Senior Trade Auditor
DELEON TRADE LLC
Cindy is founder of Deleon Trade LLC, an International Trade Audit Consultancy firm that specializes in assisting clients strengthen their internal control program to ensure Customs compliance and to successfully navigate focused assessments and other Customs audit programs. She works with clients to analyze import operations to identify risks and develop compliance manuals and procedures. Also, she has prepared prior disclosure documentation and statistical samples using the same EZQuant software used by Customs, prepared transaction value reconciliations covering all types of value adjustments, prepared cost submissions and computed value reconciliations, and conducted comprehensive special trade program reviews to respond to Customs inquiries.
Before forming Deleon Trade LLC, Cindy served as a Senior Auditor and Assistant Field Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Regulatory Audit Division in Chicago for 12 years. While working with Customs, she conducted and supervised numerous focused assessments, quick response audits, fraud investigations, free trade agreement reviews, drawback audits, NAFTA audits, and prior disclosure reviews of Fortune 500 and midsize companies. In addition, she designed and led the mentoring and recruiting programs for the Chicago office and conducted advanced training sessions on technical audit issues and special trade program audits.
DePaul University (B.S. Accounting with High Honors, 1995)
Advanced Customs Coursework
Advanced Focused Assessments
Quick Response Audits
Evaluating Internal Controls (COSO/SOX based approach)
Advanced Statistical Sampling
National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association
International Compliance Professionals Association
Association of Trade Compliance Professionals
Houston Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association