Launched today the MET, with the aid of ICAEW council member Douglas Lambias, has begun a recruitment campaign aimed at attracting recruits from among the ranks of accountants with forensic and fraud expertise.
The project comes just a week after publication of the latest PMG Fraud Barometer which showed the value of fraud cases reaching UK courts had trebled year on year.
Detective chief superintendent James Perry welcomed the new approach:’This important scheme will not only mean that qualified accountantswill be able to form part of the teams investigating major cases such as fraudand money laundering, but that as special constables they can fullyparticipate in police interviews of suspects and undertake search warrants. It will, I believe, greatly assist in the fight against serious crime.’
Mazars has announced the appointment of Michael Tripp as the new head of financial services
A new leader, Darra Singh has been appointed to lead EY’s UK government and public sector practice
MHA MacIntyre Hudson has partnered with cloud accounting software provider Xero ahead of the government’s requirement for digital records
Revenue and profitability growth in on the rise for CPA firms, found a survey from the American Institute of CPA’s and its subsidiary CPA.com