We will explore Internal Audit’s various roles in investigations and how Internal Audit’s role can vary depending upon the type of investigation, structure of the department, and capabilities.
At the end of this course, attendees should understand the following important topics that will be covered:
- Financial audits vs. Internal audits vs. Investigations
- Internal vs. external investigations
- Evidence and Credibility
- When to hand off to external legal team/ investigators
- Maintaining legal privilege and working with legal
- Evidence collection and technology
- Conducting the investigation
- Internal and external communications
- Stakeholder considerations
Grant Thornton LLP
Director, Business Advisory Services
Bruce is driven to discover what is hidden and brings a unique, outside of the box style of analytical, process and investigative skills to deliver substantial value to his clients. Bruce has over 18 years’ experience in contract compliance, cost reduction and recovery, contracting strategy, procurement effectiveness, process and internal controls reviews, fraud risk assessments, FCPA compliance, forensic accounting and fraud investigations, construction audits, contractual disputes, royalty exams, and various procurement and process improvement related projects.
His clients appreciate his outstanding track record in identifying and resolving various supplier and contractor billing irregularities and contract leakage. Bruce has managed numerous engagements involving energy clients, and has a strong track record in identifying and evaluating various contract and contractor issues, procurement, construction, dispute analysis and forensic investigation issues, royalty, fraud assessment, cost reduction and recovery, and various accounting related issues for his clients. He applies a unique combination of compliance expertise, forensic and investigative skills, process and controls review, data analysis and accounting system analysis skills in order to identify substantive issues to bring value to his clients. Bruce has helped solve numerous highly complex investigative and dispute related issues for his clients. Through his unique abilities and approach, he has identified, recovered, and resolved millions of dollars of un-reported royalties, revenue leakage, vendor overbillings, waste, and abusive spend from third party business partners and vendors for his clients. He is passionate about bringing transparency and ensuring value out of his client’s business partner relationships.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton in June 2014, Bruce was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he had worked for over 14 years. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bruce worked for Halliburton Energy Services.
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