Profile

In addition to internal and external consulting roles, I have worked in banking and investment companies in senior financial positions, and have an excellent understanding of anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing, and anti-sanctions risks relating to financial and non-financial industries.  I have mastered the understanding of fraud risks in an international business environment, and I am practiced in assessing risks

in systems, processes, and controls.

 

I have led companies in assessing their fraud risk control environments, and along with my persuasive soft skills, have been successful at devising and selling fraud risk remediation plans to boards and compliance oversight committees in order to enhance existing control systems. I have participated in successful undercover operations and take-downs.

 

 

Key skills
  • Project management

  • Accounting and financial reporting

  • Investigation techniques

  • Interview techniques

  • Investigation and analytical tools

  • Database mining and analysis

  • eDiscovery methodology and technology

  • Chain of custody

  • Systems and controls

  • Due diligence

  • Corporate intelligence

  • Public speaking

  • Training and collaboration

  • Risk reviews

Key achievements
  • Certified Fraud Examiner with extensive expertise in forensic and investigative accounting techniques including: fraud, bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, and corporate recovery matters. 

  • Chartered Financial Analyst with comprehensive knowledge of international securities, derivatives, collective investment vehicles, and offshore banking.

  • Chartered Accountant with international accounting and reporting skills; public and private sector accounting experience.

  • Successfully managed complex international fraud and forensic accounting investigations.

  • Developed and marketed a new service-line for forensic accounting services.

  • Developed vendor due diligence services including financial and economic health checks.

  • Worked globally at senior officer level and within the financial services sector, including the cultivation of a new securities trading and custody unit within a private bank.

  • Developed compliance and anti-money laundering systems in line with regulatory requirements.

  • Successfully managed the implementation and development of effective accounting and management information systems within regulatory guidelines, including strict internal controls focusing on information security.

  • Established financial and back-office administration systems from scratch to include automatic linking of prime-broker systems with spreadsheets and internal valuation systems.

  • Established and developed successful new business ventures generating positive cash flow within 18 months. 

 

Professional memberships
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • Institute of Internal Auditors

 

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