Posted by Brian Monroe - email@example.com 04/13/2021
Fincrime Career Tips and Tricks: Falling prey to ID theft scam fuels fight for instructor to illumine illicit tactics, preach prevention, vindicate victims
- In this new initiative, ACFCS engages the fincrime compliance community for wisdom and practical insights on how to enter and rise in a fulfilling, but demanding and ever changing, field.
- We are asking minds across the spectrum and around the world of compliance officers, regulators and investigators to share some of their secrets to success.
- Some of the questions: How can you take the first steps launching a career in the midst of a pandemic? And for those already working, how can you continue to develop professionally and take it to the next level?
- For this tip, we get to see the world of financial crime through the lens of academia and the eyes of a victim, one who, after being scammed by an identity theft ring, has dedicated her life to learning about the tactics of these criminal groups – and protecting victims.
Any advice or suggestions for job-seeking during the pandemic?
Regardless of the pandemic or other physical constraints, I highly recommend networking with other professionals by joining fincrime-focused professional associations.
These organizations often have mentoring programs where aspiring or early-career individuals get paired up with seasoned professionals for advice.
Some organizations have member-only discussion forums to exchange investigative tips, career advice, and industry-specific challenges.
You can assess from these discussion forums what skills are valued and required, what other experiences are beneficial, and where a fincrime career is heading (tech-savvy with proper certifications seems like a huge plus, granted one gets to use whatever the agency/organization has under its arsenal).
See What Certified Financial Crime Specialists Are Saying
"The CFCS tests the skills necessary to fight financial crime. It's comprehensive. Passing it should be considered a mark of high achievement, distinguishing qualified experts in this growing specialty area."
KENNETH E. BARDEN
"It's a vigorous exam. Anyone passing it should have a great sense of achievement."
(CFCS, Official Superior
de Cumplimiento Cidel
Bank & Trust Inc. Nueva York)
"The exam tests one's ability to apply concepts in practical scenarios. Passing it can be a great asset for professionals in the converging disciplines of financial crime."
(CFCS, Royal Band of
"The Exam is far-reaching. I love that the questions are scenario based. I recommend it to anyone in the financial crime detection and prevention profession."
(CFCS, CAMS Lead Compliance
Trainer, FINRA, Member Regulation
Training, Washington, DC)
"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."
CFCS, CAMS, CFE, CSAR
Director, Global Risk
& Investigation Practice
FTI Consulting, Los Angeles