Overseeing daily analysis of suspicious transaction reports received from the branches; various business units and the AML Surveillance System in order to detect possible money laundering; terrorist financing; tax evasion and exchange control contraventions
Ensure sound decisions are made in the analysis process without exposing the business unit and the bank to risk
Ensure that access and retrieving of information from the various source systems needed in the analysis process is done
Ensure that requesting / obtaining any further additional information or documentation from other business units; branches, relationship managers; account executives needed in the analysis process is done
Ensure submission of detailed suspicious transaction reports to the FIC within the time period stipulated by legislation is done
Ensure capturing of STR information and outcome of analysis on the management information database and Money Laundering Surveillance System as required is done and is of a high standard.
Ensure filing of all STR documentation and information provided to allow for easy retrieval is done
Nicole has been involved in assisting the Senior Management within the MLSU with significant action plans and processes. Nicole has additionally been assisting with review of ManCom Reports and assisting with value add in respect of reporting style, content and presentation thereof;
Nicole has furthermore assisted with the teams in respect of business writing skills and value-adding with reports that are sent to the Financial Intelligence Centre as aligned to the procedural duties of the bank;
Management of the team with drive and resilience.
Delivering quality feedback and assistance with enhanced processes to stakeholders.
Achieved 4 promotions during my 4 year tenure at KPMG.
Employed in the capacity of Investigator at KPMG since 2010 until 2012. Promoted to Senior Investigator in 2013 and was acting in the role of Manager until my resignation in 2015. Key areas of experience involve conducting criminal, civil, fraud and misconduct investigations.
The investigation process involves finding appropriate evidence that will provide insight and understanding to the issues and matters applicable to the investigations, such that our clients:
Can react appropriately to such events, fully understanding of the relevant facts and not being misconceived as to what the truth is; and
Society can act proactively in addressing the causes of these events and make decisions based upon an accurate and deep understanding of such events and their causes.
Experience in investigating a transaction/investigation leg, report writing, bank account analysis, project management, people management, and client risk management.
Following experience in the areas of inter alia procurement fraud and/or irregularities, financial management, corruption and conflicts of interest:
Managing and conducting several investigations in the various provinces in South Africa in the public sector, including:
Investigation of allegations and irregularities at two independent schools and a public school which included the verification and substantiation of subsidies received, headcount irregularities, non- compliance to relevant tax laws and applicable legislation, and a full review of the income and expenditure for a 3 year period;