Arthur de Groot is a chartered accountant and joined Deloitte in 1997. He established Deloitte Forensic & Dispute Services. Since 1st of June in 2015 Arthur has been affiliated with Deloitte on a part-time basis, because he established the Institute for Financial Crime in The Hague. From the year of 2015 he was the director of this institute and from January 2019 member of the Governing Board.
Arthur has more than 30 years of experience in conducting fact-finding investigations in The Netherlands and abroad (including fraud and integrity investigations / bankruptcies / financial issues, as well as complex disputes and damage issues). He worked for almost 10 years as a fraud accountant at the Central Investigation Information Service (“Centrale Recherche Informatiedienst”). Arthur regularly functions as a forensic expert.
Arthur has published several articles concerning forensic accountancy, ICT and interpreting evidence, fraud investigation, financial and digital investigations and fraud prevention. He also functions as a lecturer at the post-graduate course IT-Audit Education at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and regularly gives lectures and presentations. Besides, he was a teacher at the NBA (Dutch professional association of accountants), the Open University and for the Criminal Investigation College.
He has various additional functions, including the chairman of the Fraude Film Festival foundation, a board member of the Dutch department of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Forensic Intelligence Network of Excellence (FINE) and the treasurer of the Society for International Development (SID).
I have returned to The Hague, the city of peace and security. To me there is no better place to realize my dream: a center of expertise and knowledge where I can use my knowledge and experience that I have built up over the last 30 years. This completes the circle and fulfils my contribution to a more honorable and safer society.