Carmen is an Associate Director in FRA’s forensic accounting team with almost ten years of experience in external audit.
Carmen has been involved in several global compliance monitorships and anti-corruption reviews across the oil and gas, banking technology, financial services, aeronautical and medical devices industries. The reviews involved entities based in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Carmen has also provided accounting support to independent Co-Monitors related to an enforcement action by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for a member firm of a global accounting firm, including the review and assessment of the audit firm’s design and execution of it system of quality control. Carmen’s experience at FRA also encompasses assisting with the preparation of project profitability analyses used in the disgorgement and penalty calculations negotiated with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Prior to joining FRA, Carmen worked at two big four accounting firms (KPMG and EY) in their audit practices in the UK and Portugal. Carmen’s client portfolio included large multinational companies mainly in the media, entertainment and technology sectors.
Carmen is a qualified accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She earned a degree in Economics from the University of Porto in Portugal. Carmen is a native Portuguese speaker and is fluent in English.