Fraud will always be with us and expected new regulatory requirements for companies to report on the measures they have taken to prevent and detect fraud have brought the issue back into focus. This webinar focuses on the more practical aspects of the issue for auditors, and specifically the evolving role of forensic accountants in mainstream audit. It will also help financial statement auditors understand better what forensic accountants do for their ‘day jobs’, and what they find.
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Makhan Chahal, Senior Audit Partner, DeloitteMakhan is a senior audit partner and leads the Business, Infrastructure and Professional Services Audit service line team having over 20 years’ experience. He has served a broad range of UK and International groups providing a broad-range of audit and advisory services. He has worked across a number of industries but primarily with within the energy infrastructure and utilities sectors and serves as audit or advisory partner for some of the largest clients within these sectors.
John Hudson, Senior Managing Director, FTI ConsultingJohn has over 22 years of experience of financial investigations, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, litigation and dispute advisory work.John’s expertise in forensic accounting and financial investigations covers a wide range of industries including engineering, financial services, oil & gas, telecommunications, retail, sports, shipping, and not for profit operations. John’s international experience includes carrying out investigations in Africa; mainland Europe; the Middle East; and the UK.John has given evidence in relation to statutory investigations he undertook on behalf of the UK Government and was recognized in the “Who’s Who Legal: Investigations” guide 2022.
Jonathan Middup, Job Title, EYJonathan is a partner in EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services practice. He has provided insight to clients on forensic issues for more than twenty years and leads EY’s UK Forensic team in its work with Audit.Jonathan’s core skills are in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud. He has liaised with government and enforcement bodies globally including the SFO, FCA, Department of Justice, SEC and FBI. He has given evidence in the US and UK Courts.
Andy Royle, Audit Director, KPMGAndy has 13 years’ experience as a KPMG auditor in London, and is currently a Director in the Corporates Listed & Regulated Audit Business Unit, specialising in the audit of large corporate clients across a number of industries, in particular the pharmaceutical and mining industries. Andy has significant audit experience across a range of reporting frameworks including UK GAAP, IFRS and in US reporting and requirements (including Sarbanes Oxley 404).
Rachel Sexton, Partner, Ashurst Risk Advisory Rachel is a Partner and the Head of the UK Ashurst Risk Advisory practice. She was formerly a Big Four partner and has over 25 years' experience working with clients in the Financial Services sector. She has experience in conducting large, complex fraud, market abuse, anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption, cross-border tax, economic sanctions and other misconduct and financial crime investigations. Her clients are retail, commercial and investment banks, challenger banks and virtual asset providers.
Brendan Weekes, Associate Director, Evelyn Partners’ Forensic Services departmentBrendan is part of a specialist team comprising accountants, investigators and computer forensics professionals.He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 and specialises in forensic accounting. His experience also includes dispute resolution services, asset tracing and criminal defence.
Brendan’s experience covers many industry sectors including technology, media, financial services and the not-for-profit sector. He has worked internationally, having conducted investigations in the UK, Middle East and Eastern Europe.He is also a Trustee director of the Fraud Advisory Panel, a leading counter fraud charity in the UK. Brendan regularly contributes to the Panel’s activities, including presenting on forensic accounting, fraud and fraud prevention.
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