Internationally known speaker, trainer and author will further association’s mission of education and support for financial community in combating financial crime

Jan. 19, 2016 – MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a Professional Association within the BARBRI legal education family of companies, today announced that financial crime expert, Garry W.G. Clement, CAMS, CFCS, CFE, will serve as senior advisor to the association.

Clement brings to bear extensive law enforcement and financial crime compliance experience and expertise, and will work with ACFCS to enhance its education, training and certification programs. If you would like to read a more in-depth profile of Clement, please click here.

“I am an avid supporter of educating our financial community on financial crime issues,” said Clement. “Having a foundation in the full scope of financial crime enhances a professional’s understanding of how criminals prey on our society and use legitimate vehicles to conceal their activities. ACFCS provides that foundation. Through its comprehensive resources, education opportunities and certification, it enables professionals to succeed in areas where financial crime has an impact. ACFCS is a leader in the industry, committed to staying abreast with how compliance is evolving and ensuring members have access to the latest best practices. I’m pleased and honored to join the team.”

An internationally known speaker, author and trainer, Clement has worked in the financial crime arena for more than three decades. He served as the national director for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Proceeds of Crime Program, in addition to working as an investigator and undercover operator. He is certified in the Certified Fraud Examiners and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, in addition to his certification as a financial crime specialist.

Since 2007, Clement has worked as a consultant with a focus on financial crime and independent money laundering reviews for the money services business industry, credit unions and securities firms. He has been consistently called upon to speak at national/international conferences, and before boards of directors and senior management forums focusing on all aspects of financial crime, including cyber-crime.

“We’re very excited to welcome Garry and leverage the expertise he offers,” said Brian Kindle, ACFCS executive director. “Our goal is to consistently enhance the value and support we provide members, and Garry’s knowledge and background will add great insights into the resources we provide.”


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for private and public sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA, anti-corruption, fraud, data analytics and cybersecurity, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more.

ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in the financial crime field from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.