Uriel Goldberg is a Director in FRA’s forensic accounting team, based in Paris. He has over 27 years’ experience in various regulatory and in-house accounting, financial and legal roles, during which he established particular expertise in highly complex financial crime investigations.
Uriel joined FRA after five years as forensic accounting expert in the French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (Parquet National Financier, PNF). He helped drive high profile and complex investigations of multinational companies. His role also involved providing technical advice on accounting and financial aspects of investigations, helping to establish efficient investigation strategies.
At the PNF, Uriel played a key role in negotiations relating to the conclusion of French Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“Convention Judiciaire d’Intérêt Public”, or CJIP). He is well versed in working with companies’ legal and financial departments, senior management and external counsel, to reach sustainable and effective agreements.
Uriel’s recent engagements include a bribery and corruption investigation for a French listed group, and related gain and fine calculations. In this context, the objective was to conduct a financial analysis and an extensive documentation review to substantiate or refute the whistle-blower’s allegations and establish an appropriate basis for engagement with the PNF.
Uriel started his career with Arthur Andersen and had in-house roles prior to joining the PNF, both in the private and public sectors. These included heading Legal and Finance teams at the Ecole du Louvre and taking part in the pre-opening team of the Musée du quai Branly. In his early career as an auditor, he worked in New York for three years.
Uriel is a judicial expert at the Paris Court of Appeal and a French Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is also Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). In addition to his native French language, he speaks English fluently and German to an intermediate level.