Posted by Brian Monroe - email@example.com 03/22/2021
Fincrime Career Tips and Tricks: To stand out in crowded compliance field, refresh, refine resume, train tactically, network aggressively
By Brian Monroe
March 22, 2021
With minor edits by ACFCS VP of Content, Brian Monroe
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 look through the eyes of a longtime law enforcement officer who launched into the fincrime compliance field to refuel his passion and renew a sense of purpose, a wise choice that allowed him to employ, enhance and expand the investigative skills he honed over more than a decade – and mentor others.
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