Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Pamela Parizek Joins Kroll to Lead the North American Financial Investigations Practice

New York – Kroll, the global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of Pamela J. Parizek as a managing director and North American lead for Financial Investigations in its Business Intelligence and Investigations practice.

Based in Washington, D.C., Parizek has more than 30 years of experience advising audit committees, C-suite executives and outside counsel on complex accounting, legal and regulatory matters. Her expertise includes serving in the SEC’s enforcement division, leading the Washington, D.C. forensic practice of a Big Four accounting firm, and acting as an independent auditor and external compliance advisor to a number of regulated entities and multilateral organizations.

Parizek has conducted a wide variety of forensic accounting investigations involving overstatement of revenue, improper deferral of expenses, misappropriation of assets, manipulation of reserves, improper accounting for bonus accruals, performance rebates and accounts receivable reserves, premature recognition of software revenue, and improper capitalization of current period expenses.

Over the past decade, Parizek has led over 100 engagements in 30 countries, including numerous cross-border investigations into alleged anti-bribery and corruption violations. She has developed anti-bribery and corruption training programs, risk assessments, compliance audits, due diligence procedures, and remediation plans for clients in EMEA, South America, APAC and the U.S. Her findings have been presented to the SEC, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Serious Fraud Office and other U.S. and foreign regulatory authorities in compliance with restrictive data protection and privacy regimes around the world.

Richard Plansky, Managing Director and North American Leader of the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice at Kroll, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Pamela to our team. Pam is true leader in her field, and her appointment is a fitting statement of our commitment to build and grow the most technologically-advanced and efficient financial investigations practice in our business.  The current economic climate, coupled with a rapidly shifting regulatory and corporate landscape, will test the ability of corporates and financial institutions to efficiently and effectively detect, prevent, and remediate financial crime and malfeasance. There is no one better than Pam to help our clients accomplish that goal.” 

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