William Michael Burns, CPA/CFF, CAMS, CIA

Wm. Michael Burns is an Financial Crimes Investigator at Burns Risk Management Inc. He has extensive experience in conducting BSA/AML investigations and other types of forensic reviews. He has managed numerous look-back reviews of large financial institutions to identify potentially suspicious AML activity. He has also conducted various types of engagements related to KYC – due diligence, construction monitorships and regulatory compliance.

William has also obtained the Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has significant experience in public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant. As a retired Sergeant from the Organized Crime Control Bureau in the New York City Police Department, he has extensive experience managing and conducting criminal investigations.

William is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State. He has also a member of the following professional organizations (and certifications obtained): American Institute of CPAs (CFF), the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA).
Specialties: Anti Money Laundering ("AML"), USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA"), and Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC").



1980 - 2000


Sep 2000 – Jun 2007


Daylight Forensic & Advisory, LLC
June 2007 – May 2010

Associate Director

May 2010 – Aug 2017

Financial Crimes Investigator

Burns Risk Management, Inc.
Aug 2017 - Present


New York


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