Anuka Kakkasseril is an Associate Director in the New York office. She is a forensic accountant with extensive experience involving Anti-Money Laundering (AML) transaction monitoring projects and financial fraud investigations.
Provided a Fortune 100 company with Anti-Money Laundering related services pertaining to a transaction look-back in reference to Black Market Peso Exchange activity. Most recently, she worked on an Anti-Money Laundering project for a financial institution, reviewing thousands of alerts and analyzing the transactions and customer information for suspicious activity. In addition to performing reviews for multiple AML alert look-backs and remediations, she has also assisted in creating templates and policies and procedures for these projects.
Provided accounting expertise on forensic accounting investigations involving the restatement of financial results and valuation of assets for sale. She has also worked on several securities fraud projects that required in depth asset tracing going back several years within numerous internal and external accounts. In addition, she has worked on several Mortgage Fraud investigations, including a review of HELOC residential mortgage loans and 2nd liens for one of the top five lenders, to ascertain the extent to which the files comported with the lenders’ prevailing anti-fraud guidelines.
Prior to joining Navigant, Anuka worked for Daylight Forensic and Advisory and a “Big Four,” where she provided consulting, investigative and litigation support services for attorneys and corporate managers on a variety of matters involving accounting irregularities and fraudulent actions, and investigated allegations of stock options backdating.
Before her “Big Four” experience, she worked at a securities litigation firm in Rochester, New York where she computed damages under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and assisted in valuations of companies to determine its fair value under the bankruptcy code. She also performed research on the terms of mergers and acquisitions in order to understand the market reaction to these announcements.
M.B.A., Finance, University of Rochester - William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration B.S., Natural Sciences, The University of Akron