Welcome to my new look fraud blog site. After much gnashing of teeth and wailing etc I managed to upload the blogging software manually to my web host and what a relief – now hopefully concentrate on writing about fraud matters.
The Yorkshire and Humber Fraud Forum annual conference went smoothly yesterday held at the South Yorkshire Constabulary Leisure centre (Niagara Sports and Social Club). Some of the talks were very good and some were a little tedious. The split seemed to be public sector/private sector! A lot of forensic accountants were in attendance but very little serious networking was done as there were very few potential work providers! These fora are very good events generally and have served to raise the profile of anti-fraud efforts throughout the UK. I attend events at this Yorksire forum and also at the North East Fraud Forum and the North West Fraud Forum. I have also attended a couple of annual events at the London Fraud Forum.
Now that the blog site is back up and running the next step will be to tinker with my service line web site – a web site for fraud solutions throughout the UK and further afield.
The biggest concern at the moment is the competition for work. Many forensic accountants who are general practitioners are looking to the fraud work as competition for all other work increases it seems. This means that we fraud specialists must lower our prices to keep a stream of work flowing. I have just been low-balled on a job I quoted half as much as I would have done a year ago. A bit of lateral thinking is required I fear.
A lot to do!