PwC hires Keith McCarthy

31 Jan, 2012

Keith McCarthy, the former Chief Investigator and Executive Board member of the Serious Fraud office (SFO), has now joined PwC’s forensic services practice . As Chief Investigator at the SFO Keith was responsible for the delivery of operational casework across the organisation, including the development of investigative strategies, procedures and the coordination of new casework.


Keith  is also the President of the Task Force on tax crime and other crimes ( money laundering, financial crimes, bribery and corruption) at the OECD and is an expert evaluator for the Council of Europe, GRECO on corruption and money laundering. Before joining the SFO Keith had a 30 year career within HMRC as a fully trained tax inspector and criminal investigator with significant experience in investigating corruption, organised and financial crimes, tax evasion, money laundering and proceeds of crime. He has given evidence in criminal trials on money laundering and complex offshore tax frauds and corruption.


Andrew Gordon, Head of Forensic Investigations at PwC, said:


“Keith was a well respected figure at the SFO who will add tremendous value and insight to regulatory issues affecting our clients and to the numerous types of investigations we undertake more broadly across the UK and internationally. The SFO has helped to set the right tone for stringent business ethics and practices within the UK and beyond and we are committed to assisting our clients live up to the exacting standards of conduct expected of business, while helping to investigate and remediate any issues as they arise. With all the valuable knowledge and experience that Keith brings, it will further enhance our ability to serve our clients.” 

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