Forensic accounting expert to tackle business fraud
The event, which is part of a series of guest lectures held by Leeds Business School and sponsored by Yorkshire Bank, is free and open to the public. It will run from 5.30pm-7pm on Tuesday 17 February at the University's Rose Bowl.
Mr Clements has specialised in forensic accounting since 1996 and has a wealth of experience in fraud, investigation and expert witness work.
He commented: “Fraud is an increasing issue across the private sector, but more so in the public sector where any mitigation of losses due to fraud means that budgets don’t have to be cut elsewhere.”
In addition he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a member of the Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts, and is an accredited mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Paul Houghton, Principal Lecturer in Leeds Beckett’s Faculty of Business and Law, added: “Chris heads up Grant Thornton’s Forensic and Investigation Services team in Yorkshire. During his guest lecture he will talk about fraud within business and how, as a forensic accountant, his work involves him across a range of commercial activities. He will draw on actual cases he has worked on, what was involved and the steps taken to resolve matters. What’s more as with all of our business lectures there’ll be an opportunity at the end for the audience to ask Chris questions.”
The remaining speakers in the lecture series are: Dominic Tweddle, Director General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy on Tuesday 3 March; Sara and Andy Micklethwaite, who joined forces and bought food chain Bagel Nash in 2011 on Tuesday 21 April and Kirsty Bashforth, Group Head of Organisational Effectiveness at BP on Tuesday 5 May. For further information or to book a place, please visit: www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events.