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CPA, CFE, CFF, CGMA
Adrian Sierra is the Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Forensic Group (SFG). His professional experience has provided him with a wide array of knowledge in the areas of accounting, forensic accounting, forensic technology, litigation support, and taxation. Adrian has testified as an accounting expert witness and has prepared expert reports. Adrian has conducted multiple engagements within the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. His experience includes but is not limited to 10A and SEC investigations, asset misappropriations, kickbacks, vendor frauds, and anti-bribery and corruption investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) matters involving due diligence, investigations, and compliance. He works with public and private multinational clients, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
He frequently speaks on topics including anti-corruption investigations, comparative accounting, compliance, fraud awareness, artificial intelligence technology and interviewing techniques to a variety of audiences such as to the Office of the City Treasurer - City of Chicago, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA), the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), the DePaul University’s graduate level Fraud Investigations course, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) Forensic Accounting course and Accounting Controls Systems course, and the Florida International University (FIU) Masters of Accounting Program.
Adrian is a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Compliance and Ethics Section for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). He has contributed to The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual – 2019, by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and The Global Economic Crime Survey 2007: South and Central America Supplement by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Prior to developing SFG, Adrian worked in the Investigations and Forensic Services practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). He received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also completed an Executive Educational course held at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Adrian is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Illinois, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), is certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a native Spanish and English speaker and has elementary proficiency in Portuguese.