TCAE is excited to invite Claudius Otegbade of MNP to share behind-the-curtain insights about the forensic accountancy profession.

Have you ever wondered who a forensic accountant is and what is it that they do? Have you ever wondered if there are any similarities between the role of an AML investigator and a forensic accountant or a career path for the latter?

Join this Knowledge Series session as Claudius will discuss his career journey as a forensic accountant, investigative tools he has used in uncovering white-collar financial crimes and how you can leverage your financial crime skills to succeed as a forensic accountant.

This webinar is an introduction to forensic accounting as a profession and will cover some case studies on common fraud cases investigated by forensic accountants.

This Knowledge Series session is proudly sponsored by MNP who have been avid supporters of TCAE since its inception. It is because of support such as this that TCAE is able to continue putting on these exciting events!

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  • Learn what forensic accounting is and what forensic accountants do
  • Explore the various roles and skillsets required for forensic accountants
  • Common investigative tools used by forensic accountants
  • Similarities and differences between the forensic accountant and AML investigator
  • Common fraud cases investigated by forensic accountants – case studies
  • Q&A


Claudius Otegbade, FCA, CAMS, CFCS, CFE, CFI, CBP | Senior Consultant, Forensic Advisory Group, MNP

Claudius Otegbade is a Senior Consultant within MNP’s forensics advisory group in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Drawing on more than 10 years’ (both Canadian and international) experience in audit, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance reviews – Claudius has helped clients uncover financial crimes and reduce their exposure to AML regulatory penalties. Specifically, Claudius has helped clients regulated by the PCMLTFA fulfil their regulatory obligations through conducting independent AML reviews, developing or updating their policies and procedures, risk assessments, and training program; and conducting gap analysis services.

As a forensic accountant, Claudius has worked extensively with several of the Canadian law enforcement agencies, including Toronto Police Service (TPS) and the Peel Regional Police, and litigation lawyers – providing forensic accounting, due diligence, and fraud investigation services to them.

Claudius has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He is also an internationally trained chartered accountant (CA), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), Certified Forensic Investigator (CFI), Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), and an alumnus of the Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting (FEA) graduate program at Seneca College, Ontario.


Souzan Esmaili, Founder | TCAE

Souzan Esmaili has over 14 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.

She is currently working with one of the international banks in Toronto and covering the Anti-Bribery and Corruption program for Canada and Latin America.

Prior to moving to Canada, Souzan worked as a senior consultant and assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements and managed a multitude of remediation projects. She has acted as the Compliance Officer and MLRO for a number of firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and advised extensively on matters related to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

In October 2019, Souzan created Toronto Compliance and AML Events (TCAE) with a passion to help the AML and Compliance professionals to connect and inform them of relevant events based in Toronto. 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.