Laura Bucur

Associate Director
Senior Manager
+44 7860 842440


Laura is a Manager in the Forensic Accounting team with over seven years of forensic accounting, investigations, disputes and external audit experience.

Laura was part of the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF).

Laura also has experience in disgorgement calculations, fraud investigations and anti-money laundering risk assessments and remediation.

More recently, Laura has been supporting a compliance and anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) framework development for a Fortune 500 company.

Prior to joining FRA in 2018, Laura worked in the forensic teams of Ernst & Young in London and Deloitte in Bucharest, gaining experience in sectors such as life sciences, public services, retail, media, and financial services. At EY, Laura provided external audit services to clients focusing on pharmaceutical, media, consumer goods, government and public sector industries. During this time, she gained experience in financial statement audits and internal control testing. Laura also worked as part of the consequential loss review team on a Disputes Advisory project dealing with alleged fraud and misselling of Interest Rate Hedging Products at a major British retail bank under s.166 of the Financial Services and Markets Act.

Laura is a part-qualified accountant (ICAEW), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She holds a LLB in Law and Criminology from the University of Manchester and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization.

Authority experience

US Department of Justice (DOJ)
Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
Parquet National Financier (PNF)
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Awards & Recognition


Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)
Certified Fraud Examiner
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)



News and insights


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