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United Kingdom | 29. 01. 2019

2019 Edinburgh Financial Crime Risk Management for Accounting Professionals (half-day) Forum

The accounting profession is a key gate-keeper in the fight against financial crime. Governments & regulators are increasingly focused on the role played by designated non-financial services businesses in reducing the flows of the proceeds of crime. This event will explore the key challenges facing accounting professionals in meeting their legal and regulatory requirements in the international crusade against money laundering.

2019-01-29 08:30:00 2019-01-29 12:30:00 Europe/London 2019 Edinburgh Financial Crime Risk Management for Accounting Professionals (half-day) Forum The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Overview

The accounting profession is a key gate-keeper in the fight against financial crime. Governments & regulators are increasingly focused on the role played by designated non-financial services businesses in reducing the flows of the proceeds of crime. This event will explore the key challenges facing accounting professionals in meeting their legal and regulatory requirements in the international crusade against money laundering.

Who this event is for

Accounting professionals, including those working in audit, tax, financial reporting and advisory roles.

Pricing & Discounts

Price: GBP 225

Discounts:

  • 20% for Chartered Banker Institute members
  • 15% for ICAS members
  • 10% for ICA & STEP members
2019-01-29 08:30:00 2019-01-29 12:30:00 Europe/London 2019 Edinburgh Financial Crime Risk Management for Accounting Professionals (half-day) Forum The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Schedule

Registration & Refreshments

08:00 - 08:30

Chairman's opening address

Christopher Usher, Global Head of Financial Crime Risk Education and AML at BPP Professional Education

08:30 - 08:45

HMRC’s approach to tax evasion and the role that can be played by accountants

Kevin Newe, Assistant Director – Criminal Finances Strategy Lead, Fraud Investigation Service at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

08:45 - 09:15

Economic crime legislation – effective or offensive?

Craig Weston, Senior Associate Barrister at Irwin Mitchell LLP

09:15 - 09:45

Case studies in Forensics investigations

Graham Cochran, Partner and Head of Financial Services Forensic at KPMG

09:45 - 10:15

Refreshment Break

10:15 - 10:45

Case Studies from Investigating Financial Crime

David Sowden, Director at Grant Thornton

10:45 - 11:15

Auditing financial crime

Samar Pratt, Managing Director of Exiger

11:15 - 11:45

Understanding the risks of being an MLRO

Speaker to be confirmed

11:45 - 12:15

Closing address & summary of key takeaways

Christopher Usher, Global Head of Financial Crime Risk Education and AML at BPP Professional Education

12:15 - 12:30
2019-01-29 08:30:00 2019-01-29 12:30:00 Europe/London 2019 Edinburgh Financial Crime Risk Management for Accounting Professionals (half-day) Forum The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Speakers

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Global Head of Financial Crime Risk Education and AML at BPP Professional Education

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in international financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander.

Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios. He now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory matters in international finance centres around the world.

Chris is a specialist chairman of a number of high-profile events, including conferences such as the Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium and the International Taxation Conference. As an expert in the financial crime risks posed to international offshore financial centres, Chris was invited to speak at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) conference on the topic of ‘Understanding the Criminal Vulnerabilities of Offshore Products and Services’.

400 X 400 Kevin Newe

Kevin Newe

Assistant Director – Criminal Finances Strategy Lead, Fraud Investigation Service at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Kevin joined HMRC in 2006 with early roles in communications and change management. A 2008 secondment to the Serious Organised Crime Agency exposed Kevin to the importance of understanding and tackling Criminal Finances. On his return to HMRC in 2010, Kevin took up a Criminal Finances policy role and was responsible for drafting guidance as the Proceeds of Crime Act developed. In 2014 Kevin took up an operational post, managing approximately 90 financial investigators and financial intelligence officers, delivering multi-million pound confiscation and cash forfeiture work. In January 2018 Kevin was promoted to lead on Criminal Finances strategy, and developed a step change in responding to illicit financial flows. Kevin was HMRC’s representative during the UK’s FATF Mutual Evaluation Review in March 2018.

400 X 400 Craig Weston

Craig Weston

Senior Associate Barrister at Irwin Mitchell LLP

Craig is a regulatory and corporate crime lawyer with a particular expertise in advising and defending corporates and individuals under investigation by or being prosecuted by bodies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Environment Agency and Trading Standards.

Craig regularly provides commercially aware advice on issues such as bribery and corruption, modern slavery and corporate criminal liabilities. He is often engaged in enhanced due diligence projects (particularly in the investment and M&A context) and internal investigations. Craig was previously in Chambers at the UK Bar where he practised for 8 years before joining Irwin Mitchell LLP in May 2016. He has previously been seconded to the Serious Fraud Office and worked on the LIBOR investigations.

400 X 400 Samar Pratt

Samar Pratt

Managing Director at Exiger

Samar Pratt is a Managing Director at Exiger, a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company. She specialises in financial services, financial crime compliance and internal audit – having worked with several major financial institutions to enhance their financial crime risk and control frameworks across their “Three Lines of Defence”. Samar has served as a Deputy Monitor working for the United States Department of Justice, and has led independent examinations of financial crime compliance programmes at several global banks on behalf of UK and US regulators. Prior to her time at Exiger, Samar worked at Barclays in various roles within compliance and internal audit, including as the Head of Group Compliance Assurance, Co-Head of Internal Audit Professional Practice and the Regional Head of Audit for the investment bank in EMEA.

2019-01-29 08:30:002019-01-29 12:30:00Europe/London2019 Edinburgh Financial Crime Risk Management for Accounting Professionals (half-day) ForumThe Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareJIBS Eventsbookings@jerseyibs.com

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, UK

2019-01-29 08:30:00 2019-01-29 12:30:00 Europe/London 2019 Edinburgh Financial Crime Risk Management for Accounting Professionals (half-day) Forum The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com