James Norden is an Associate Director in FRA’s Forensic Accounting team in London, with more than eight years of experience in external audit and forensic accounting.
At FRA, James has chiefly worked on a large-scale internal investigation for an aviation company, a corporate compliance monitorship of an international bank for the US Department of Justice, as well as a proactive anti-bribery and corruption review for another international bank. In each case, James has reviewed business activities and transactions on a global scale, with touchpoints mainly in the Asia Pacific region, the US, and the Middle East. James has also worked on an investigation and a compliance review of two separate multinational companies in the medical devices sector, including in-country reviews and interviews in India and Eastern Europe.
Before joining FRA in 2016, James spent four years at BDO LLP in their financial services external audit practice. He worked on audits of asset managers, banks, and a FTSE 250 listed private equity house, amongst others. James also seconded to BDO USA where he led venture capital fund audits in the San Francisco Bay Area.
James is an ACA chartered accountant (ICAEW). He graduated with an Honours degree in History and German from Durham University, England, which included a study year abroad at the University of Cologne, Germany.