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 (GRC) Services Practice. With more than 30 years of experience, he has served the governance, risk and compliance needs of a broad spectrum of clients in gaming, data analytics, retail, manufacturing, financial services, technology, gaming, not-for-profit, governmental, real estate, professional services and telecommunications industries.

 



Expertise

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, cost efficiency and value creation.

His expertise includes:

  • 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
  • Internal Audit Co-Sourcing / Outsourcing / Transformation: Helping organizations achieve a more sustainable, efficient and effective internal audit function optimized for risk mitigation and maximum exploitation of revenue-generating and cost-saving opportunities
  • Regulatory Compliance: Developing solutions that significantly reduce the time and resource-draining components of regulatory compliance programs, including the Investment Advisers Act, International Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws, SEC Rules and Regulations, State Gaming Commission Compliance, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA); Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), OFAC, Fair Lending and Stock Exchange Governance Listing Standards
  • Casino and Video Gaming Compliance Audits: Assisting gaming operators/licensees audit their casino and video gaming operations for compliance with the requirements of State Gaming Commission and State Division of the Lottery Codes, Rules and Regulations
  • Risk Management (GRC/ERM): Helping organizations integrate risk management into their business and strategic processes to enable them to take appropriately mitigated risks to create value
  • Internal Control and Process Improvement Assessment and Enhancement: Assisting corporate management and boards of directors to enhance their organization’s internal controls and reduce risks
  • SOC 1 (formerly SAS 70s) and SOC 2 Reporting for Service Organizations: Additionally, performing SOC Readiness Assessments
  • Information Technology (IT) Audit and Security: Assisting organizations to identify, document, rationalize, test and improve the cost-effectiveness of their IT control environment
  • Fraud Assessment and Controls: Assisting organizations in developing, implementing, assessing and improving anti-fraud programs and controls at the business unit and significant account level
Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)