The use of forensic accounting investigations is not limited to the matters described herein. Such services, which may include reconstructing financial books and records, may also be helpful to individuals or organizations in assessing if they have been paid or received the proper amount or proving to another party that certain transaction(s) did or did not take place. Some investigations may focus on whether a particular person has executed transactions within the limits of their authority and/or for their own personal gain to the detriment of others. There are also unfortunate situations where our professionals have investigated allegations of inappropriate transactions or missing funds in estates and trusts, where one typically expects their assets are safe. The possibilities of the need for a forensic accountant is limitless.