Fraud and Misconduct Risks Arising From Covid-19

  • 14 Jul 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online
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Fraud and Misconduct Risks Arising From Covid-19

Tuesday 14 July 2020 10-11am  

Online webinar

This will be a live event run using zoom.

The link and password will be sent to those registered prior to the start of the event


This webinar presented by Deloitte, will consider how businesses can minimise the risks of fraud and financial misconduct in the wake of COVID-19 with particular focus on accounting irregularities and financial mis-statement. Many businesses have recently prioritised addressing the immediate operational challenges bought by the rapid implementation of remote working, restrictions on travel, serious financial implications affecting revenue and liquidity, resource constraints resulting from sickness / financial pressure, and implications for supply chain and demand for products.

However, these challenges also bring with them a raft of potential fraud and misconduct related risks particularly in relation to accounting processes and financial statements. In this webinar we will look at the new risk environment and explore how business can maintain strong financial corporate controls and accounting procedures to mitigate the risks of fraud or fraud-related enforcement activity associated with COVID-19. We also consider how advanced digital technology tools can enable companies to proactively detect and investigate potential issues before they escalate.

This webinar will be hosted by a team of investigation, controls and technology specialists from Deloitte’s Forensic and Assurance teams. A Q&A session will follow, providing an excellent opportunity for you to ask the team of experts about any specific issues you may be facing and share your experiences with peers.

Welcome & introduction


10:00 – 10:10

Adam Smith, Partner, Forensic, Deloitte – Fraud and Misconduct risks arising from Covid-19


10:10 – 10:20

Manmeet Kalsi, Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte – Risk mitigation and controls framework


10:20 – 10:30

Armando Nardo, Director, Digital Forensic, Deloitte – Using digital technology to detect and investigate issues


10:30 -10:40

Stephen Campbell, Director, Forensic Analytics, Deloitte – Using data analytics to detect bribery and corruption risks


10:40 – 10:50

Isobel Henley, Manager, Forensic, Deloitte – Investigating remotely


10:50 – 11:00

Rosemary Ford, Assistant Director, Forensic, Deloitte – the Q&A






Adam Smith, Partner, Forensic, Deloitte

Adam Smith is a partner in Deloitte’s Forensic team with over 25 years’ experience of forensic assignments, assisting organisations across a range of sectors & multiple jurisdictions. Adam has been involved in some of the largest corporate investigations of recent times, leading investigations covering West & East Europe, North America, India & South East Asia. Adam’s industry experience includes Aerospace, Engineering & Manufacturing, Energy and Resources, Retail, Publishing, Financial Services and the public sector.


Manmeet Kalsi, Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte

Manmeet is an Assurance Partner based in Birmingham with experience of advising Corporates on a range of accounting and control matters. In particular, Manmeet has recently been focussing on assisting organisations refine their processes and controls as they adapt to new working environments and respond to the risks that arise as a result.


Armando Nardo, Director, Digital Forensic, Deloitte

Armando is a director who leads Digital Forensics at Deloitte with over 11 years of forensic technology experience helping clients investigate cybercrime and fraud as well as responding to regulatory and legal requests.

Stephen Campbell, Director, Forensic Analytics, Deloitte

Stephen is a director in the Forensic Analytics team with 16 years professional experience in data analytics and five years postgraduate research experience in computational modelling. He currently leads anti-bribery and corruption technology within the Forensic Analytics team. Stephen oversees the data analytics, artificial intelligence and technology aspects of economic crime-related projects and investigations. Stephen and his team have analysed data to provide insights into a broad range of fraud, corruption, regulatory and compliance issues in multiple industry sectors including banking, software and pharmaceuticals.

Isobel Henley, Manager, Forensic, Deloitte

Isobel is a manager in Deloitte’s Forensic practice and specialises in providing disputes and investigations services across a variety of industry sectors and countries. She joined Deloitte in 2017, having previously spent four years in audit, tax and accounting, specialising in hedge fund managers and other asset management and private equity entities.

Rosemary Ford, Assistant Director, Forensic, Deloitte

Rosemary Ford is an Assistant Director in Deloitte’s Forensic team.  She undertakes a wide range of investigations including allegations of fraud and misconduct, whistle blower claims, company collapses and accounting misstatements.  Having previously worked for the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority, Rosemary’s projects often involve a domestic or overseas authority and she has a particular specialism in financial services.

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