Kevin M. Hyams

Kevin M. Hyams

CPA, FCA, CFE, Partner

1700 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
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Kevin Hyams is the partner in charge of Friedman LLP's Governance, Risk and Compliance Services Practice. With more than 30 years of experience, he has served a broad spectrum of clients in the retail, manufacturing, financial services, technology, not-for-profit, professional services and telecommunications industries.



As founder and CEO of a corporate governance consulting firm, Kevin has designed and developed various proprietary software tools, including VISUAL Assurance™, a Corporate Governance Management System and The GRC Playbook™, a Microsoft Excel-based GRC efficiency tool. Kevin has lectured widely on governance topics and has presented numerous training seminars for client organizations and industry associations. He is a leading authority on assisting entities of all sizes and across all industries to achieve and maintain governance frameworks and control processes optimized for risk mitigation and cost efficiency.

His expertise includes:

  • Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance: Bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to documenting, rationalizing, testing and improving the cost-effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes
  • SOC 1 (formerly SAS 70) and SOC 2 Reporting for Service Organizations: Additionally, performing SOC Readiness Assessments - documenting existing controls, identifying potential control gaps and providing relevant recommendations
  • Risk Management (GRC/ERM): Identifying and assessing the inherent and residual risks to an organization's "must achieve" strategic, financial reporting, operational and legal and regulatory objectives
  • Fraud Risk Assessment: Helping clients develop, implement, assess and improve anti-fraud programs and controls
  • Governance and Regulatory Compliance: Developing solutions that significantly reduce the time and resource-draining components of regulatory compliance programs
  • Information Technology Audit and Security: Identifying, documenting, rationalizing, testing and improving the cost-effectiveness of information security risks for all or part of an organization's technology infrastructure
  • Board and Audit Committee Advisory: Providing industry-specific, customized advisory services on the latest corporate governance issues and mandates for public, private and not-for-profit boards and audit committees
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ireland (ICA)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)