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Forensic and Investigative

Forensic and Investigative

Taking the sting out of fraud

The growing complexity of business and the rise of electronic commerce has led to an increase in electronic fraud. In turn, this has escalated the risk of unethical behaviour, misappropriation, misrepresentation and privacy abuse.

Going behind the numbers

Forensic accounting is the use of accounting skills to investigate fraud or embezzlement and to analyse financial information for use in (possible) legal proceedings.

Bentleys’ forensic accounting service encompasses:

  1. Conducting financial and fraud investigations (including computer fraud) 
  2. Providing competent expert witness services in court cases.

Have you been stung by fraud or embezzlement?

Wrong-doing of some sort happens to most businesses before too long. If you have experienced embezzlement or fraud we can help your business recover by:

  • providing viability assessments, investigative accounting reports and compliance reviews for funding and regulatory organisations
  • conducting due diligence investigations 
  • developing risk management methodologies and strategies, and fraud response plans 
  • assessing economic loss and loss of profits 
  • valuing your business
  • measuring your operation’s financial viability and sustainability 
  • preparing information and evidence for use by businesses, regulatory authorities, financial institutions and courts of law 
  • providing litigation support, from both a legal and commercial perspective 
  • examining employee and advisor fraud, corruption and bribery, money laundering and asset tracing 
  • recovering ‘lost’ electronic information arising from internet fraud 

If you have been affected by fraud, contact a Bentleys Advisor today.

Talk To Your Bentleys Advisor

Chris Nicoloff

Director, Audit & Corporate Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
I work hard to understand the issues from my clients’ perspective and this helps me deliver effective and efficient audit and corporate advisory advice.

Doug Bell

Director, Audit & Corporate Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I am passionate in obtaining an in depth understanding of the drivers of my clients’ operations, meaning I can offer a personal and value added service, as well as meet compliance requirements"

Heath Shonhan

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Heath is a Business Advisory Partner in Brisbane. His national and international experience is underpinned by specialist focus in industries including health and aged care, family-owned businesses and community organisations.

Martin Power

Partner, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Martin is a Partner within the audit and corporate advisory services division. He is a certified internal auditor and a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Ireland.

Mark Delaurentis

Director, Audit & Corporate Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“As a Lead Auditor my clients seek and value my advice and opinions on a range of important financial matters and business critical decisions, I take my role and this responsibility very seriously”

Ashley Carle

Director, Audit, Brisbane, Bentleys, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ashley is a Director in the audit division at Bentleys. She has experience in conducting external and internal audits across a wide range of industries and entities.

Bill Fletcher

Partner, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane , Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Bill is a Partner in the Corporate Recovery Division of Bentleys and is a well-respected insolvency and reconstruction practitioner with over thirty years industry experience.

David Francis

Director, Audit & Assurance, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David supports public sector, private and not-for-profit organisations in a broad range of industries to facilitate compliance, risk management and strategic development.

Tracy Knight

Partner, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Tracy is a Registered and Official Liquidator with more than 15 years experience in the insolvency profession, including at executive level with ASIC and at a 'Big 4' accounting firm.

Hugh Armenis

Partner, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 8078 2100
Hugh is a registered and official liquidator in the Corporate Recovery division and has over 20 years experience in insolvency and reconstruction.

David Papa

Director, Assurance & Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David supports public sector, private and not-for-profit organisations in a broad range of industries to facilitate compliance, risk management and strategic development.

John Gibbons

Director, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 8078 2100
John is a Director in Bentleys Corporate Recovery Sydney. John’s professional career spans over 30 years.

Stewart Douglas

Partner, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Stewart is a Partner with the Bentleys Audit team. He has over 16 years audit and professional experience – which started with several years’ tenure with the Audit division at one of the 'Big 4' firms in Brisbane.

Kate Barnet

Partner, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 8078 2100
Kate is a Partner with Bentleys Corporate Recovery in Sydney. With credentials as a Liquidator and Bankruptcy Trustee, Kate has been involved in appointments across a broad range of industries.

Paul Matthews

Associate Director, Internal Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Paul is an Associate Director and Internal Audit and Risk Management Specialist in the Audit division at Bentleys. Paul has over eighteen years’ experience as an auditor and accountant.

Michael McClaren

Senior Consultant, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
A senior member of the Bentleys SA team and agribusiness specialist, Michael McClaren's extensive experience includes taxation and business advisory, litigation support, audit and assurance.

John Whittle

Associate Director, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
John is a qualified legal practitioner with a multi-disciplinary background and over 35 years’ experience in the UK and in Australia in insolvency and corporate advisory positions.

Stephen Wicks

Manager, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW 02 80782100
Stephen is a Manager with Bentleys Corporate Recovery in Sydney. He joined Bentleys in late 2012.

Austin Gibbs

Manager, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Austin is a Manager in the Audit team at Bentleys. He has over twelve years’ experience in audit and assurance.

Huey Lee

Manager, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Huey is manager in the Corporate Recovery division of Bentleys. Her extensive background in corporate reconstruction and advisory, both here and overseas, underpins her specialist skills.

Ben Pepperell

Manager, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ben has over ten years’ experience across a wide range of clients, including local government, universities, independent schools, childcare, licensed clubs, aged care, agribusiness, corporate and other not-for-profit organisations.