In this era of heightened scrutiny by shareholders, the government and the public, the way in which a company conducts its business is as important as the results it produces. Companies may need to hire integrity monitors as part of an agreement with a prosecutor’s office or as a court-ordered mandate.
Guidepost Solutions provides integrity monitoring services to help its clients prevent and resolve cases of employee misconduct, fraud and illegal activity. Our integrity monitoring team is comprised of former federal prosecutors, compliance experts, investigators and forensic accountants.
Our team has been performing monitorships involving companies across a broad spectrum of industries for more than three decades, and we have been engaged by numerous public companies, private businesses, colleges and universities, and healthcare organizations to provide integrity monitoring services, often times, as a result of their highly-publicized misconduct.
We can prevent significant loss and help organizations comply with regulatory and court-ordered requirements. Though requirements vary by client, industry, and circumstance, in the course of a typical monitoring assignment, we review, enhance, and audit internal controls throughout relevant departments of the client organization, which generally include compliance, purchasing, accounting and audit, human resources, information technology and security. We will utilize a mix of proprietary technology tools to conduct these reviews and provide results.
We believe in leveraging a company’s own resources as much as possible to assist us in the process. In this way, we leave behind trained employees. This also has the added obvious benefit of reducing costs and allows us to work with the people who know a company best – its employees.
In addition to our direct monitor services, we also provide assistance relating to corporate monitor needs:
- Liaison between monitor and company, if needed;
- Recommend technology tools to manage monitor’s requirements;
- Pre-monitor preparation; and
- Review of monitor’s work product and assistance in responding to monitor’s requirements.