COMPLIANCE & ETHICS

Organizations with expanding footprints across the global marketplace are facing increased exposure and scrutiny. These markets have their own set of challenges, whether cultural sensitivities, geopolitical risks, local regulations, or infrastructure concerns, to name just a few. Fraud, Bribery and Corruption continue to be an unwelcome but persistent and very costly feature of business life. Businesses are coming under increasing regulatory and public scrutiny. It is critical that risk management and good governance have a central place in your business.  Even a single incident of alleged corruption can lead to reputational damage and impact the bottom line. It is a lot less costly to put a Compliance Program in place than it is to deal with the impact of violations. We provide clients with advisory services and practical solutions to help identify, prevent, mitigate, investigate (when necessary) and remediate compliance risk. The majority of FCPA cases involve the use of third-party intermediaries, such as agents, distributors and / or consultants. Therefore, it is important to ensure that there is a protocol to ensure pre-contract due diligence / screening and ensure that contracts contain anti-bribery provisions. Monitoring and auditing are crucial. Compliance programs that are not monitored are generally not very effective. This means having the auditors familiar with the specifics of FCPA and other relevant Anti-Corruption / Anti-Bribery provisions where you do business. Effective monitoring and auditing can have a deterrent effect as well, thus enhancing the overall control environment.

RKA Worldwide’s leaders have decades of experience working with the Big Four, Fortune 30, multi-national companies, and foreign governments. We have conducted compliance and ethics investigations in:

North America | Latin America | Asia Pacific | Middle-East | Africa | Europe | Mediterranean region

Tony Joy

CPA, CFE

Interim Global Head & Practice Leader

Our experience includes:

Businesses are coming under increasing regulatory and public scrutiny – we are a cost effective alternative to traditional accounting firms by providing compliance services such as Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption programs, Fraud & Corruption Awareness and Training, and Prevention protocols, and Fraud Risk Assessments.

Fraud / Corruption Prevention and Awareness

  • Design, Implementation of Monitoring of Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption Programs,
  • Designing and implementing policies such as Code of Conduct and Standardization of Policies & Practices
  • Developing, coordinating and conducting Ethics & Compliance Training, Awareness, and Communications
  • Whistle-blower “Hotline” design and implementation
  • Trade Compliance,
  • Fraud & Corruption Risk Assessments,
  • Vendor / 3rd Party Screening / Vetting Programs (Due Diligence)
  • Know Your Customer (KYC) and Client Reputational Screening program design and implementation
  • Compliance Monitoring / Auditing
  • Fraud, Corruption (FCPA) 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.