Dean joined BDO following nine years with the FCA, where he held a number of roles predominantly within the Intelligence Department, including Deputy MLRO and several years as a senior associate in the Whistleblowing Team.
During his final year at the regulator Dean worked in the Financial Crime Department as part of the accountancy sector supervisory team of the, then newly established, Office for Professional Body AML Supervision (OPBAS). This role involved supervisory visits to each accountancy body named as a AML supervisor by the Money Laundering Regulations, leading on intelligence sharing, whistleblowing and reporting suspicious activity work-streams.
BDO’s Economic Crime Team advises the wider firm on all financial crime matters to maintain compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations, POCA, Bribery Act and failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion legislation. Dean also works with engagement teams to perform enhanced due diligence on higher risk client situations and represent BDO on various sector forums and AML engagement groups.