Juliana Palma

Principal

São Paulo

Juliana Palma is a Principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence department, based in Brazil. As a forensic specialist and certified accountant, Juliana has participated in numerous investigations involving financial statement fraud, corruption, conflicts of interest and asset misappropriation.

  • Americas
  • Anti-fraud & Financial Crime
  • Compliance Due Diligence
  • Risk Assessment & Monitoring

Juliana Palma is a Principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence department, based in Brazil. As a forensic specialist and certified accountant, Juliana has participated in numerous investigations involving financial statement fraud, corruption, conflicts of interest and asset misappropriation. 

Juliana has more than 16 years of experience in a variety of auditing and forensic activities including forensic accounting review, data analytics, transaction testing, walkthroughs, interviews, background checks, email review and designing and delivering reports to c-level executives and local authorities. She also has extensive experience with compliance reviews, adhering to global standards and applicable laws (such as the FCPA and UK Bribery Act), pre- and post-acquisition ABAC due diligence and risk assessments, primarily in the Americas region.


Juliana’s recent projects include:
  • Leading a complex investigation involving fraud and corruption allegations at a large company in Brazil which is negotiating a leniency agreement with public prosecutors. Working in conjunction with legal counsel, Juliana presented her team’s findings to the company’s board members and public prosecutors. 
  • Leading a large project related to a remediation plan for a leading company in Brazil at the request of local authorities—including risk analysis, implementation of improvements in internal controls and compliance training.
  • Participation in a large project to support the monitors appointed by DoJ and MPF for a large publicly listed Brazilian company that had signed a leniency agreement with Brazilian and US authorities.

 

Before joining Control Risks, Juliana worked at the Brazilian food company BRF as a compliance manager. Prior to that, Juliana worked for four years at SCA, a Swedish hygiene and timber products company, as a corporate internal auditor, performing internal audit and investigation activities across 10 different countries within the Americas region. As part of her role, Juliana audited all areas of the company, including finance, accounting, sales, procurement, human resources and operations. Juliana also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior consultant in three different divisions over six years: external audit, internal audit and the forensics department. During this period, Juliana accumulated experience in various projects across the financial services, automotive, electronics, logistics, insurance, medical equipment manufacturing, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Juliana holds degrees from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo in business administration and from the Trevisan Business School in accountancy. She speaks native Portuguese, fluent English and advanced Spanish.

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