Irina, an Associate Director at FRA, is a forensic accountant with over 17 years’ experience in accounting and audit in the UK and in law in Russia.
She specializes in forensic investigations involving white-collar fraud and potential violations of government regulations, including US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act-related matters. She also assists clients with anti-bribery and corruption compliance reviews and provides support on compliance Monitorship engagements.
Irina has worked on a variety of complex frauds, and on bribery investigations for large international companies operating in mining, oil and gas, telecom, manufacturing, retail, aviation and recruitment sectors in jurisdictions including UK, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the CIS.
Irina supported Telia Company respond to bribery allegations arising from its Uzbekistan business, and with disgorgement and pecuniary gain analysis in its $965 million FCPA settlement with the DOJ, the SEC, and the Netherlands.
Irina also provided support to the DoJ and DFS appointed Monitors of large international financial institutions in assessing sufficiency of the compliance risk management framework and adherence to the AML and sanctions compliance procedures, as well as supported the PCAOB appointed Monitor of a global accounting firm in providing assessment of effectiveness of the firm’s system of quality controls.
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 lawyer in a Moscow-based firm where she specialized in civil, corporate and tax law.
Irina is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the Baikal State University.
Irina is a native Russian speaker and is based in London.