Posted by Brian Monroe - 09/09/2022
ACFCS Member Spotlight: For Bottomline’s Dalit Amitai, fighting fraud, bolstering compliance defenses is an ‘all in’ effort to better harness technology, empower teams, thwart creative criminals
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Who or what inspires you?
What is one thing - industry-related or not - that you learned in the past month?
What is something about you that not many people know?
I was an officer in the Israeli Army unit for intelligence forces (part of the Israeli Defense Force) and I met my husband there studying computer science.
What do you do in your current role
What does your career trajectory in financial crime look like?
What is the best advice you have ever received?
What is the worst advice you have ever received?
What would you say are the most important attributes for someone in your position to succeed?
How has (compliance, investigations, etc.) changed and evolved during your career?
What do you see as the key financial crime challenges in your role or in the sector overall?
Financial crime compliance is a fast-paced environment and industry. There is also a modernization of payments (ISO20022, real-time payments, FedNow, faster payments) and a move to the cloud.
All of these challenges need to be addressed in a holistic and timely manner.
What motivated you to become a financial crime professional?
It’s fulfilling to know that we can help protect our customers from bad actors: “We stop the bad guys.”
Is there anything that surprised you in your current role?
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
How did you get your first job in the field and what advice what you give other job seekers to land their first position in compliance?
For professionals with 5-10 years of experience, what advice would you give them to help advance to senior management roles?
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"This certification comes at a very ripe time. Professionals can no longer get away with having siloed knowledge. Compliance is all-encompassing and enterprise-driven."
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