Forensic & Investigation

The successful resolution of financial investigations is often dependent on forensic accounting expertise to produce reliable reports on complex matters. The requirement for forensic accounting services may arise in investigations required by an individual or by private companies, legal advisers, banks or by those responsible for governance in the public sector.

Our experience and our professional approach play an important part in establishing the facts and key issues in an investigation. The combination of our forensic accounting skills and our experience collaborating with legal advisers both enhance the chances of a successful conclusion to the legal process for recovery of assets or compensation.

We have considerable experience in:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Valuation disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Marital disputes
Shane O’Connell ACA

Shane O’Connell ACA

Partner Audit & Compliance

Shane is a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ireland, having previously obtained a BA in Business Studies and Professional Diploma in Accounting from Dublin City University.
Shane trained with Grant Thornton, gaining broad audit and accounting experience during his time there. He joined HSOC Financial & Business Advisors in 2008 and initially concentrated on large audit clients and consolidations.
Shane became Manager of the restructuring and recovery section in 2009 and Partner of the same Department in 2011. He advises clients who are in financial difficulty and helps them create business strategies to assist in turning a company around. Shane provides management account, budgetary and cash flow projection services to assist clients as part of a business strategy. In some cases a business strategy is not an option. Shane can advise clients as to the most efficient form of winding up in these instances, and can also act as liquidator of a company should the need arise.
Shane completed the Diploma in Forensic Accounting in 2010 and has been involved in many forensic cases ranging from Revenue investigations to divorce and civil matters. He has also been involved in mediation work on behalf of clients.

shane@hsoc.ie

Fiona Bready FCCA

Fiona Bready FCCA

Manager, Audit & Compliance

Fiona is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.
She studied in the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology (IADT) where she obtained an Honours Degree in Business Studies specialising in entrepreneurship. Fiona trained in a small Dublin based accountancy practice where she gained excellent experience of the SME sector. In 2012 she successfully completed a Diploma in Forensic Accounting.
Fiona is a Manager of the Firms Audit & Compliance department. Her role includes client relationship management for a portfolio of clients over a broad range of sectors including retail, professional services, and telecommunications.
Fiona is also involved in the setup of new companies and providing company secretarial services and advice.

fiona.bready@hsoc.ie

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