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Ivan Garces, CPA

Chief Risk Officer, Risk Advisory Services Practice Leader


(305) 646-6054


Ivan Garces is a senior advisory principal, Chair of Kaufman Rossin's Risk Advisory Services practice, and serves as the Firm's Chief Risk Officer and is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. He brings clients more than 25 years of public accounting experience, and provides, risk management, governance, forensic accounting and financial crimes 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.

He has extensive experience evaluating risk management programs, internal controls, anti-fraud, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance programs, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance programs and assisting companies and financial institutions respond to regulatory enforcement actions related to such matters. He has provided expert testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida as well as in arbitration proceedings.

A frequent speaker at industry events and panels, Ivan has been quoted in financial news and trade publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, South Florida Business Journal, American Banker and Compliance Week.

Ivan is chair of the Financial & International Business Association (FIBA), board member of the South Florida Banking Institute, board member of the GableStage, and past president of the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Cuban-American CPA Association.

He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Florida International University

Master of Science, Taxation, Florida International University

Presentations Given

  • Frequent lecturer for professional and academic audiences on a variety of topics including money laundering, sanctions, fraud, corruption, internal investigations, forensic accounting, and regulatory compliance matters.