Matthew Rees is a Director in FRA’s London office in the Forensic Accounting team. Matthew has over 20 years’ experience of delivering forensic accounting, data analytics and internal audit services. He has experience of a wide range of industries including banking, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, oil and gas and fine art gained in many regions including Africa, Central America and the Middle East.
Prior to joining FRA, Matthew spent 5 years in the Internal Audit team at Citigroup where he was responsible for providing assurance over fraud risk and designing and implementing audit programs and enabling tools. In addition he conducted investigations in response to concerns escalated by regulators and through the bank’s own ethics reporting channels.
Matthew spent 15 years at Big 4 accounting firms where he led a wide variety of investigations and dispute and competition related matters. He consistently integrated forensic technology within his engagements and developed software tools to interrogate accounting data. He has extensive experience of using visualisation techniques to enable the interrogation of large scale datasets and provided fraud risk and data analytics subject matter expertise to a long term project transforming EY’s global external audit capabilities.
Throughout his career Matthew has designed and delivered training programs on fraud and forensic technology and was a member of Citigroup Internal Audit’s coaching faculty. He has published articles on forensic accounting in general and the application of technology in particular and he was the contributing editor of the book “Corporate Fraud – The Human Factor” (Bloomsbury, 2014).
Matthew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Certified Fraud Examiner.