Aeriel Houston is a Manager in FRA’s Dallas office. She has over 5 years of experience on various investigations, disputes, and forensic accounting engagements for international clients.
Aeriel’s experience includes matters involving bribery and corruption, fraud, compliance and risk management. At FRA, she has assisted on a corporate monitorship of a global financial institution where she reviewed and provided recommendations regarding client contractual compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, and the internal control environment. She has also performed analysis on investigations regarding financial statement fraud, and has provided litigation support in the context of fraud and contractual disputes. She has assisted clients with their fraud risk management efforts, and more specifically has experience performing a gap assessment of a retail company’s bribery and corruption risk mitigation practices in Asia.
Aeriel was part of the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF). Aeriel’s team focused on the analysis of large volumes of financial data to satisfy the demands of law firms and regulatory authorities.
Prior to joining FRA, Aeriel worked in the Forensic Investigations and Disputes practice of a Big Four public accounting firm, where she performed investigations of alleged fraud and misconduct. Aeriel assisted with transaction testing as well as conducted data analysis to support arbitration matters. Aeriel has worked with clients across industries including oil and gas, consumer markets, manufacturing, telecommunications, health care, and insurance.
Aeriel is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Texas. She has a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University.