Consulting Director, Senior Advisor - Global Investigation & Forensics,
Subject Matter Expert on complex forensic accounting and other financial as well as multi-national/cross border international investigations, white-collar crime defense litigation support, special investigations including C-level independent mandates, and forensic audit,
Head of Mexico and Central America Firm Formation, and
English and Spanish Bilingual
Mexico City, Mexico
Angel Morales (Mexican citizen) is a Consulting Director and Senior Advisor in RKA Worldwide’s Global Investigation and Forensics Practice. Angel lives and is based in Mexico City where he leads RKA’s international expansion project to Mexico and Central America.
With leadership presence and residing in the Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New York metro areas; Miami; Houston; Austin; Atlanta; Columbus; Tampa; Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Quito, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Mexico City; Brisbane, Australia; and Cologne, Germany, the firm principals are repeatedly sought-after in high stakes forensic, integrity services and special investigation, as well as risk, security/executive protection, litigation support, and compliance advisory services. They have worked for or served the world’s largest, most recognized, and respected companies. Together, RKA multi-lingual leaders some which are certified public accountants, accredited business valuators, certified internal auditors and certified fraud examiners, others certified in financial forensics, project management, audit leadership, government and information systems audit, and risk management, licensed attorneys, and personal protection specialists. We have decades of experience as former Fortune 30 senior executives, including CEOs and Board/Audit Committee members, Big4 accounting firm partners, external and internal auditors, compliance advisors, protection and intelligence community personnel, United States federal prosecutors, and state and federal American and foreign law enforcement and armed forces commissioned officers.
Angel has over twelve years working and leading large-scale compliance, fraud and forensic investigations and dispute services, six and one-half working for EY in Mexico and Colombia, and recently for Deloitte and BRG in Colombia where until recently he was an Associate Director in BRG’s Global Investigations and Forensics on international expatriate assignment to Bogota, Colombia. He led investigative, intelligence, and dispute services in the Andean Region, Central America, and Caribbean countries and is native bilingual in Spanish.
Angel’s forensic leadership and subject matter expert include forensic investigative, internal audit, and compliance engagements. He has performed a wide-array of projects including compliance assessments related to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act (UKBA), and other anti-money laundering topics for domestic and international entities, both public and private. He also has expertise in forensic audit (searching for fraud and corruption through audits and review), risk assessment and data analysis. He has led large and small-scale investigative teams providing accounting and financial guidance and expertise to companies and legal counsel (in-house and outside) responding to a variety of complex matters, including crisis management and regulatory enforcement engagements.
A large majority involved financial statement alleged and actual misrepresentations, embezzlement/theft and misappropriation, fair value accounting of financial assets, off-label promotion, corruption and bribery, and joint venture contract compliance. Engagement responsibilities included but not limited to the identification of accounting improprieties and fraudulent transactions, preparation of expert reports, forensic interviews and analysis of financial statement impact, and economic damages. He has also assisted companies and counsel in preventing fraud through due diligence procedures, risk assessments and compliance monitoring.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, AND MEMBERSHIPS
Universidad del Tepeyac in Mexico City, Mexico
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Association of Certified Fraud Examiner
Certification as Fraud Examiner
A highlight of his projects related to relevant clients from key industry sectors such as:
- Life – Science: due diligences on distributors, background checks on vendors and customers, fraud investigations, forensic interviews and FCPA compliance revisions.
- Automotive: assist on anti-fraud/bribery programs and policies, compliance revisions and fraud investigations.
- Telecomm: internal control audits, compliance revisions on UK bribery act, fraud investigations.
- Manufacturing: internal control audits, FCPA compliance, corporate compliance, post-acquisition due diligences.
- Wholesale and large and medium retail: fraud investigations, corporate compliance, due diligence on distributors, clients and vendors.
- Banking and Financial: FCPA due diligence and anti-money laundering compliance and fraud investigation.
- Construction and Real Estate: fraud investigations, internal control audits, diagnostic on anti-money laundering regulations and compliance on joint-venture agreements.
- Power, Energy, Oil and Gas: anti-corruption assessment on third parties and fraud investigations.
While RKA Worldwide Group LLC (USA) and RKA Worldwide do Brasil Consultoria and companies in formation, RKA Worldwide de Colombia SAS, RKA Worldwide de Argentina SA, and RKA Worldwide Security and Protection LLC, may employ, associate and/or contract with attorneys and CPAs, we are not public accounting firms nor law firms nor are we registered as such.