Public Accountant, specialist in Assurance and Internal Control
Yohanna Siegler is an Associate with Sierra Forensic Group (SFG), a firm specializing in Anti-Corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, Litigation and Dispute Services and Forensic Accounting.
Yohanna has nine years of international internal control, financial consulting, and auditing experience including two years at Ernst & Young (EY). As an associate with SFG, Yohanna has applied her knowledge and expertise on matters involving fraud investigations, kickbacks, vendor frauds, and corruption investigations in Latin America. Yohanna has experience with e-discovery, and conducting investigative interviews. Her work with SFG also includes forensic accounting services for a multinational organization with operations in nearly 30 countries.
Prior to SFG, Yohanna was part of the founding team for Key People Business Advisors, a company focused on providing advice to SMEs on the implementation of IFRS internationally (International Financial Reporting Standards). While at Key People, she directly managed the financial audits of pharmaceutical, insurance and tourism companies in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISA). Yohanna also led classes to teach IFRS to large audiences of employees and executives.
Yohanna started her career as an auditor and risk control consultant in Bogota, Colombia. While working for EY, she participated in significant consulting and audit engagements with large government organizations and NYSE-traded companies. Yohanna was responsible for testing the design and operation of controls established under the parameters of Sarbanes - Oxley in large Oil & Gas companies. In another engagement, as an independent consultant for GCS, Yohanna participated in a forensic accounting investigation and audit project issued by Financial Superintendence of Colombia.
Yohanna is a native Spanish speaker with years of professional experience working in Latin America. She is a graduate from the University of Quindio, Colombia (Universidad del Quindio) with a Bachelor's degree in Public Accounting. She later went on to earn her specialization in Assurance and Internal Control from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.