Rosa Soto is an Associate with Sierra Forensic Group (SFG). Rosa has devoted her professional career to the field of accounting. As an Associate with SFG, Rosa has been involved in various global forensic accounting engagements.
Most recently she has applied her knowledge and expertise on matters involving fraud investigations, asset misappropriations, kickbacks, vendor frauds, anti-bribery and corruption investigations in Latin America. Rosa has successfully applied her skills for conducting complex interviews and performing large scale data analysis with these engagements. Her experience with SFG also includes FCPA due diligence and compliance projects for clients having significant global operations. Specifically, she has managed data collection, reviewed contracts, invoices, and other documents for an FCPA assessment project of a multinational organization with operations in over 60 countries.
Prior to SFG, Rosa acquired two years of experience in the financial services sector, previously working for the largest U.S. bank, JPMorgan Chase. During her time at JPMorgan Chase, Rosa performed daily transactions on behalf of customers and handled anywhere from $25,000 to $100,000 worth of currency. Rosa was trained to detect common types of checking and savings account fraud and implemented techniques for prevention, applied recommended guidelines and took action upon suspicion of fraud. She also recognized cash-related schemes aimed specifically at tellers and bank customers and methods for prevention, applied knowledge of compliance laws related to fraud and implemented methods to recognize and prevent identity theft.
Rosa writes and speaks Spanish fluently and has expertise translating documents to English. Rosa also has experience serving as an interpreter, previously assisting attorneys in court by translating testimony for Spanish only speakers. She assists in developing internal and external forensic accounting collateral as well as prepares continuing professional education (CPE) presentations for various organizations and clients.
Rosa is a graduate of Northwestern College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Executive Accounting. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy at DePaul University in Chicago and subsequently plans to pursue a Certification in Public Accounting (CPA).