Yanelis is a Director in the Risk Advisory Services Practice at Kaufman Rossin. She focuses her consulting practice on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions compliance, performing engagements in the areas of BSA/AML and Sanctions including independent testing, data and model system validations for transaction and sanction screening tools, transaction look-backs, gap analysis and risk assessments. Additionally, she provides Fair Lending data analysis and review. She joined the firm in 2019.
She has over eleven years of experience in the financial services industry providing internal audit, controls and consulting services to banks, broker-dealers and other financial institutions. Her experience prior to joining Kaufman Rossin includes 6 years with a large public accounting firm and 5 years of industry experience at a publicly traded domestic institution and a mid-size institution with an international focus. During her time in industry, she served as the primarily liaison between the BSA Department and various external stake holders including regulatory bodies, internal audit, quality control, enterprise risk and third-party providers. She also provided guidance on complex regulatory issues related to OFAC Sanctions.
Her domestic experience spans community banks and large domestic institutions with a varied product range including wealth management, insurance, trust and asset management, wholesale lending and equipment leasing. International experience includes the performance of AML Risk Assessments for offshore banks in high risk jurisdictions and areas designated as tax havens. Additionally, the performance of gap analysis against US AML regulation and local AML regulation for foreign banks located in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and is currently attending the Florida School of Banking with the Florida Bankers Association.
Master of Business Administration, Florida State University
Bachelor of Science, Finance and International Business, Florida State University