Ruth-Ellen Pintilie is an Associate Director in FRA’s London office. She is a skilled forensic accountant with experience of accounting investigations, internal control assessments, anti-bribery and corruption reviews, corporate compliance monitorships and disputes.
Ruth-Ellen gained significant experience in corporate compliance monitorships through supporting an FRA Partner appointed by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to serve as independent compliance monitor for an 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.
Ruth-Ellen recently supported a start-up company in the hospitality sector in performing an investigation into accounting treatment on behalf of a SPAC, prior to a transaction, investigating whistleblower allegations over financial accounting and reporting.
Ruth-Ellen has also gained noteworthy experience in anti-bribery and corruption controls by assisting a multinational technology company with a compliance transformation project, following recently identified cases of bribery and corruption within the company.
Prior to joining FRA, Ruth-Ellen worked in the forensic accounting team of Deloitte London where she gained significant experience in accounting investigations and disputes across various industries including construction, pharmaceutical, IT and financial services.
Ruth-Ellen is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and has a First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.