Conflicts of interest have been prevalent in some Australia’s biggest fraud and corruption scandals. If they are not properly addressed through education, training and reporting, the chances of causing a negative impact of your organisation’s reputation, will develop.
Organisations often outline their conflict of interest guidelines within their Code of Conduct or in a separate, stand-alone policy.
When necessary, an independent investigation may be required to determine the facts concerning and apparent, perceived or potential conflicts of interest concerning employees and directors.
We can undertake such conflict of interest investigations.
Our investigations of conflicts of interest have included the following:
- Allegations of a conflict of interest involving family members at a tertiary institution
- Forensic accounting assessment of documentation to support lending on a property development including the valuation methods used and alleged conflicts of interest
- Allegations of conflicts of interest by employees in a nsw government department
- Allegations of a conflict between two staff members negatively impacting the morale and operations at a local council
- Allegations of a conflict of interest between a staff member and external consultants at a victorian regional council
- Allegations of conflicts of interest involving a senior procurement staff member for acting as a middle man in dealing with suppliers to a gold mining company
- Allegations of conflicts of interest involving an employee, several contractors and the employee’s family
- Allegations of conflicts of interest and preferential dealing involve a mine employee and several suppliers
- Allegations of a conflict of interest involving the personal property interests and the organisational interests of a staff member of a commonwealth housing authority
- Provision of a reporting line to a mining company for suppliers and contractors to raise any concerns about possible corruption or conflicts of interest involving staff