Forensic accountants can sniff out fraud in your business


What do you call an accountant with specialized auditing and investigative skills? A forensic accountant who can help resolve disputes involving fraud and testify as an expert witness in a courtroom battle.

In an age where securities fraud, shareholder disputes, employee theft, insurance fraud, personal injury claims, and other criminal investigations are running rampant, forensic accountants are not just useful; they’re essential in the business world.

Here are just a few of the tasks that forensic accountants undertake for clients:

  • Investigate and analyze financial evidence to detect employee theft.
  • Conduct business investigations that involve funds tracing, asset identification and recovery.
  • Detect fraud in financial statements through forgery, collusion, missing documents and other factors.
  • Develop computer programs to help analyze and present evidence in court.
  • Issue reports, exhibits and collections of documents to assist in legal proceedings.

At Sol Schwartz & Associates, Cesar Mejia is a Shareholder with Sol Schwartz & Associates and has been in public accounting since 1998.  Cesar leads our Audit team and his practice concentrates on financial statement audits, reviews and compilations, consulting services, and agreed-upon procedures.

Cesar uses his experience and analytical skills to provide attorneys with litigation support and forensic accounting work. He also has experience In an age where securities fraud, shareholder disputes, employee theft, insurance fraud, personal injury claims, and other criminal investigations are running rampant, forensic accountants are not just useful; they're essential in the business world.auditing employee benefit plans, performing internal control reviews and working on due diligence engagements.

Cesar worked for a Fortune 500 company as an internal auditor and has authored numerous articles for the San Antonio Business Journal and the Accounting and Audit Advisor, a national publication distributed through CPAmerica. His expansive knowledge and technical skills allow him to provide comprehensive services to his clients.

Cesar graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. Cesar earned the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.  He also heads the Firm’s Litigation team. Cesar has facilitated presentations on financial statements for local and civic organizations.

Contact our office to learn more about forensic accounting. You may see it on a TV crime show, but this is a specialty that can also help your company in the real world. Just leave us your information below and we will get back to you promptly.