Leigh Caldwell - Consultant


  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Summary of Qualifications:

  • +20 years’ experience in General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Human Resources and Payroll in the highway and bridge construction and the building material industries
  • +10 years’ experience as Controller and Officer Manager
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • +3 years’ experience in Banking
  • Experience in areas of Regulatory Compliance, Internal Controls, Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud, Audit, Transaction Analysis, and Investigation

Professional Summary:

Ms. Caldwell brings significant experience in fraud, audit, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, and investigation to the Lakelet team. She will lead the firm in investigating and identifying financial weaknesses for clients and creating strategic solutions to solve those clients’ problems.

Prior to joining Lakelet Financial Group, Ms. Caldwell completed several projects in the banking industry as an Enhance Due Diligence Investigator, Internal Controls Analyst and Compliance Analyst. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and expects to receive her Certified Fraud Examiners Certification in August 2016.

She has extensive knowledge, in the construction industry concerning: bidding government contracts, contract execution, producing and submitting back-charges, Certified Payroll, EEO Compliance requirements. She has extensive knowledge in auditing in regards to union pension and dues remittances, workman’s compensation and general liability, NYS sales tax, Department of Labor, IRS, NYS, OSHA, MSHAW and Compliance.

Ms. Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with honors from Niagara University.


  • Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting – Niagara University
  • Member of Delta Epsilon Sigma’s National Scholastic Honor Society

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Community Service:

  • Niagara County S.P.C.A.