Marc Tasse

Marc Tasse is an investigative and forensic accountant and an internationally renowned subject matter expert in the fields of anti-bribery / anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and anti-fraud. Marc examines financial crime from different angles and explores what motivates people to break the law, how wrongdoers cover their tracks and what can be done to put a stop to the looting.

An award-winning lecturer in the MBA program at the Telfer School of Management and in the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, his current research focuses on the actual and potential effects of allegations of corruption and improper financial reporting on publicly traded companies’ market capitalization.

Marc is a Chartered Professional Accountant – Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) (Canada), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) (USA) and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) (USA). He carries the designation of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (USA), and holds both an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.


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Once upon a time, a corporate compliance program might have been a “nice to have” element. Those days are gone. Marc Tasse concludes a two-part series on reputational risks with a framework for building a robust E&C program. Read Part 1 here. A Corporate Compliance Program is an Absolute “Must Have” Over the last few years, we have observed a strong increase...

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The reputational risk that can result from allegations of noncompliance with corruption, bribery or money-laundering regulations is one of the biggest threats facing organizations today. Marc Tasse begins to detail what organizations can do to protect against reputational harm. Corruption, perhaps more than anything, risks irreparably damaging a hard-earned reputation. While reputation risk due to corruption goes along with other risks (especially...

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The Actual and Potential Impacts of Allegations Corporate boards may be due for a rude awakening; they’d be well-advised to assess the harm allegations of corruption and other unethical conduct can do to their company’s share price, including its market capitalization. Corporate directors and officers are under three general legal duties: the duty to act carefully, the duty to act loyally and...

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Businesses are coming under increased scrutiny, to ensure that their domestic and foreign operations comply with anti-corruption and anti-bribery legislation. The risk of investigation has never been greater and the reputational risk, given the current media interest in these sorts of scandals, will increasingly be a consideration for companies especially publicly traded ones or companies pursuing financing or other significant transactions. 

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