Irina, an Associate Director at FRA, is a forensic accountant with over 14 years’ experience in accounting and audit in the UK and in law in Russia. She specializes in forensic investigations involving potential violations of government regulations, including US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act-related matters. She also assists clients with fraud prevention and detection, anti-bribery and corruption compliance reviews and assessment of internal controls.
Irina’s most recent engagements included: forensic accounting work for a global mining company; a large telecom company and mobile network operator; a large multinational retailer; and several leading international oil and gas companies. In these investigations Irina was required to perform complex financial analysis, document review, transactional testing, assessment of ABC controls and electronic data collection management. Irina has also been providing accounting support to independent Co-Monitors related to an enforcement action by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) for a member firm of a global accounting firm, including the review and assessment of the audit firm’s design and execution of it system of quality control.
Being a native Russian speaker, Irina often works on the CIS-related assignments, but also has a substantial experience in running forensic accounting projects for the clients based in Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining FRA, Irina worked as an external financial auditor and specialized in international assignments, in a variety of industries, including shipping, mining, retail, consulting, software development and e-marketing, with clients based in the UK, US and CIS. Prior to this, Irina was a practicing barrister in a Moscow-based firm where she specialized in civil, corporate and tax law.
Irina qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with Moore Stephens LLP, London in 2011. Irina is also an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She graduated from the Irkutsk State Academy of Economics, Russia in 1999 with a Master’s Degree in Law.
Irina joined FRA in 2012 and is based in the London office.