Tony Joy


Senior Executive Advisor - Global Investigation and Forensic

Subject Matter Expert in Forensic Accounting, Compliance, and Investigations - Expert Witness, and

Head of Great Lakes / Mid-Western Region & Region Formation

Phone: +1 (703) 674-5080, x109


11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190 USA


Tony Joy (American citizen), a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Ohio, is National Practice Leader in charge of the Great Lakes / Mid-West Region, and region formation, with expertise in audit, internal controls, forensic accounting, compliance, ethics and special Investigations, and works as an expert witness. He resides in Ohio 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.

Tony is a proven global finance executive with extensive experience in Corporate Governance, Internal Controls / Audit, Compliance / Ethics, Risk Management, and Investigations. He has specialized in designing and leading the internal audit, compliance, anti-corruption / ethics, and internal investigations functions globally for numerous US and Australian based multi-nationals. This has included fraud detection / prevention and awareness programs, third-party screening / due diligence, ERM, and leading dozens of forensic, fraud, and FCPA investigations around the globe.

He has broad experience across several industries, including Manufacturing / Industrials, Life-Sciences (Medical Diagnostics and Medical Devices), Energy (Oil, Gas & Mining / Minerals), Technology, and Engineering / Construction Management, to name a few and has extensive experience working in every geographic region across the globe.

He has designed and implemented “Best-in-Class” Compliance and Audit program’s worldwide for several multi-national organizations and has overseen the day to day internal audit operations (including a pre-IPO), at numerous organizations by designing flexible audit infrastructure for use at global locations to accommodate financial, process and operational audits.

Tony has managed audit, risk and compliance engagements, special projects and M&A due diligence throughout Europe, Asia, the America’s and Africa, including coordinating and leading investigations in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brazil, UK, Italy, Eastern Europe, including Russia, China, Japan, India, Australia, the Philippines, UAE, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo. South Africa, and several countries in West Africa.

His experience has included project management, design / set-up, and running the day to day operations of the global compliance / ethics programs for numerous organizations. This has included coordinating compliance requirements and activities such as Anti-Corruption and FCPA programs, Export / Trade Compliance, whistle-blower “alert-line”, developing in-house ethics training materials and facilitating live ethics training sessions across the globe to overseeing and conducting dozens sensitive internal investigations in multiple jurisdictions.

He has played a key role in executing the M&A strategy and the due diligence activities on multiple international acquisitions at several global organizations. He has also facilitated training and taught various continuing professional education courses and presentations related to internal audit, compliance / ethics, fraud awareness and prevention, anti-bribery / anti-corruption, risk management, and investigative techniques.

Tony served in the U.S. Marine Corps, assigned to the White House detail under two Presidential Administrations, assisting the US Secret Service with executive protection, prior to the start of his professional career. Most recently he served on the Board of Trustees of Urbana University, a small private liberal arts college.

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • B.S.., Business Administration / Accounting Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH


  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, (ACFE)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors, Member (IIA)
  • Board of Trustees for the American Blood Center (Dayton), the nation’s largest Tissue and Blood Center

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, employs, associates and contracts with attorneys and CPAs, we are not public accounting firms nor law firms nor are we registered as such.