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Deirdre Carwood

Partner | Financial Advisory | Head of Forensic

Deirdre is a senior forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience in developing and leading financial crime solutions in the areas of investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, KYC, fraud risk management and data analytics.

Deirdre has led some of the largest high profile investigations and examples of recent work include;

1000+ asset tracing investigations for Irish and UK financial institutions and NAMA, including verification investigations for loan book sales to international funds; 500+ third party due diligence investigations for international and domestic clients in consumables, construction, pharma, IT and aviation sectors; Led a team of 50+ on an AML remediation projects for an Irish financial institutions; Provision of Protected Disclosure hotlines and other “whistleblowing” mediums to Irish clients; Led the investigation of fraudulent financial reporting in a number of international hotel groups, pharmaceutical companies, retail companies and public sector bodies; Undertook a number of fraudulent preference investigations under Section 251 of the Companies Act 1990; Assisted the liquidators on an Irish bank in the recovery of material assets from international jurisdictions; Assists Irish financial institutions with Independent Business Reviews for domestic clients in the property development and construction sectors.

Deirdre is also a seasoned lecturer, having developed and lectured on the Diploma in Forensic Accounting for Chartered Accountants Ireland and on the MSc in White Collar Crime Prevention and Anti-Bribery & Corruption for the Institute of Banking Ireland.