Forensic Masterclass


Whilst investigations have become more common place the skillsets required to conduct an effective and robust investigation have become more specialised. Technology has both given opportunities to fraudsters to perpetrate financial crime, but also equipped investigators with the power to employ new tools and techniques. This course will look at Experts,their roles, technology considerations and cyber risk. We will look at a number of case studies.

Venue details:  
Chartered Accountants House, , Dublin
Start date & time:  
08 October 2019 09:30
End date & time:  
08 October 2019 12:30
Price: €131.25  (€105.00 Member price)
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Roslyn Lee Symmons


Product type:  
CPD course
Insolvency and corporate recovery, Investment business

Who should attend

This course is suitable for those conducting investigations: in Organisation (e.g. internal audit or regulatory compliance units); or as a regulatory body or agency.

Course overview

  • Investigating financial crime.
  • Current trends in Cybersecurity.
  • Responding to a forensic incident.
  • The role that computer forensics and data analytics plays in the investigator's "toolkit".
  • Digital investigation techniques.
  • The accountant or investigator in Court as an expert witness; duties and new requirements.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify what is needed to ensure an effective investigation.
  • Increase awareness of the key issues when carrying out a forensic investigation towards ensuring that the investigation is robust.
  • Identify basic trends and associated issues in Cybersecurity.

Speaker Bio

Ros is an experienced forensic accountant and a Director in Grant Thornton's Forensic team. She has specialised in the area of forensic accounting, investigations, expert determination and Forensic Data Analytics. Ros has worked on local, national and international forensic accounting assignments in Ireland, UK, the Netherlands and the UAE. She has prepared expert witness reports in large commercial disputes listed in the High Court / Commercial Court.

Speaker Bio

Mike is a Partner in Grant Thornton based in Dublin where he provides IT, information security and privacy services to large corporate clients across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mike worked for 11 years in the European financial services and consulting practices of leading global professional services firms (Ernst & Young and Deloitte). He advised clients in Ireland and internationally on a range of IT, security and risk issues.