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Management Manager

Ajax, Ontario, Canada
October 21, 2016

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Kanisha Clarke

Business Solutions & Consulting (

Ajax, ON - 905-***-**** My formal education in law powerfully combines business and risk management within a regulatory setting. As an independent Business Consultant, I strive to raise my standards and support other organizations to do the same, by demonstrating accountability, integrity, and corporate social responsibility. I have 5 years of experience working in project environments.


Senior Business Analyst

TD Bank - Technology Risk Management Solutions - Toronto, ON - August 2016 to October 2016

(Short duration due to aggressive deadlines for FY 2016)

•Re - designed and develop sustainability processes for the Banks Access management Desktop Admin Access Request (DAAR) portal using Agile methodology

•Developed sustainability process and training manual for Technology and Control IAM team

•Worked with Project Team to write project, testing, system design documentation, process mapping, and use case analysis

•Identified and analyzed business problems and define the scope of activities required to address the issues, including requirement definition, process review, impact assessment and operational streamlining where appropriate

•Developed and maintain strategies for enhanced processes and automation in the bank for Identity and Access Management

•Worked closely with stakeholders to coordinate, plan, and execute compliance controls

•Performed access provisioning into ActiveRoles system Business Analyst

RBC - Enterprise IT Risk (Centre of Governance & Strategy) - Toronto, ON - January 2016 to July 2016 Responsibilities

(Assignment Completed)

•Identified and analyzed business problems and define the scope of activities required to address the issues, including requirement definition, process review, impact assessment and operational streamlining where appropriate for the migration to Sailpoint

•Reviewed Information Technology Risk Management Governance standards to ensure compliance with corporate strategic initiatives

•Developed and maintained strong relationships with business partners and internal/external team members for various lines of business such as Group Risk Management, Investor & Treasury Services, Insurance, Human Resources, Compliance, and Innovation & Technology

•Reviewed 147 identity and access management global software applications per month for IAM Project governance and audit purposes by analyzing the application layer, infrastructure, servers, and database entitlement descriptions to ensure permissions meet compliance requirements such as AD, RACF, UNIX, Windows Local, SQL, Oracle, DB2

•Involved in aspects of project that include research, technology and business solutions, workflow process mapping, and quality assurance testing

•Managed project documentation (implementation plan, issues log, and identification of gaps)

•Assisted in the development of job-aids and procedures required by the introduction of new/enhanced processes

Skills Used

Risk Management - Mitigation and Implementation

Excel and Microsoft Word

Critical and Conceptual Thinking

Effective Communication

Conflict Resolution

Reading and Comprehension

Senior Risk Analyst/Compliance Officer (Assignment Completed) Scotiabank - Toronto, ON - April 2015 to October 2015 Responsibilities

•Assisted in identifying gaps in the existing compliance program and participates in developing, maintaining and implementing changes to the firm’s compliance policies and procedure

•Acted as a subject matter expert related to the identification of anti-money laundering risks and terrorist financing associated with correspondent bank activity and provide direction and guidance to the Global Transaction Banking, Trade Services and Financial Institutions line of business regarding appropriate remediation action for high risk accounts. Support other risk stakeholder groups in the assessment and resolution of cases

•Completed a back log of over 1000+ cases for remediation within four months. Conduct daily review of account activity for correspondent banks, using primarily Bank Secrecy Act Prime Reporter account monitoring application. Investigate cases in conjunction with the Vice President of Global Transaction Banking for activity requiring additional review and research, which may result in the filing of a suspicious activity report

•Acted independently and conduct relevant research to arrive at conclusions/recommendations based on the exercise of good judgment on moderately complex decisions falling within standard policies and escalate matters beyond existing policies

•Maintained ongoing knowledge of domestic and international compliance regulations including OSFI, Basel, Wolfsberg, and U.S. Patriot Act, by gathering information (analyzing updates and new developments and providing updates to the relevant stakeholders)

Skills Used

•Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Sharepoint, Powerpoint, Lotus, Outlook, and Internet

•Analytical: Critical thinking, research, evaluative, problem-solving

•Communication: Interpersonal, cross-functional, report generation Compliance Officer (Assignment Completed)

HSBC Bank Canada - Toronto, ON - June 2014 to March 2015 Responsibilities

•Developed and created process re-engineering and process mapping with Manager and Senior Management

•Developed HSBC Bank Canada Sanctions Procedures Manual (Governance)

•Created Remediation Risk Plan for customer and transaction screening global compliance obligations

•Reviewed various channels including wires, draft, cheques, and online banking transactions

•Provided expertise in risk management support activities including tracking and reporting potential violations of Canadian Foreign Policies, HSBC Policies, and OSFI guidelines

