The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a virtual seminar in lieu of the monthly training luncheon.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has provided the speakers for the June training.
This is a special presentation with ALFPA (Association of Latino Professionals for America).
Title: Corruption in Latin America - Opportunities, Challenges and Risks
Alberto Orozco, Partner Jose Tanguma, Director Catherine Manyoma, Senior Associate
Alberto Orozco is a Partner in the Houston Forensic Services Practice of PwC. Alberto has almost two decades of experience providing financial consulting, assurance and business advisory services to clients in various industries, including Retail, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Automotive, Technology and Hospitality. Alberto provides financial advisory services to clients, including the investigation of allegations regarding fraudulent financial reporting, asset misappropriation, procurement practices, allegations of illegal activities related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) due diligence reviews, ABAC compliance reviews, as well as various litigation and arbitration assignments.
Jose Tanguma is a Director in the Houston Forensic Services Practice of PwC. Jose has over 13 years of experience in providing consulting and auditing services to clients in multiple industries, including energy. Jose’s work experience includes investigation of allegations regarding asset misappropriation, procurement practices, anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) investigations, ABAC compliance assessments, ABAC due diligence assessments, risk assessments (e.g., ABAC, Enterprise-wide), and contract compliance audits. Jose’s experience also includes working for an upstream oil & gas company and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
Catherine Manyoma is a Senior Associate in the Houston Forensic Services Practice of PwC. She has 5+ years of experience in providing advisory and internal audit services to clients in various industries including energy, manufacturing, technology and commercial real estate. Catherine's experience includes conducting Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) investigations, litigation support for commercial damages, business valuations, transfer pricing benchmarking analysis for planning and compliance purposes, and compliance audits. Catherine’s experience also includes working for an Oilfield Services company performing the following types of audits: SOX compliance, financial, operational, and vendor audits at both domestic and international locations including France, Netherlands and Canada.
Description: Enthusiasm for business entry into Latin America may overshadow the need to properly understand and evaluate potential challenges and risks of doing business in the region.
Latin American countries are currently battling serious problems including poor infrastructure, high levels of crime, wealth disparity and corruption, which has become a primary concern and is under public scrutiny like never before.
Businesses that raise awareness of regional and country specific business threats will strengthen their competitive advantage where corruption is a constant and evolving challenge.
We provide an overview of Latin American countries’ current efforts to fight corruption through the establishment of their own anti-corruption laws and regulations, and we examine the main risks companies face when doing business in Latin America. CPE Credits: 1 CPE Credit for CFE certification
Understand three main areas
- Latin America's fight against corruption, including local Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) laws enacted and enforcement,
- Corruption schemes followed in LATAM related cases highlighted by the regulators for the last 20 years, and
- The use of technology on compliance efforts.
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Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
Who Should Attend: Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
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