Ivan Garces of Kaufman Rossin leads FIBA as 2024 chair
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 Chief Risk Officer and Risk Advisory Services Practice Leader Ivan Garces, has been elected chair of the Financial & International Business Association (FIBA) for 2024.
As a respected industry voice for 45 years, FIBA has supported the global financial services industry through high-level education, certifications, thought leadership, and effective advocacy. FIBA’s membership has evolved over the years to include everyone from community banks and fintechs, to the largest global financial institutions and non-financial organizations, who all play a crucial role in advancing the financial services industry.
For over 15 years, Garces has been committed to the organization, serving as chair-elect in 2023, vice-chair and secretary in 2022 and Treasurer in 2021. In total, he has been a member of the FIBA board for the past eight years. In his new role as chair, he will help lead transformative change in the industry, fostering a united front within the international financial services community.
“I am deeply honored and humbled by the privilege to serve as chair and contribute to FIBA alongside its dedicated board, committee, and staff members,” said Garces. “I look forward to continuing to build on FIBA’s remarkable legacy and impact in shaping the future of our industry. As chair, I will champion the organization’s commitment to fostering best-in-class education, certifications, thought leadership and industry growth through effective advocacy, enabling the pursuit of success for all its members.”
With over 25 years of experience in public accounting and advisory, Garces provides risk management, governance, forensic accounting, as well as consultation on financial crimes, sanctions and regulatory compliance for both private and publicly traded entities 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.
Garces is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University.