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Jaco Sadie

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Forensic & Litigation Consulting
  • T: +1 415 283 4230
  • F: +1 415 293 4497
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    • 50 California Street
    • Suite 1900
    • San Francisco, CA, 94111
    • United States
    • T: +1 415 283 4200
    • F: +1 415 293 4496
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Jaco Sadie is a senior business advisor with extensive experience providing forensic accounting investigative and litigation services. Mr. Sadie provides financial crime related compliance and investigative services to financial institutions and regulators, specializing in fraud investigations, anti-money laundering (AML/BSA) compliance and reviews and sanctions related projects.

Mr. Sadie has led numerous engagements that involve “look-back” transaction reviews to identify suspicious activity, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs reviews, compliance testing of AML/BSA programs, and AML training. He has served as a monitor or independent consultant for financial institutions relating to consent orders issued by regulatory bodies and as a result have had significant interaction with regulatory bodies. He has led investigations in fraud allegations at financial institutions and other industries, directing the efforts of data collection, interviews, analysis of data and documents and the presentation of results. He has spoken at venues about anti-money laundering best practices and has been designated as a testifying expert in a number of matters that involve anti-money laundering and sanctions issues.

Mr. Sadie has served as an accounting expert for counsel and clients on technical GAAP accounting matters dealing with a range of issues such as restatements, application of auditing standards, revenue recognition, consolidations, purchase price adjustments and SEC issues. Throughout his career he has performed and led forensic accounting investigations, accounting malpractice matters, and breach of contract damages analysis across a wide range of industries, including providing expert witness testimony on behalf of the SEC involving a financial crime matter. 

Mr. Sadie also has significant experience preparing complex property damage, business interruption, and cyber insurance claims for his clients. He has practiced in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting Mr. Sadie was a Principal at LECG and was a Senior Manager at Deloitte practicing in the United States, Luxembourg and South Africa.

Mr. Sadie earned a B.A. in accounting (honors) at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is Certified in Fraud and Forensics, and is a Certified Public Accountant (California), a Chartered Accountant (South Africa), and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He also served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University where he taught on Allegations of Audit Failures.

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