Jake O’Sullivan is an Associate Director in FRA’s London Office. He is an experienced forensic accountant with a track record in cross-border anti-bribery and corruption investigations, internal controls assessments, asset tracing and corporate compliance monitorships.
Jake is currently supporting the FRA partner appointed by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to serve as independent compliance monitor for a German automotive engineering firm, after it was found to have assisted its customer in manipulating standard motor vehicle emissions testing performed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. During this monitorship, Jake is conducting detailed evaluation of the company’s compliance controls and reporting procedures, as well as assessing the implementation and enforcement of its corporate compliance, governance and ethics program. Jake is also currently assisting a multinational technology company with a compliance transformation project, following recently identified cases of bribery and corruption within the company.
Jake has extensive experience in cross-border anti-bribery and corruption investigations in sectors such as sport, financial services, automotive, telecoms, hospitality and shipping, in various jurisdictions across North America, Europe and the Middle East. During these investigations, his responsibilities included critically reviewing complex financial arrangements, assessing financial statements, performing data analytics and red-flag testing of accounting and banking data, unravelling sophisticated corporate structures and interviewing witnesses. Jake also has broad experience in international asset tracing, corporate intelligence and enhanced due diligence.
Prior to joining FRA, Jake previously worked with the forensic accounting departments of K2 Intelligence in London and KPMG in Cork.
Jake is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Jake is a native English speaker and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (International) with French from University College Cork.