Mar 25, 2023 ( 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM / GMT-4) FINTRAC Examinations in 2023 - Hybrid Session Location: Seneca College Downtown: 18 King St E 17th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1 Event Details
FINTRAC's approach to examinations has changed significantly in recent years. From the new "modular blitz" examinations to desk (remote) examinations that include requests for additional "in flight" data, it's a brave new world.
Our team of experts, including former regulator Charles Gonzalesand, FINTRAC senior manager, Guillaume Giguère and AML consultants Amber D. Scott and David Vijan will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare.
This is the TCAE's first hybrid event in collaboration and sponsorship with Seneca College and we look forward to seeing you in-person and online.
In-person Location: Seneca College Downtown: 18 King St E 17th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1 Agenda March 25, 2023 Main Schedule
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Seneca College Downtown: 18 King St E 17th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
10:10 AM - 11:15 AM
FINTRAC Examinations in 2023
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
In-Person session at Seneca College Downtown
Speakers Guillaume Giguere Senior Manager, Compliance at FINTRAC Charles Victor Gonzales Former - Compliance Officer / AML CFT Examiner at FINTRAC Amber D. Scott Founder & CEO of Outlier Solutions Inc. David Vijan CRO & Compliance Ninja at Outlier Solutions Inc Souzan Esmaili Founder of TCAE Guillaume Giguere Senior Manager, Compliance at FINTRAC
Guillaume Giguère joined FINTRAC in 2003 and now serves as the manager of the regional support unit in Ottawa. His team is responsible for key operational compliance functions such as data integrity, examination and enforcement.
Guillaume has also been engaged in numerous projects and initiatives over the years, including the delivery of international technical assistance missions. He also manages the work with Canada’s Five Eyes partners through the International Supervisors Forum, which provides a network for sharing information and operational practices surrounding AML/ATF. Prior to joining FINTRAC, Guillaume held different positions at Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Guillaume graduated in finance from the University of Sherbrooke.
Charles Victor Gonzales has worked directly in the AML field since 2005. As a regional compliance manager in both Vancouver and Toronto, he has extensive experience in all reporting sectors subject to Canada's AML Law (PCMLTFA). Prior to his time with Canada’s AML Regulator (FINTRAC), Charles also was on the implementation team of Canada’s Cross Border Currency Reporting program as administered by the CBSA.
Both as an examiner and relationship manager, Charles shares his insights on your obligations and navigation of the regulatory examination process. Amber D. Scott Founder & CEO of Outlier Solutions Inc.
Amber is a compliance geek with a passion for technology. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Amber joined the compliance group at one of Canada’s largest insurers where she focused on the implementation of technology-based processes to streamline compliance. She has since worked in in-house roles with major securities firms and banks. Somewhere along the line, she added MBA, CBP, and a few other letters after her name.
Amber joined a boutique compliance consulting firm, then larger consulting firm, before getting frustrated enough with the status quo to launch Outlier Solutions Inc. (Outlier) in 2013. Outlier specializes in anti-money laundering (AML) and privacy compliance. The company is based on one of the premises of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: that to be really good at something you need a lot of practice (about 10,000 hours). Each of Outlier’s team members has 10,000 hours or more of in-house (not consulting) compliance experience. Amber loves leading this team of entrepreneurial compliance badasses.
David is a compliance professional with over 15 years of extensive compliance experience, providing compliance guidance and building compliance programs for Federally Regulated Financial Intuitions.
His expertise includes anti money laundering (AML), counter terrorist financing (CTF), Fraud, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance Management (RCM). He has held the roles such as chief compliance officer for a Money Service Business (MSB) and has acted as compliance department head for a Schedule 1 Bank. Currently, David is Chief Risk Officer and Compliance Ninja at Outlier Compliance Group.
Souzan has over 17 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus on Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto.
In 2019, when Souzan moved to Canada, she created TCAE with a passion to help, educate and empower Compliance & AML professionals around the world. She gained her first Canadian job experience by working as a subject matter expert on the Anti Bribery & Corruption Program for Wells Fargo’s Canada and Latin America regions. In March 2020, Souzan launched The Knowledge Series where she brings international industry experts and thought leaders to share their knowledge and experience with the AML and Compliance professionals around the world. As TCAE was expanding, Souzan decided to leave Banking in 2021 and enter the entrepreneurship world. Prior to moving to Canada in 2019, Souzan worked for various financial institutions and consultancies where she assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements, and managed a multitude of remediation projects. She has acted as an Authorized Individual in the capacity of Compliance Officer and MLRO for a number of firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Souzan holds an MBA from the American University of Sharjah (UAE), a Post Graduate Diploma in GRC from Manchester Business School (UK), a Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS), a FinTech Program certificate from Oxford University, and a Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals Certification (CCFC). Welcome to Glue Up. We are upgrading our password strength service in order to align with ISO27001 standards. Please take a moment to upgrade your password.
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