Grant Thornton’s Forensic and Investigation Services Expert to Deliver Chamber Briefing

Shannon Chamber is linking up with Grant Thornton to address the very topical subject of fraud as it relates to business today, particularly at a technological level. The breakfast briefing will take place on Tuesday 28 March in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick, commencing at 8:15am (registration from 7:45am).

Forensic and investigation Services director with Grant Thornton, Patrick D’Arcy will outline the key risk areas associated with fraud and discuss some of the preventative techniques that companies can take to secure their systems and protect their businesses.

Commenting on the event, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “Fraud protection is a critical consideration for companies today, particularly with hacking on the increase and so much data stored electronically. Businesses need to assess how accessible their systems may be. This briefing, presented by an expert with twenty years’ experience of tax and fraud investigations is worth attending.

“Patrick D’Arcy has undertaken numerous assignments and investigations including governmental, regulatory and not-for-profit organisations. He has completed employee investigations involving large and complex transactions where significant funds have been obtained using spurious payments, including the manipulation and concealment of books and records and falsified payment details.

“In his presentation, Mr D’Arcy will give an overview of the many areas in a company that may be at risk from fraud. He will also cover the direction of threat, control environment and role of the employee, developing awareness, simple preventative techniques and securing documentation.”

Booking for this breakfast briefing are still open and can be made via www.shannonchamber.ie/events/general-fraud-trends-patterns-warning-signs/

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