Forensic accounting expert specialising in investigations and proactive financial crime risk management.

Sara is a Chartered Accountant and forensic expert specialising in financial crime and regulatory investigations, funds and asset tracing and proactive fraud and corruption risk management.

With more than 15 years of dedicated forensic experience, Sara has led a number of Australia’s highest profile civil and criminal investigations across a broad range of industries. Sara works closely with boards, senior executives, and their legal counsel to navigate the complexities of managing employee fraud, misconduct and corruption matters. Her experience includes assisting clients respond to domestic and international regulators as well as law enforcement.

Sara is passionate about delivering quality outcomes for clients and is focused on thorough planning and execution to assist clients make informed decisions.

Sara also partners with clients to review and develop their governance and compliance frameworks. She has extensive experience in benchmarking fraud and corruption programs and performing fraud and corruption risk assessments.

As a highly-regarded specialist in her field, Sara shares her knowledge and expertise by delivering fraud and corruption awareness training in both the public and private sector.

"What we do is put a spotlight on the question of how did this happen? And then we advise on how to avoid it happening again."

Sara Deady

Qualifications & memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Australian National University, Canberra

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Australian National University, Canberra

  • Member, CA ANZ