Ashley Esponda is an Associate Director at FRA in the Forensic Accounting team. She has more than seven years of experience in fraud investigations, litigation support, and regulatory compliance services.
Ashley specializes in large-scale investigations involving fraud, misconduct, and noncompliance with established company policies. She is highly skilled in analysing audit procedures, company accounting procedures, client control environments, and general ledger data to assist in the evaluation of exposure to fraudulent financial reporting. She has extensive experience providing forensic accounting services across numerous industries including health care, energy, and retail.
Prior to FRA, Ashley was a member of KPMG’s Forensic practice where she led a five-year Independent Review Organization engagement. As part of the engagement, she designed review procedures to assist both the company and Office of Inspector General in their evaluation of the company’s compliance with the Corporate Integrity Agreement. During another large regulatory compliance engagement, Ashley also developed risk based data analytics procedures to detect potential fraud in third-party sales channels, ultimately assisting companies in meeting federally subsidized ‘Lifeline’ program requirements.
Ashley a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a Master’s degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.