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Heidy Duarte, CAMS, AMLCA, CFS, CFE, CPA

Principal, Risk Advisory Services


Heidy M. Duarte is a Principal in Kaufman Rossin’s Risk Advisory Services practice. With over 16 years in the Financial Services industry, she has extensive experience in forensic accounting, risk management, and regulatory compliance matters, helping clients identify and mitigate risks.

Heidy is a highly-skilled professional with international experience in public accounting, financial services, and other private sectors with a proven track record in assessing risks combined with extensive knowledge of BSA/AML/OFAC, IFRS, COSO, GAAP, GAAS, and SOX (“Sarbanes-Oxley”). She has experience working with Banks, Broker-Dealers, Money Service Businesses, Insurance, and other non-bank financial institutions. Heidy is recognized as an expert in BSA/ AML/CFT, having served as a panelist at major anti-money laundering conferences, webinars, and round tables. She also possesses expertise in fraud risk assessments and investigations, leading to the development and strengthening of fraud prevention and detection procedures.

Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, Heidy was the director of the National Forensics Practice of a large global international accounting and consulting firm. She led the development of the AML practice in Puerto Rico, LATAM, and the Caribbean. In addition, she participated in multiple projects assisting foreign financial institutions, reviewing, testing, and enhancing their regulatory compliance programs in connection with their application or maintenance of their correspondent banking relationship with the USA. She also led numerous Forensic accounting investigations, AML & Compliance reviews, AML assessments, Enhanced Due diligence, M&A, lookbacks, and Gap Analysis, amongst others.

Previously, Heidy served as the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Officer and Head of the Corporate Financial Fraud department at a national financial institution, where she was responsible for promoting and implementing compliance standards and minimizing BSA/AML/OFAC and fraud exposure through the development and implementation of robust Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and OFAC programs. Heidy also has extensive experience working with Bank examiners, Internal Audit, Board of Directors, and Regulatory agencies.

Heidy is serving her third consecutive year as an Executive Board Member of “Women United,” a sub-committee of United Ways. Additionally, she is co-chair of FIBA's Women's Leadership Committee and serves on the board of directors for United Way Miami. She also serves as an instructor in the executive program in Anti-money laundering and accounting for the University of Granada in Spain (virtual Program) and is also the instructor of the FIBA Foreign Correspondent Bank Certificate (In Spanish). In 2021, Heidy received the South Florida Hispanic Miami Chamber of Commerce Award. “Women of Leadership Award” Business/ Accounting.

Heidy earned her Master of Accounting from Florida International University. She also completed a Risk Management for Corporate Leaders program from Harvard Business School Executive Education. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
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Harvard Business School Executive Education

Master of Accounting, Florida International University

Bachelor of Accounting, Florida International University