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Michelle Mackey, CFE, CRMA, MBA

Partner and Chief Compliance Officer

HOW I SPEND MY SPARE TIME…

Shopping and playing with my kids.

MY FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION…

Anywhere on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

(978) 569-2909

Experience

With over 18 years of business, compliance and financial experience, Ms. Mackey plays an instrumental role in overseeing the Firm's Compliance Program. Her ability to examine and evaluate complex regulations results in practical recommendations that positively impact the Firm's business processes.

In her role as Chief Compliance Officer for MFA Asset Management, Michelle is responsible for recommending, initiating and administering policies and procedures to help the Firm maintain and adhere to regulatory compliance standards and best practices. She has experience with all facets of compliance including the administration of policies and procedures, RIA annual testing, advertising and marketing reviews, and regulatory responsiveness. Michelle also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Investment Committee.

As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who holds a certification in Risk Management Assurance, Michelle regularly works with clients to help mitigate risk in the ever-changing world of financial services. Prior to her current role, Michelle's professional career included serving as controller for an international organic commodities trading company; senior SOX compliance specialist for a multi-million dollar international financial company; and a consultant providing internal audit, SOX compliance and forensic accounting services to a diverse client base.

Education

  • MBA – Southern New Hampshire University
  • Graduate Certificate – Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • BS – Accounting/Finance, Magna cum Laude; Southern New Hampshire University

Professional Affiliations

  • NH Granite State Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Institute of Internal Auditors

Expertise

  • SEC regulatory compliance
  • SEC surprise examinations
  • Regulatory due diligence
  • Business process efficiencies
  • Internal audit
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • SSAE 18 audit services and Service Organization Control reports (SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3)
  • Annual filings – ADV's Part 1, Part 2A and 2B
  • Compliance program maintenance
  • Fraud investigations
  • Fraud prevention
  • Forensic accounting
  • Internal control design and testing
  • Internal control evaluation and remediation

Certifications

  • CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner
  • CRMA – Certification in Risk Management Assurance

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