Gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities & best practices for auditing the casino floor from a regulatory perspective.
- Casino financial statements and revenue
- Slots controls & slot machine performance
- Table games audit & table games performance
- Cage and credit
- AML and KYC
Las Vegas Office Managing Partner, KPMG
Rick is a Nevada native, graduate of UNLV, and has been a licensed CPA since 1998. He began his career at Arthur Andersen serving the largest gaming companies and companies in a variety of other industries from an audit and consulting perspective. He then spent 15 years at MGM Resorts in a variety of finance capacities including Treasury, shared services, corporate finance, and development. He spent his last several years at MGM leading the corporate sports and entertainment function, where he led the development and opening of T-Mobile Arena. Rick joined KPMG in early 2020 to lead the Las Vegas office and build the firm’s capabilities and leadership in the gaming industry and the Las Vegas market.
Rick is a member of the AICPA, and served on its Financial Reporting Executive Committee and Governing Council; and the Nevada Society of CPAs, serving on the Gaming Conference Committee (and has been Chair of the Committee three times).
Carrie Valente, Managing Director, KPMG
Carrie is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Financial Crimes & Analytics practice. She specializes in providing Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Trade Sanctions and Anti-Fraud advisory and investigative services to clients in non-banking industries such as technology, payments, gaming and retail. Carrie has over 22 years of AML experience providing a wide array of services to these clients, including compliance program assessments, program development, risk assessments, system coverage, tuning and validation exercises, remediation work, and development and delivery of targeted training.
Ada Tsai, Manager, KPMG
Ada is a Manager in the Los Angeles office of KPMG’s Financial Crimes & Analytics practice. She also specializes in providing AML advisory and investigative services to clients in non-banking industries such as technology and gaming clients. Ada has extensive experience assessing and enhancing companies’ AML compliance programs, through detailed AML control testing work, along with developing extensive AML control inventories, gap analysis and risk mapping foundations for such clients.
Therese Nguyen, Senior Associate, KPMG
Therese is a Senior in the Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk practice. She has 10+ years experience in SOX PMO, internal audits and internal controls for clients in the technology, insurance, healthcare, and aerospace manufacturing industries. Therese has memorable experiences of Las Vegas as she is a former resident and has worked at a large gaming and hospitality group performing audits of casino gaming compliance, Title 31 AML, SOX and casino operations. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, skiing, camping, and hiking.