Compliance Officers, office managers, internal auditors and others should be aware of the risks of fraud and other financial crime, particularly in the context of the organisation’s fight to prevent and detect fraud and financial crimes. This session will provide a practical overview, and insight into the investigation, prevention and detection of financial crime. We will also provide an insight into what an organisation needs to do when faced with an incident requiring investigation, including an outline of the various stages of a typical IT investigation, using real case examples.
1.5 CPD hours for;
Certified Bank Director
Personal Insolvency Practitioner
Patrick has over twenty-five years’ experience involving tax and fraud investigations. He has undertaken a number of projects and investigations including governmental, regulatory and not for profit organisations. He recently completed an employee investigation where significant funds had been sequestered through the use of false payments involving manipulation and concealment of records and falsified payments details. He has substantial experience in formulating and investigating loss Claims and unravelling sophisticated and complex frauds involving multi-jurisdictional and international dimensions.
Previously a member of An Garda Síochána, Patrick qualified as an accountant in 1994 with a PwC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in London. Patrick trained as an accountant, working on audit assignments for quoted and unquoted companies in financial services, manufacturing and other industries before returning to Ireland and joining the Money Laundering Investigation Unit (Financial Investigation Unit of An Garda Síochána) in 1995. He has also worked with the Criminal Assets Bureau on a number of their cases including money laundering, bribery/corruption and other frauds involving multi-jurisdictional investigations.
In 2003, Patrick joined The Competition Authority and was the lead investigator for a number of cartel investigation cases involving serious breaches of the Competition Act, which resulted in several successful prosecutions for The Competition Authority before the Courts in Ireland. Patrick has gained extensive knowledge and practical experience in the preparation of reports and submission of investigation files from his involvement in a number of high profile cases. He has substantial experience in formulating and investigating loss Claims, and in unravelling sophisticated and complex frauds involving multi-jurisdictions and international dimensions and has undertaken numerous assignments in relation to the Credit Union sector involving governance, due diligence, employee investigations, etc.
Patrick qualified as an accountant in 1995 before joining the Money Laundering Investigation Unit working on large and complex cases with an international dimension. He has worked with the Criminal Assets Bureau on a number of cases involving multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations and civil forfeiture matters.
He has also provided evidence as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases before the High Courts, Central Criminal Court and Circuit Courts in Ireland.