I have over 19 years experience in forensic accounting, including investigating and reporting in cases of false accounting, trading while insolvent, money laundering, employee theft, transfer of business to “phoenix” companies, provision of expert accounting assistance in criminal fraud and prosecuting/defending counter claims in civil fraud and commercial litigation.
I am an asset tracing and recovery specialist in cases of insolvency and general fraud. I provide regular accounting, investigation and expert witness advice to regulatory and prosecuting bodies including police fraud squads, the Serious Fraud Office, Department for Business Innovation & Skills (formerly DTI and BERR), Association of British Insurers etc.
I have a Master’s degree in Fraud Investigation Management (MA) having completed several years of specialised fraud research covering such areas as detection and control of corporate fraud and establishing the positive benefits of using forensic investigation specialists in major fraud trials. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1992, following a number of years in general management in the UK and Europe and am now a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).
I am a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) holding its full membership accreditation (CFE). I regularly work throughout the UK and further afield internationally when an investigation may span several jurisdictions.
I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Fraud Advisory Panel and also support as many of the regional Police Fraud Fora as time allows – in particular the Yorkshire & Humber Fraud Forum, the North East Fraud Forum and the North West Fraud Forum.
My fraud resource website gives full details of my Curriculum Vitae, experience and services.