Senior Trade Auditor
DELEON TRADE LLC
John is Senior Trade Audit Consultant with Deleon Trade LLC. John utilizes his experience to assist clients with their Customs compliance programs and respond to Customs inquiries and audits. John works with clients to conduct internal audits of their Customs compliance programs to identify risks and internal control deficiencies and assist clients with developing and strengthening their internal control procedures to mitigate Customs compliance risks. John has significant experience in designing statistical samples to quantify the extent of issues utilizing the EZ-Quant Statistical Sampling software used by Customs. He has also prepared prior disclosure documentation, prepared cost submissions and computed value reconciliations, and conducted comprehensive valuation and special trade program reviews to respond to Customs inquiries and audits. John also provides training courses to clients on valuation, special trade program compliance, and internal control implementation.
Before joining Deleon Trade LLC, John served as a Senior Auditor and Assistant Field Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Regulatory Audit Division in Chicago for 11 years. John had a diverse array of audit experience as an audit team leader and supervisor, including Focused Assessments, quick response audits, broker audits, drawback audits, commercial fraud investigations, financial investigations (money laundering/ grand jury), and user fee audits. These audits have involved many trade areas including: valuation, computed value, reconciliation, classification, Anti-dumping/Countervailing duties, free trade agreements, and special duty provisions. John was also an instructor for the valuation course taught nationally to all new Customs Regulatory Auditors.
Purdue University (B.S. Accounting with Distinction, 2002)
Advanced Customs Coursework
Evaluating Internal Controls
Advanced Financial Investigative Techniques