Roy Waligora | KPMG | ZA

Roy Waligora

Director, Forensic

KPMG in South Africa

Roy is the practice leader for forensic services in the Western Cape, including Namibia and Mozambique and has over 18 years specialist experience in accounting disputes and investigations. Roy’s practice includes multinational oil and gas and mining clients, financial services and leading law firms amongst others.

His work includes fraud, corruption, financial investigations, quantification of losses, expert witness and litigation support. Roy’s experience includes three years with KPMG in the UK, where he focussed on fraud and financial misstatement investigations. He has conducted assignments in the US, UK, Greece, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, India, Hong Kong, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

Roy’s relevant experience includes:

  • Roy has prepared several expert witness reports, worked extensively with various counsel and law firms and has testified in the High Court and several other legal proceedings.
  • Leading several multi-million rand accounting investigations. Roy has extensive local and global experience in black hole accounting investigations has assisted clients to successfully identify and quantify losses, lodge insurance claims, take appropriate civil and criminal action and improve controls.
  • A large money-laundering investigation of a suspected terrorist organisation. The work involved tracing the source and utilisation of substantial funds suspected to be the proceeds of crime. Roy worked extensively with a leading Queens Counsel preparing an expert report on assets and cash flows for trial. This work was conducted as a special investigator/ inspector for a UK Regulator.
  • A large-scale investigation of alleged corrupt payments during the development of a major oil project for an oil major. The work included working in the US with external counsel to prepare submissions to US authorities.
  • An investigation into the failed gym operator, LeisureNet Limited (in liquidation). The investigation covered a wide range of issues, financial misstatement, VAT irregularities, auditor negligence and reckless trading by the directors. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Financial services
  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining

Education and qualifications

  • B Com PGDA (UCT)

  • Chartered Accountant of South Africa

Accreditation

  • The Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners

  • The South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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