The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has led to historic disruption in business, finance, and daily life. Yet financial crime has hardly slowed down, and the confusion engendered by COVID-19 has been ripe breeding ground for fraudsters, cyberattacks and scammers.
In this tumult, the work of those in financial crime prevention is more important than ever before, even as adapting to this new reality poses unforeseen obstacles. From the strain of entire compliance teams working from home, to the stress of keeping up with new threats, there’s a tremendous amount of change to take on and take in.
Being adaptable and tough – Being resilient, in other words – Is not easy, but it is what’s required of fincrime professionals in the current moment.
That’s why ACFCS has made its Quarterly Focus for Q2 on FinCrime Resiliency. In collaboration with its members, partners and the community as a whole, ACFCS will provide a series of trainings, tools and initiatives to help build resilient programs for compliance, investigations and enforcement.
This means helping you adapt to new criminal trends and typologies in a rapidly changing world, boosting your online training at a time when face-to-face is impossible, and giving you tips and techniques to soldier on when staff and resources are constrained.
A few highlights of the Quarterly Focus are:
- Increased Online Learning with a Focus on COVID-19 – ACFCS will bring you a packed webinar calendar in the coming weeks, with events honing in on the compliance and investigative impacts of the coronavirus. Beyond webinars, we’re expanding our online content to include video chats with experts, virtual networking events, and much more. View the calendar here.
- Online Exam Access for the CFCS Credential and Changes to Certification Policies – Starting soon, ACFCS will make the CFCS exam available online for candidates. We’re also changing recertification and exam scheduling deadlines to relieve pressure on anyone affected by the coronavirus. Look for more details in the coming days!
- CFCS Scholarships to Foster Resilient Programs – This quarter, ACFCS is offering 20 CFCS scholarships, its highest number ever, to individuals who are helping their organizations adapt and stay strong in the fight against financial crime. Learn more about the program below and apply today.
- Community-Curated Tips and Comprehensive News Coverage – We’ve launched a new FinCrime Resiliency Tips series to gather and share guidance with members – learn more and submit your tips today! You’ll also see intensive coverage and guidance on coronavirus-related issues on our news page.
Learn more about upcoming initiatives and ways that you can get involved below: