According to the Marriam-Webster dictionary, Forensic means relating to the use of scientific knowledge or methods in solving crimes or relating to, used in, or suitable to a court of law.
Also defined by the Marriam-Webster dictionary, Accounting is the skill, system, or job of keeping the financial records of a business or person
Forensic Accounting is the practice of accounting in support of litigation. A Forensic Accountant performs an accounting analysis for the purpose of the court that will provide information for the judicial decision. A Forensic Accountant employs accounting skills to analyze, for example, earnings and income stream of individuals and businesses. An experienced Forensic Accountant provides expert witness testimony which includes a detailed explanation of financial information.
A Forensic Accountant may be retained on matters such as: