Date posted: 21/11/2018 3 min read

Breaking ground in forensic accounting

Owain Stone FCA heads up the Melbourne KordaMentha Forensic team and has spent over three decades forging a successful career in forensic accounting.

In brief

  • As a forensic accountant, Owain has appeared in arbitrations in Australia, Hong Kong and USA
  • Owain recently chaired the CA ANZ Forensic Accounting Committee
  • Owain was one of the first to study the new CA ANZ Forensic Accounting Specialisation course

Owain Stone

Owain Stone manages the Melbourne KordaMentha Forensic team and has over thirty years' experience in a wide range of forensic accounting projects. He was previously the Oceania Head of Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services for Ernst & Young, managing a team of over fifty across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Prior to that Owain worked for Andersen in Melbourne (1997-2002), Singapore (1990-1997) and London (1984-1990).

Owain's recent experience includes providing expert witness related forensic accounting services such as the preparation of expert reports, as well as giving oral testimony in the Australian Federal Court, the Supreme Court and County Court of Victoria, the High Court of Singapore, the Supreme Court of Vanuatu and arbitrations in Australia, Hong Kong and USA.

Owain has provided numerous expert witness, expert determination, Special Referee and consulting expert reports in respect of various matters, including: breach of contract, tort, purchase price dispute, forensic accounting investigations, and intellectual property breaches.

Owain is also the immediate past national chair of the CA ANZ Forensic Accounting Committee.

Owain's recent experience includes expert witness related forensic accounting services including preparation of expert reports

Forensic accounting

Practitioners in this field are trained to prepare financial information for a court of law, and to assess whether the numbers add up with reality.

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Why study forensic accounting?

He may already be an expert in the field, but Owain Stone FCA, who is a Partner at KordaMentha, has recently undertaken the new CA ANZ Forensic Accounting Specialisation course which was introduced in July this year.

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