Bryan A. Conner is a director in K2 Integrity’s Financial Crimes Compliance practice. He has more than 15 years of experience working in financial advisory services, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, forensic accounting, financial investigations, internal controls, fraud risk management, and compliance monitoring and reporting.
At K2 Integrity, Bryan works on both historical and present-day transaction monitoring engagements for large financial institutions, analyzing transaction activity and 90-day monitoring alerts for suspicious activity, documenting analysis and supporting due diligence, and drafting and reviewing Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) narratives for submission to regulatory authorities. He also works with client sanctions compliance units on Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanction cases, where he utilizes a risk-based approach to identify, assess, and ultimately determine whether flagged in-process transactions should be processed, rejected, or blocked. In a representative engagement, Bryan acted as manager for a multiyear monitorship of a financial institution, reviewing its fraud risk assessment, AML/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) policies, and internal controls, and making recommendations to customize a comprehensive AML compliance program that addressed the client’s specific needs and objectives while leveraging its current management, compliance, and IT infrastructure. He also reported findings and remediation progress to multiple regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Bryan was a senior manager at Protiviti, within its forensic group. While at Protiviti, Bryan managed investigative teams in global FCPA compliance reviews for Fortune 500 companies. Engagements included cross-border work in Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe, and entailed all aspects of project management, from creating work plans and procedures to calculating financial impact assessments and reporting findings to regulators in the United States.
Before Protiviti, Bryan spent more than 10 years at KPMG in its forensic group. During his tenure at KPMG, he was a manager for several projects involving FCPA violation and compliance investigations, working both domestically and abroad. Working with outside counsel, he also conducted financial investigations involving allegations of accounting irregularities at public and privately held companies. He was the project lead for a six-year federal investigation and trial, serving as liaison for regulatory authorities (DOJ, SEC) for federal trial of prosecuted company executives. In addition, Bryan worked on AML compliance reviews, including transaction lookbacks, SAR filings, and Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence, on behalf of global international banks.
Bryan received his B.A. in government from the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).