Fraud & forensic services

RSM offers Fraud and forensic services

Fraud and Forensic Services

Fraud, bribery, corruption (and improper conduct) control through risk mitigation and fraud and security crisis management will minimise reputation harm and reduce loss.


This applies to all organisations from SMEs to multi-nationals, and often involves a ‘fit-for-purpose’ or proportionate customised approach to suit your business needs.

RSM's Fraud & Forensic Services:

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Episode 4: Is your business fraud resilient? | talkBIG Podcast

18 October 2021
Is your business fraud resilient? In this episode, we speak with Roger Darvall-Stevens, Partner and Head of Fraud and Forensic Services at RSM on what business owners can be doing to prevent, detect & respond to fraudulent activity.  From training your employees to knowing what to look out for, developing whistleblower programs and regular communication with staff regarding internal controls and legal and ethical workplace surveillance to detect fraud, corruption or other workplace misconduct. Roger outlines what you can be doing to not only help educate staff but also deter potential fraudsters resulting in minimising of costs to your business and maximising fraud and corruption control

Webinar: Anti-Fraud Resilience The Latest Innovations

7 October 2021
Roger Darvall-Stevens, Partner and Head of Fraud and Forensic Services, presented on recent significant changes to fraud and corruption control which could make a significant positive impact to your business to help reduce the cost of fraud and corruption and have a more robust fraud and corruption control system.

3 tips to protect your government agency from a ransomware attack

23 September 2021
Are you scared of being a victim of ransomware?

Lingering Business Uncertainty and Emerging Risks

16 September 2021
RSM’s new Corporate Advisory Hub at Port Macquarie on the Mid-North Coast of NSW has seen increased enquiries from businesses that are struggling to deal with the day-to-day uncertainty and rising risks in their business.

Understanding your payroll function

17 August 2021
There has been a long list of high-profile Australian companies with underpayments to employees in the news recently.

Better practice fraud and corruption control guide AS 8001:2021 - RELEASED

10 August 2021
Many who have responsibility for fraud and corruption control within their business (whether private or public sector) will know of the better practice guidance from the Australia Standard AS 8001 Fraud and Corruption Control.

Fighting Insider Fraud: Using the Right Technologies

26 July 2021
Roger Darvall-Stevens, Partner and Head of Fraud and Forensic Services, met with the team at Fraud Today for an interview to discuss his latest global webinar on the topic of Fighting Insider Fraud: Using the Right Technologies. 

Fraud and Corruption Pressure Testing to Reduce "Surprises"

16 February 2021
The fundamental step in protecting an organisation and mitigating fraud and corruption control risks is understanding the type of fraud and corruption control risks that are prevalent to the organisation and assessing the counter measures currently in place to mitigate those risks. 

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #5

29 July 2020
Audit Committees, Senior Executives and Boards need to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on internal controls. The pandemic has caused many to transition to a work-from-home arrangement, and your most important internal controls may not have kept pace with these rapid process changes. Now is the time to ensure that any issues with underlying transactions, data or controls are identified and corrected, to prevent misappropriation or fraudulent activities.

Real estate organisations are a new target as cyberthreats continue to grow

25 May 2020
With the magnitude of security and data breach cases highlighted regularly in the media, most executives of real estate companies are aware that they will likely become a victim of a cyberattack.

Is COVID-19 an excuse to forgo forensic due diligence or integrity checks?

20 April 2020
In the wake of these ever-changing times it is quite natural for businesses and individuals to focus more on survival. This includes staff retainment rather than paying attention to protective control measures including conducting forensic due diligence checks.

COVID-19 Anti-fraud and corruption toolkit for business

27 March 2020
An important COVID-19 fraud update from the Fraud & Forensic Services team at RSM 

South Pacific and Asia Conference 2020 (SOPAC®)

2 March 2020
Darren Booth, National Head of Security and Privacy Risk Services at RSM Australia, will be presenting at the upcoming South Pacific and Asia Conference 2020 (SOPAC®) on 'The latest news in cyber security'. This presentation will cover the following:

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #3

3 February 2020
The bushfires have had a devastating impact with 25 people killed in NSW and thousands of homes damaged. Now, the government of NSW has announced an independent six-month inquiry into the bushfires which will examine causes as well as the preparedness and response. It is expected that the inquiry would consider how climate change, human activity and other factors had contributed to the blazes.

Whistleblower reporting and protection for your business

28 January 2020
There are now legal requirements for companies to have whistleblower avenues in place and ensure whistleblower protection when receiving, managing and investigating reports, which bring companies up-to-date and beyond the whistleblower requirements for the public sector.

Top of mind Cyber Security concerns for the financial services industry

26 September 2019
Cyber attacks and data breaches are now commonplace in financial services, more so than in any other industry and becoming the number-one risk concern for executives and directors.  

Should auditors be responsible for detecting fraud?

11 June 2018
An auditor is a watchdog, not a bloodhound...

Fraud & Forensics - the 'must knows' for business leaders

23 May 2018
This month, Roger Darvall-Stevens, Partner and National Head of Fraud & Forensic Services at RSM, is featured in Financier Worldwide’s Corporate Fraud & Corruption Annual Review. In the feature, he talks about regulatory developments in Australia, fraud & corruption risks and offers advice to businesses on how to mitigate t

Political bid to restore confidence in Murray Darling Basin Authority

1 August 2017
Farmers need greater clarity around what constitutes ‘appropriate compliance’ with Murray Darling Basin Authority water use regulations, before the findings of a badly needed review initiated by the Turnbull government are made public later this year, warns RSM Australia.

Unleash the power of whistleblowers in war on fraud

8 May 2017
Rather than putting a black mark against them, Australian firms should recognise the power of whistleblowers as an early warning system in the fight against fraud and corruption.

Fraud and corruption prevention for SMEs

8 November 2016
Stopping your company from being a target for fraud and corruption

How to combat the growing threat of foreign bribery and corruption

8 November 2016
What is best practice and where do Australian companies currently rate?

Our services to the local government sector

10 October 2016
RSM has a long history, both in Australia and overseas, of providing a wide range of value added services to local government.

Ultranet Operation Dunham

31 March 2016
RSM’s Fraud and Forensic Services’ Roger Darvall-Stevens and Probity Adviser Michael Shatter share their thoughts on the public examinations of Operation Dunham, Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission’s (IBAC) investigation into the Department of Education and Training’s $180 million Ultranet project.

C-Suite's dirty little fraud secret

25 August 2015
Fraud by CEOs, CFOs and others in the ‘C-suite’ is a dirty little secret which is rarely discussed but happens with disturbing regularity. It is one of those once in a lifetime events that seem to happen regularly!

Government entities: corruption risk management and an integrity framework

15 July 2015
Government (at the Commonwealth, state or territory, local levels with municipal councils, and agencies and other government entities) has been leading the way in mitigating the risks of fraud, bribery, corruption and improper conduct.

RSM's fraud and forensic capability strengthened with senior appointment

16 January 2015
RSM, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has strengthened its fraud and forensic capability with the appointment of Roger Darvall-Stevens as Partner in the Melbourne Audit and Assurance practice.