Jim Wesberry

Cumbaya, Ecuador

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GOAL: Strengthen accountability and integrity.
Presently working from a residential base in Cumbaya, Ecuador after leading the USAID-financed Philippines Integrity Project in Manila during 2010-11. Now performing short term assignments, public speaking, writing, webmastering, etc. in Latin America.
+++ Webmaster: BIG Corrup$ion - bigcorruption.net
+++ Lecturer on Anti-Corruption for US State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs.
+++ Lecturer on Internal Auditing for Colegio de Contadores de Chile y universities en Santiago y Valparaiso.
+++Advisor to Partnership for Research in International Affairs and Development (PRIAD - priad.org/ )
+++ For nearly four years before going to Manila carried out short term assignments, public speaking, writing, webmastering, etc., and assisted wife in caring for invalid mother-in-law.
+++ Served as Director of four USAID-financed Anti-Corruption Projects and widely recognized as a premier expert on corruption and accountability in Latin America based on almost 40 years experience since going to Peru with the Alliance for Progress in 1967.
+++ For four years was Director of USAID’s Hemisphere-wide Americas’ Accountability/Anti-Corruption Project (AAA Project), then directed similar projects in Mexico and Ecuador.
+++Served four years as Principal Adviser on Accounting and Auditing for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank and held a similar four-year post as Senior Financial Management Adviser for the LAC Region at USAID. Previously was Director of International Operations, Americas Region, Price Waterhouse, Chief Auditor of the Organization of American States, Consultant to the Comptrollers General of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and the United States. Practiced as CPA in Atlanta, served as Special Investigator in the Criminal Division of the State Law Department of Georgia investigating corruption in state government. Elected three times to the Georgia State Senate.

Specialties: Anti-Corruption/Accountability/Transparency Specialist . Prior to 2006 maintained acreditation through continuing education as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Certified Government Financial Manager specializing in consulting and training in anti-corruption, integrated financial management systems and financial, performance and forensic auditing.

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