Marc Benson is a director in Navigant’s global Investigations & Compliance practice, based in New York. He has extensive experience providing AML investigations and reviews, forensic accounting, Independent Private Sector Inspector General ('IPSIG') compliance monitoring services, internal control fraud risk assessments, litigation support services and has conducted numerous internal and financial fraud investigations.
Benson specializes in AML investigations and reviews, provides forensic accounting services and conducts financial fraud investigations. He managed and conducted various types of engagements relative to asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud, construction matters and regulatory compliance. Marc has supervised and conducted numerous IPSIG compliance monitoring engagements for government agencies for a variety of businesses.
Marc’s experience combines both the public and private sectors. His private sector experience includes supervising over 100 professionals on an AML investigation for a financial institution to assist with the analysis and possible filing of suspicious activity reports relative to certain banking transactions as well as conducting all aspects of financial fraud investigations for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. As a Deputy Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigation, Marc’s public sector experience includes conducting investigations covering over one dozen City Agencies involving whistleblower claims, employee frauds, revenue reporting frauds, kickback schemes, vendor frauds and construction contractor frauds. Marc has conducted numerous investigations with District Attorneys and Federal Prosecutors that resulted in criminal convictions and restitution to the City.
Prior to his forensic experience, Benson performed all phases of independent financial statement audits of both private and publicly-held companies for a “Big Four” accounting firm. His responsibilities included designing and executing work plans for key accounting processes, evaluating internal controls and issuing recommendations to Audit committees and Senior Management.
Before joining Navigant, Benson was a Deputy Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigation. Previously, Benson was also a director at Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC and a director in a “Big Four” forensic practice.
Benson is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.