Partner, Forensic Services, PwC Canada
Richard Forand is a partner in the Deals practice at PwC Canada. He works in the Forensic Services group at the Montréal office. He has some 30 years of experience in forensic accounting, business administration and accounting/finance, including close to 20 years of specialized professional practice in forensic accounting within the context of investigations into fraud, economic and financial crime, and commercial and financial litigation support. He acquired his experience in forensic accounting mainly while working in large accounting firms and international financial departments.
As a forensic accountant, Richard has worked on various economic crime investigations related to allegations of fraud, secret commission agreements, false or misleading financial information, unlawful practices, misrepresentation in transactional and commercial contexts, embezzlement of funds and other fraudulent financial manipulations involving employees and directors of various companies and organizations and/or their clients and suppliers. He has been in charge of files dealing with complex financial issues and has led professional teams in carrying out the mandates that were given to him.
During his career, Richard has participated in major fraud investigations for public and private companies as for well as for governmental or paragovernmental organizations.
Richard has been a frequent speaker on topics related to his field of expertise. He has lectured at various training sessions, in particular for the continuing education programs of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and the Barreau du Québec.
Richard testified in various civil and criminal trials where his qualifications as expert witness in his field of expertise were recognized by the Court.
Formerly a partner with Quotient Forensic Accountants, Richard joined PwC in 2017 following the alliance of both firms.
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