Financial misconduct in the financial services industry can result in costly fees, legal expenses, and long-term loss of confidence among customers and investors. In order to minimize this risk, businesses of all sizes hire professionals with the skills to make sense of constantly changing compliance requirements.
Online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Regulatory and Compliance Assurance: Career Outlook
Make a living ensuring ethical business practices and minimizing risk.
- $81,690 median pay for financial examiners in 2017 with the top 10% earning an annual salary of $153,8501
- $14.82 million is the average cost for organizations that experience non-compliance problems2
- $1 billion per year in estimated compliance-related costs for the average tier-one bank3
With your Certificate of Advanced Studies in Regulatory and Compliance Assurance, you'll join the ranks of professionals equipped to ensure ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks are followed when conducting business.
Plus, as you complete the program's industry-informed curriculum, you'll be preparing to sit for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam.
Professionals with skills explored in this program hold positions like these:
- Compliance Manager: Examine all processes and procedures to ensure compliance with current legal and regulatory standards. Communicate best-practices to leadership and financial decision-makers to reduce risk and minimize the likelihood of misconduct.
- Financial Examiner: Monitor the activities and systems of financial institutions, evaluate processes and practices for vulnerabilities and risk, and make recommendations to improve financial stability.
- Fraud Prevention Manager: Analyze and understand current trends in fraud and financial compliance. Employ technologies and systems to minimize risk or reduce vulnerabilities to all forms of fraud.
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Understand and assess the difference between management and leadership in a modern organization
Apply knowledge of legal and regulatory issues related to financial crime, fraud, and cybercrime investigations
Analyze, assess, and create techniques for fraud management and cybersecurity risk and compliance
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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (May 2017). Occupational Outlook Handbook, "Financial Examiners." Retrieved December 27, 2018, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm#tab-5
1Globalscape (December 2017). "The True Cost of Compliance with Data Protection Regulations." Retrieved December 27, 2018, from http://dynamic.globalscape.com/files/Whitepaper-The-True-Cost-of-Compliance-with-Data-Protection-Regulations.pdf
1Farley, P. (July 2017). "Spotlight on Compliance Costs as Banks Get Down to Business with AI." International Banker, retrieved December 27, 2018, from https://internationalbanker.com/technology/spotlight-compliance-costs-banks-get-business-ai/