Business fraud to be tackled by forensic accounting expert at Leeds Met lecture
The free event, which forms part of Leeds Business School's public guest lecture series, is entitled 'Fraud in the world of business', and will take place on Tuesday 18 February from 6-7pm in the Rose Bowl at the University's City Campus.
Mr Clements, who has specialised in forensic accounting since 1996 and has a wealth of experience in fraud, investigation, determination and expert witness work, heads up Grant Thornton's Forensic and Investigation Services team in the UK regions.
In his lecture, he will talk about fraud within business and how, as a forensic accountant, his role involves him working across a range of commercial activities. His presentation will draw on actual fraud cases, what was involved and steps taken to flush out and resolve such occurrences.
He commented: "Fraud costs the UK economy tens of billions of pounds every year, but a strong systems and controls, coupled with an understanding of the warning signs can help prevent it happening."
Mr Clements is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts, and is an accredited mediator.
Paul Houghton, a Principal Lecturer in Leeds Metropolitan's Faculty of Business and Law, said: "Forensic accounting is a fascinating, topical and important subject and this event will be of interest to not just our staff and students but to regional businesses and members of the public as well."
Grant Thornton is a global professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms which provide assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, public interest entities, and public sector entities.
Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm and the lecture will get underway at 6pm, concluding with an opportunity to ask questions.