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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Canadian expert trains FIU analysts
Canadian Anti-Money Laundering expert, Matthew McGuire conducted a training seminar for analysts at the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of TT this week. The seminar, which ended yesterday, was entitled Tactical and Strategic Financial Intelligence. Topics included Forensic Accounting Techniques, Trade-Based Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, Typologies, Detection and effective Intelligence Reports.
The seminar was attended by law enforcement officials including Customs, the Financial Investigation Branch of the T&T Police Service, the Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit, Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearm Bureau, prosecutors from the DPP’s office and FIU analysts.
McGuire, a chartered accountant, is the National Anti-Money Laundering Practice Leader at MNP LLP. He is also a founder of the Seneca College Institute for Financial Crime Analysis. Together with his team of full-time dedicated AML specialists, McGuire leverages his private and public regulatory and investigative experience to empower MNP’s clients with anti-money laundering compliance and financial crime risk mitigation strategies.
McGuire has been qualified and admitted by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as an expert witness, certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, and is accredited as an Anti-Money Laundering Professional by the Bank Administration Institute.
He has had significant experience in forensic accounting and has worked on cases in London, New York, Ottawa, and Toronto. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts as well as a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.
MNP LLP is one of the largest chartered accountancy and business consulting firms in Canada. Its business lies in the areas including Assurance & Accounting, Corporate Finance, Enterprise Risk Services, Investigative & Forensics and Corporate Recovery & Insolvency. It is a member Praxity, a global alliance of independent firms.
MNP delivers tailored solutions to a diverse range of industry and specialty groups, in the following areas: Aboriginal, Agriculture, Business Owner Services, Oilfield Services, Credit Unions, Forestry, Professionals, Public Companies, Manufacturing, Non-Profit and Public Sector.
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