JD, CPA, Esq.
Group Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Senior Executive Advisor - Tax,
Global Head - Tax Fraud Investigative Services,
Special Faculty, Hofstra Law Center, and
English and Spanish bilingual
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190 USA
Erik Burgos (American citizen), a licensed attorney and a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Virginia, is RKA’s Chief Accounting Officer and Global Controller. Erik is a tax services and tax controversies expert and resides in Virginia with his family.
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.
Erik has more than fifteen years of experience dealing with complex accounting topics and transaction tax planning, structuring, due diligence, and post-acquisition tax planning to enhance the tax effectiveness of acquired businesses. Most recently Erik served as tax attorney for General Dynamics an aerospace and defense company in Northern Virginia where he was responsible for managing the company-wide global state, local and miscellaneous tax issues; developing and implementing company-wide tax policy; and coordinating tax planning and legal advice regarding state, local and miscellaneous income, and non-income tax matters. Prior to GD, Erik was a Partner at a regional accounting firm in Virginia and oversaw the multistate tax practice and led the firm’s state income tax service line. He was also the Mid-Atlantic and southeast state tax mergers & acquisitions practice leader for a Big4 accounting firm and was responsible for overseeing the state and local mergers and acquisition practices in the mid-Atlantic and southeast regions. In this role, Erik focused on the state and local tax aspects of mergers and acquisition deals which included: transaction tax planning, structuring, due diligence, and post-acquisition state and local tax planning. Erik has worked on more than 850 M&A transactions throughout his career.
He holds a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) from Hofstra Law Center and a Master of Tax Law from Georgetown University’s Law Center. He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Virginia. Additionally, Erik is a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra Law Center and teaches state and local tax.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS and ASSOCIATIONS
- J.D. Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY
- Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown Law Center, Washington D.C.
- B.A., Accounting, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
- Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and Virginia
- Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York and New Jersey
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, member
- Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, member
- New York State Bar Association, member
- District of Columbia Bar Association, member
- National Hispanic Bar Association, member
- District of Columbia Hispanic Bar Association, Treasurer and member
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.