Dennis Romero is a Manager with Treliant. Dennis has over eight years of experience investigating fraud, accounting irregularities, employee misconduct and bribery, as well as performing internal and external compliance audits and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) reviews for large multinational companies across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, financial services and retail industries. Dennis has also managed multiple compliance matters related to the Real Estate Procedures Settlement Act (RESPA) and Regulation X for banking and financial services clients.
In his career, Dennis has conducted a wide variety of forensic accounting investigations involving asset misappropriation, improper accounting, conflicts of interest and bribery. Prior to joining Treliant, Dennis was a Forensic and Compliance Lead Specialist for the multinational healthcare company, Johnson and Johnson, where he led sensitive issue investigations relating to fraud and employee misconduct and assisted with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) reviews. In this role, he also led a successful initiative to implement enhancements for the reporting of sensitive issue reviews to executive management. Dennis has also served as the Senior Forensic Auditor for the multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi where he operated as the fraud expert and developed new processes, tools and training to improve the consideration of fraud in internal audits.
Dennis has extensive consulting and advisory experience from his role with KPMG’s United States Risk Consulting practice where he specialized in Forensic Advisory Services. He led a wide variety of engagements involving FCPA investigations, AML reviews, international third-party due diligence projects, and manual journal testing involving SQL intensive tools. Dennis assisted in the review of the Department of Justice sanctions for a multinational cosmetics company involving organized crime activity in El Salvador. Dennis led the review of an investigation for a multi-national pharmaceutical affiliate in Mexico City involving FCPA testing procedures related to bidding, cash advances, due diligence and payments to third parties. He also assisted on a variety of Forensic Accounting projects based in Latin America including the investigation of a multinational bank regarding employee misconduct and improper accounting treatment in Puerto Rico; and led anti-bribery and anti-corruption related reviews and projects for a multinational, multi-billion-dollar pipeline project in Peru. In addition, he has experience assisting and performing remedial efforts for AML related assignments including customer due diligence, know your customer, and suspicious activity report wire investigation activities for multiple financial institutions.
Dennis is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner in Virginia and Washington, DC. Dennis has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from James Madison University.