EXPERIENCED IN BSA/AML
At AML Compliace Corporation we have certified members and experienced in money laundering prevention in the Money Services Business (MSB) industry and with a combined accumulated experience of more than 20 years in the money transfer industry, exchange houses, changers of checks, correspondents / payers.
More than 35 years of leadership…
José “Tony” Varona leader of AML Compliance Corporation has 35 years of experience in business in Latin America.
Prior to starting AML Compliance, Varona’s accomplishments include his work as Exporter introducing products trough Central and South America where opened international commercial ventures between the two regions. In 2004, Varona decided to apply his several decades of business expertise to enter the field of Anti Money Laundering, well known from the Export business, where there was a need for transactions to improve efficiencies with the highest level of compliance and transparency in the industry.
With the experience gained in the Export regarding the Anti Money Laundering and their stages, he decided to pursue this field becoming a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and member of the Association of Anti Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) to develop services within the Financial Institutions and related fields, such as Money Transmitters and Check Cashers.
Besides the extensive success in his business endeavors, Varona has also demonstrated his responsibility and strong commitment to social responsibility due to his concern in serving the small and medium sizes companies for whom does not exist affordable services in the Anti Money Laundering field.
As General Director in charge of acquisitions of new accounts, maintained and reactivated existing accounts, Varona developed ongoing customer relations enhancing future services ensuring proper and timely filling of reports and requirements supporting the customer to compliance in this way with Federal Regulation including BSA / AML / CIP / KYC / CTR / SAR / OFAC and State Regulations among others.
Varona has become an expert in solving problems for MSBs, developing services such as: implementation of Compliance Policies in the AML field for customer, training course for employees and operators, developed of BSA Compliance Manual as well as consulting for the MSB Industry .
Leads AML Compliance Corporation growth!
Ms. Varona experience in the private sector has been varied. Her first years since 1996 were as administrator and supervisor at Private Companies. For the last five years Ms. Varona was the Anti Money Laundering Compliance Supervisor for MSB including a money services business (Money Transmitter) based in Miami, Florida with more than 150 agencies. Also, Ms. Varona provided: training, analysis of accounts, and review of medium size Check cashers. Developing services within the Financial Institutions and related fields, such as Money Transmitters and Check Cashers and with the experience and knowledge gained in the Anti Money Laundering field and their stages, Ms. Varona decides to pursue this field becoming a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2004 and member of the Association of Anti Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) where remains active until today.
Ms. Varona had dedicated, focused and strong attention to detail, strong organizational skills, initiative and ability to prioritize tasks required, self-starter and ability to multi-task, due to her investigative nature, strong communication skills and one of the most important a team player that included a plus as a result of her experience with MSB, Money Transmitters and Check cashers.
Besides the extensive success, Ms. Varona has also demonstrated his responsibility and strong commitment to social responsibility due to her concern in serving the small and median companies for whom there are not companies with her experience given affordable services in the Anti Money Laundering field.
Ms. Varona has a vast experience performing compliance investigative assignments related to regulatory initiatives pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA Patriot Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Money Laundering, Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) and High Risk Activities, including the preparation of necessary documents to comply with state and federal regulatory requirements for money transmitters and MSBs including quarterly reports and request and updated of licensees. Also, she performs training to employees and agencies related to BSA / AML / CIP / KYC / CTR / SAR / OFAC / OFR-State Regulations, implementation of Compliance Policies in the AML field for customer, training course for employees, operators and agencies, development of BSA Compliance, BSA risk management, as well as AML compliance Manual for check casher and money transmitters, among other matters
In 2002, Ms. Varona, due to her extensive experience and knowledge in Customer Service related to the area of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, became a problem solver. As BSA / AML Compliance Supervisor for Money Transmitters and the check cashing entity, she developed custom policies that improve AML services by ensuring appropriate and timely filling of reports and requirements.