•Prepared investigation reports to clearly articulate and summarize the activity, make recommendations, and gather supporting evidence to determine whether the client presents a potential operational or reputational risk

•Conducted risk assessments regarding Sanctions Risk Exposure and ensure that risks are identified, assessed and mitigated accurately and consistently within HSBC’s risk appetite

•Interpret and apply practical application of the Special Economic Measures Act, Export and Import Permits Act, Criminal Code, and United Nations Security Council Resolution legislation Skills Used

•Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Lotus, and Internet

•Analytical: Critical thinking, research, evaluative, problem-solving

•Communication: Interpersonal, cross-functional, report generation Project Manager

Project B-2026 - Toronto, ON - May 2012 to October 2014

• Create effective marketing strategies using online & print medium, and events to support project success

• Negotiate with government officials, politicians, and industry professionals for direct involvement and engagement with stakeholders

• Delegate tasks to 8 executive members and work with numerous associates and volunteers to ensure declaratory rules are maintained with ethics and integrity

• Manage research activities to ensure relevance, accuracy, and high levels of quality

• Report to executives weekly regarding administrative issues and provide progress updates

• Maintain effective business writing and verbal communication with executives and external stakeholders

• Draft proposals for partnerships and sponsorships

• Developed a declaratory policy manual for executive members AML/Risk Analyst

BMO Capital Markets Group - Toronto, ON - December 2013 to June 2014 Responsibilities


•Conducted investigations using the Bank’s diverse internal and external data systems, and where required request information from the Portfolio Manager to develop a detailed case to accurately calculate the risk rating

•Conducted end-to-end risk assessment by inputting data such as the frequency of the operating facility and the Derivative/Equity/FX product information into the internal software to manage the risk assessment

•Retrieved information on clients using SEC, SEDAR, FINRA, TMX, NYSE, and Bloomberg to document client’s business activities and financial sustainability

•Write report summaries to clearly articulate the activity being reported, the conclusions drawn and the supporting reasoning to determine whether the client presents a potential risk for money laundering/terrorist financing activity

•Ensured that all assigned cases are reviewed and completed within the timelines; while meeting the daily/ monthly targets and ensuring that the quality of the work performed meets the standards prescribed by the specific quality assurance matrix

Skills Used

SharePoint, Excel, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Communication, Report generation Research Analyst,

Cobalt Business Counsel PC - Toronto, ON - April 2013 to December 2013

•Research legal decisions that pertain to Corporate Law, Contract Law, and Policy

•Perform case law analysis to bring forward critical facts to support on-going case work

•Provide information on risk management principles for effective contractual agreements

•Assess and evaluate business judgment rules and recommend best practices

•Work independently, think critically, and manage deadlines while multi-tasking

•Organize and bring order to data and information, drawing conclusions and making appropriate recommendations•Maintain effective business writing and verbal communication with 7 research analysts and legal practitioners

AML Analyst

Ontario Lottery and Gaming - Ajax Downs Slots Casino - Ajax, ON - December 2011 to April 2013

• Ensured acquiescence with compliance for Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist funds processes to meet the requirements of regulatory standards

•Reported suspicious financial transactions and Large Cash Transactions into FINTRAC database for further investigation

•Assessed and detected suspicious behaviours and report to departmental Supervisor

•Verified patrons identity and provide a detailed description about the patron and financial transaction

•Update FINTRAC database with information regarding the patron’s financial transaction activity within a 24

- hour period

•Assessed, recognized, evaluated appropriate control systems for risk management

•Secured financial assets and cash flow operations of 15 million dollars

•Verified electronic funds transfer transactions over $10,000 for accuracy and efficiency

•Conducted accounting and reconciliation of 15 Cash Ticket Redemption and 7 ABM machines EDUCATION

Bachelor of Commerce in Law and Business

Ryerson University -Ted Rogers School of Management - Toronto, ON April 2013

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

Centennial College - School of Business - Toronto, ON April 2010

PMI-RMP (Risk Management Professional) in Project Risk Management Project Management Institute - Toronto, ON



Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint, Powerpoint, Outlook, Social Media, Internet, Legal Research, Report Generation, Communications, Event Planning




• Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Outlook, Internet, and Lotus Notes

• Analytical: Critical thinking, research, evaluative, problem-solving, negotiations

• Communication: Public relations, interpersonal, cross-functional, report generation

• Mathematical: Intermediate Finance, Statistics, and Accounting Memberships

Ted Rogers School of Management Faculty Council, Toronto, ON, Nov 2014 - Present Alumni Representative

Ryerson Law and Business Alumni Association, Toronto, ON, Nov 2014 - Present President

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