Manraj is a certified Chartered Accountant and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He started his career in one of the Big 6 Accounting firms where he was part of the Business Risk Advisory service line. During his time in his previous firm, he gained experience in Internal Audits, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance reviews/audits including SOX, HMDA, AML etc. Majority of his clients were global corporations and were listed on the stock exchange in the US.
Manraj moved to the Cayman Islands in 2019 to set up the Business Risk Advisory service line for the firm. As part of his role, Manraj set up a team of AML and Regulatory compliance specialists and assisted clients in meeting their regulatory requirements by performing multiple pre-inspection reviews/mock inspections, post inspection remediation, and providing regulatory guidance/advice.
Manraj has also acted as the Project Manager and the Quality Reviewer for the AML/CFT/CPF and Sanctions inspections which were conducted on behalf of the Cayman Islands’ regulators. His experience also includes the preparation of audit plans, conducting walkthroughs, performing risk assessments, reviewing the business processes, and performing test of design & test of operating effectiveness on the controls. He has conducted MRA issue validation for one of the world’s largest banks and worked closely with client’s IA personnel and business process owners to understand the processes and conduct testing as required and validate issues identified in prior internal audits. He also performed External Quality Assessment of the Group Internal Audit function of a global financial services company. He acts as the AMLCO, MLRO/ DMLRO for several entities on Island on an outsourced basis.
He has the following professional qualifications and memberships:
- Bachelor’s degree in Commerce
- Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent)
- Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
- Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)