let your key employees spend an afternoon, or at most, a day, with us to talk about how they do their jobs, and you will receive an in-depth report identifying your riskiest behaviors and how you can eliminate them. There is no charge for the first consultation. 

Does your business need a BizSafe review?  Take the assessment here.


"Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes." (Institute of Internal Auditors

Internal control is the process by which an organization assures the accomplishment of its goals and objectives.

Wessel Forensic Accounting provides  outsourced internal audit services and assistance with the establishment of your own in-house internal audit function.


If you are somewhere in the divorce and/or child support process, you should know that relying on a tax return might not give you the whole picture regarding income, assets, and resources, especially if your spouse or ex- owns a business. You need to know how business owners can compensate themselves and the difference between expenses that are deductible for tax purposes and those that aren’t. We can help you navigate the waters of your spouse’s true financial position.


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Wessel Forensic Accounting offers discounted services to non-profit organizations.