Alejandro Chiappe is Partner in charge of the Advisory Services (AS) and Public Sector departments at Grant Thornton Argentina since 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Business Administrator from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and he also has CISA and CRISC certifications. Alejandro has more than 31 years of experience in accounting, auditing and advisory services.
In addition to Audit services, Alejandro has specialized in the following service lines:
- Business Diagnostic services, including the evaluation of administrative and internal control processes.
- Advisory services related to reorganization, management, staff recruitment and coordination of teamwork for internal audit departments.
- Assistance in the reengineering of accounting and administrative procedures in order to strength internal controls and producing timely financial information.
- Business Process Improvement and internal controls evaluation processes in local and international clients
- TAS & Forensic services. At present he leads the practice being Argentina classified as Resources Centre by GTI.
- Public Sector services: leading projects executed by governmental agencies and funded by the Government and International Credit Agencies for the last 10 years. He also led WB Forensic works and Impact Evaluation survey and data collection project funded by the WB involving 13 Provinces in Argentina.
- He also led ERP systems implementation in consortium with specific software developers in Buenos Aires Province main Municipalities. These integrated system tools were mainly aimed to increase efficiency and transparency in the management of public resources providing a jump in quality in the Municipality services.
- FCPA compliance review.
Alejandro has also performed lecturing and research activities related to auditing, management, accounting, internal controls evaluations and BPI in both Public and Private Sectors. He has lectured on SOX implications and also has leaded teams performing reviews under SOX or related environments.
Alejandro is a former Audit Professor at Universidad de Palermo and a former Accounting Professor at Universidad de El Salvador. He is also a former member of the committee for the normalization of accounting standards for the Mercosur and current member of:
- the Argentine Professional Council
- the Global Advisory Committee (Grant Thornton International)
- the Public Sector Strategy Steering Group (GPS – Grant Thornton International)
- the ICGFM Board (for two years, starting in January 2013).
Before joining Grant Thornton Argentina in 2001, Alejandro worked for 20 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the areas of Audit and Advisory, serving Multilateral Funding Agencies and Multinational companies with headquarters in the US, Canada and Europe.
Fluent in English and Spanish, with a basic knowledge of French, Portuguese and German.