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James is a manager in FRA’s forensic accounting team in London, with more than seven years of experience in external audit and forensic accounting. He joined FRA in 2016, after four years at BDO LLP in their financial services external audit practice. He is an ACA chartered accountant (ICAEW).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, he reviewed business activities and transactions on a global scale, with touchpoints in APAC, the US and the Middle East. James has also worked on investigations and compliance reviews of two separate multinational companies in the medical devices sector, including in-country reviews and interviews in India and Eastern Europe.At BDO, James focused on the financial services sector, including audits of asset managers, banks, and a FTSE 250 listed private equity house. On secondment to BDO USA, he led venture capital fund audits in the San Francisco Bay Area.James graduated with an honours degree in history and German from Durham University, England, including a year abroad at the University of Cologne, Germany. He is fluent in German.
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