Brian Ross is an Associate Director at FRA with over 15 years of experience in professional services and industry roles. Brian specializes in Forensic Accounting and Corporate Compliance and has worked on matters involving bribery and corruption, revenue recognition, fraud and misconduct, regulatory compliance, and risk management.
While at FRA, Brian has assisted a publicly traded company respond to an SEC Inquiry Letter and corresponding shareholder lawsuit related to allegations of channel stuffing and improper sales practices, and the corresponding impact to revenue recognition and earnings management. Additionally, Brian has supported an Independent Monitor appointed by the US Department of Justice in evaluating the third line of defense function at a multinational Financial Services company. Brian has assisted a global Medical Device company in remediating observations made by the company’s Independent Monitor which includes reviewing transactions across numerous countries, identifying policy violations and gaps, determining the root cause of each issue, and creating action plans to address the issues and prevent future violations. Brian has provided investigative services for clients for a variety of matters including allegations of FCPA violations, anti-competitive practices, accounting malpractice, and potential violations of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law.
Prior to joining FRA, Brian worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals in the Compliance Audit Group, where he conducted audits designed to assess compliance and fraud risk related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, antitrust laws, data privacy, and restricted promotional practices. Brian also worked at Vanguard in Internal Audit, where he managed audits in the Institutional Investor Group. Prior to these roles, Brian was a manager in KPMG’s Forensic practice where he coordinated and managed forensic investigations, risk assessments, control evaluations, and third party due diligence engagements. These engagements were completed on behalf of management, outside counsel, and audit committees of Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, retail, software, manufacturing, financial services, and higher-education industries.
Brian is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Pennsylvania and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy with a minor in Finance from Villanova University.