PracticeAccounting FirmsEY appoints five partners to its forensic investigations team

EY appoints five partners to its forensic investigations team

Revenues in EY's UK & Ireland fraud investigation and dispute services division expected to hit £100m

EY has appointed five new partners to its UK & Ireland fraud investigation and dispute services (FIDS) team as record growth is expected to see revenues hit the £100m mark this year.

The practice has seen an annual growth rate of around 20% each year for the last five financial years and posted revenues in excess of £77m in 2015 and the firm is continuing to invest in the business to support its future growth, EY said.

David Higginson and Trevor Horwitz will be working with businesses to tackle all forms of financial crime in addition to advising companies that are faced with regulatory investigations and enquiries related to economic sanctions, money laundering and financial misstatements. Horwitz will have a particular focus on using technology, data and analytics to uncover financial crime.

Eoin O’Reilly has been appointed to head up the data analytics function in Ireland and Melissa Myatt and Richard Abbey have been appointed to lead teams specialising in responding to complex corporate fraud and bribery cases as well as regulatory breaches across multiple jurisdictions.

Abbey joins the firm from Stroz Friedberg, a global investigations firm, where he led the forensic accounting practice. Prior to this he was the global head of investigations and disputes at risk consultancy firm, Kroll. David, Trevor and Melissa have been promoted within their respective areas.

John Smart, head of EY’s UK fraud investigation and dispute services team comments: “We have added five really talented and experienced individuals to the partnership, and they strengthen our strategy of integrating technology and analytics into our investigations and regulatory compliance work.

EY’s FIDS team helps businesses tackle fraud, bribery, money laundering, sanctions, disputes and complex financial matters across the private and public sector.

Related Articles

FRC closes investigation into PwC over Tesco accounts

Accounting Firms FRC closes investigation into PwC over Tesco accounts

6m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
EY partner appointed Legal & General group CFO

Accounting Firms EY partner appointed Legal & General group CFO

11m Acccountancy Age
Friday Afternoon Live: HMRC's confidentiality breach; EY partner profits fall

Accounting Firms Friday Afternoon Live: HMRC's confidentiality breach; EY partner profits fall

1y Kevin Reed, Writer
Trio of accountancy firms scoop social mobility gongs

Accounting Firms Trio of accountancy firms scoop social mobility gongs

2y Chris Warmoll, Writer
Accountancy body and Big Four launch tax apprenticeship programme

Accounting Firms Accountancy body and Big Four launch tax apprenticeship programme

2y Fraser Simpson, Reporter
Professionals return to work with help from Big Four firm

Accounting Firms Professionals return to work with help from Big Four firm

2y Fraser Simpson, Reporter
EY forges alliance with Adobe

Accounting Firms EY forges alliance with Adobe

2y Chris Warmoll, Writer
PwC to take on Weir Group audit

Accounting Firms PwC to take on Weir Group audit

2y Calum Fuller, Reporter