Ivan Garces, CPA/CFF, CAMS


Risk Advisory Services

Miami, FL

Ivan has extensive experience in anti-money laundering, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC, FCPA, and internal corporate investigations and compliance matters.

Ivan Garces chairs Kaufman Rossin’s risk advisory services practice and co-leads the firm’s banking practice. He brings clients more than 20 years of public accounting experience, and provides risk management, governance, 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.

He has extensive experience evaluating risk management programs, internal controls, 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. Ivan has assisted numerous companies and financial institutions respond to regulatory enforcement actions related to such matters. Ivan has conducted internal investigations into alleged asset misappropriation, financial reporting, money laundering and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. He has also provided expert testimony for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

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.

He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Ivan is a board member of the Florida International Bankers Association’s executive committee, and is the immediate 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.