Ivan Garces of Kaufman Rossin appointed chair-elect of FIBA board

Kaufman Rossin, one of the top 100 CPA and advisory firms in the U.S. and the largest independent accounting firm in Florida, announced that principal and chair of the Risk Advisory Services practice, Ivan Garces, has been re-elected to serve on the Financial & International Business Association’s (FIBA) board and executive committee as 2023 chair-elect.

The Financial & International Business Association is a non-profit trade association and international center for financial excellence. The Florida-based, and globally connected, organization’s membership includes the largest financial institutions from Europe, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. As a respected industry voice, FIBA has built a network of partnerships with regulators and policymakers through a comprehensive, hands-on approach to advocacy.

Garces has been an active member in the organization for over 15 years. He has served on the board for the last eight years, most recently as the 2022 vice-chair and secretary.

He brings clients more than 25 years of public accounting experience, and provides governance, risk management, forensic accounting and regulatory compliance consulting services to private and publicly traded companies and financial institutions throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Garces has extensive experience evaluating risk management programs, internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley, anti-fraud and anti-money laundering programs, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance programs and assisting organizations respond to regulatory enforcement actions related to such matters.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve FIBA and its members. I would like to thank the 2022 board, executive committee and management for their dedication to the organization,” says Garces, “I am looking forward to working alongside the 2023 team to further FIBA’s mission of providing high-level education and advocacy support to its members.”

Ivan Garces, CPA, CFF, CFE, CAMS, is a Risk Advisory Services Principal- Chair Risk Advisory Services at Kaufman Rossin, one of the Top 100 CPA and advisory firms in the U.S.