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Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws 2004
Carolyn Bradley graduated from Deakin University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and is currently employed as a Senior Analyst, Forensic, at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Carolyn fondly remembers her time at Deakin University.
'I found the content of Deakin's Commerce/Law degree to be both practical and relevant to the contemporary workplace. The case-based approach used within Deakin's commerce and law units, together with the emphasis placed on using technology to provide innovative solutions to problems, ensured I entered the corporate world armed with the skills required to tackle real-life business issues.
'Deakin's academic staff provided me with great support throughout my degree. They always answered my questions, whether academic or professional in nature, in an informative, timely and friendly manner, and showed genuine interest in helping me broaden my networks and knowledge. In this way, Deakin's academic staff helped me to understand Australia's corporate world and secure the job of my dreams following graduation.'
Carolyn's current employer Deloitte Forensic is the pre-eminent forensic accounting practice in Australia and provides services to clients along the continuum of fraud prevention through to cure (i.e. risk management through to investigations and ultimately dispute resolution).
'My ultimate ambition upon completing my tertiary studies was to attain a role in a well-respected organisation which would draw on both my commerce and legal skill sets, embrace my desire to learn, and was intent on providing consistent high-quality services in today's dynamic global environment. I found all of these things within Deloitte Forensic.
'I secured my place within the Deloitte Forensic team shortly after moving to Western Australia in early 2005. With the assistance of a human resources consultant, my CV was distributed to firms in WA with forensic accounting specialisations. Two interviews and a further two weeks later, I started with Deloitte Forensic in Western Australia.'
Since joining Deloitte Forensic in early 2005, Carolyn has worked for clients in both the public and private sectors across the Asia-Pacific region in Perth, Melbourne, Singapore, Mongolia and China. Assignments have ranged from high value, complex and multi-jurisdictional investigations to the analysis of smaller transactions. 'All in all, my role is incredibly diverse and has presented me with some amazing opportunities!'
According to Martin Langridge, Partner in Charge at Deloitte Forensic (WA), Carolyn approaches her work with a 'can do' attitude and a determination to learn, seek feedback and act on that feedback.
'Her dedication to serving the client and meeting commitments was backed by a foundation of solid technical skills which she was able to quickly adapt and apply to solve client issues. When combined with strong organisational skills and the drive to achieve, Carolyn quickly became a valued member of our team and earned rapid promotion,' Mr Langridge said.