Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, ACAMS®, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills and expertise of anti-money laundering, sanctions and financial crime detection and prevention professionals. ACAMS 87,000+ members in 175 countries/regions include representatives from a wide range of financial institutions, professional service and solutions providers, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and industry sectors.
ACAMS has operations across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions and provides a wide range of anti-financial crime services including membership resources and networking, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®) Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS®), boot camps, training and publications. As a global anti-financial crime thought leader, we spearhead cross-industry and public-private dialogue on key anti-financial crime developments. ACAMS is also a leader in its field in international conference attendance and publishing, and two of the sectors’ top-read titles are the multiple award winning ACAMS Today and ACAMS’ moneylaundering.com.
ACAMS is committed to continuously enhancing its anti-financial crime education and networking services for ACAMS individuals and institutional Members, plus CAMS and CGSS certified professionals. Offering training in a range of languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish, ACAMS fosters the development of AML/CFT and Sanctions best practice and education through its thriving global network of over 60 Member led chapters.
The ACAMS team includes colleagues located around the world in a combination of office and remote working locations. With the exception of Hong Kong, ACAMS APAC colleagues are mostly home based.
Position Summary and Areas of Responsibility
We are looking for an experienced, collaborative and highly motivated individual who will join our Thought Leadership team of global subject matter experts (SMEs). The post holder will be the lead English speaking SME practitioner on AML and financial crime compliance for the APAC region. You will need a strong passion across the full spectrum of anti-financial crime matters and the ways in which thought leadership and training can be leveraged to achieve real-world changes through private, public sector and cross industry engagement. This will involve working closely with ACAMS colleagues, partners and key stakeholders to enhance global dialogue, training and research on some of the most critical issues of today.
The role will specifically advance output on areas such as: AML regulatory effectiveness, risk-based compliance, KYC standards, sanctions compliance, legal and regulatory developments, the counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, anti-corruption, counter drugs trafficking, counter terrorist financing, social impact (anti human trafficking, illicit wildlife trafficking), plus new and emerging developments such a ransomware risk. You will further support SME cross team engagement with wider ACAMS colleagues on research, events, training, sales, communications and how best to utilize ACAMS unique position as an international financial crime membership body to enhance global compliance standards.
The APAC Director will be the lead English speaking SME practitioner on AML and financial crime compliance across the APAC region. The post holder may assume staff management responsibility for other SMEs operating across the region. Working closely with APAC and international colleagues you will have a key role in shaping ACAMS priorities, offerings, and activities across the APAC region, specifically:
The ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals. Our Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential and ACAMS Advanced Certifications, like CAMS-Audit and CAMS-FCI, are recognized as gold standards in AML certifications worldwide.
Members include representatives from financial institutions, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, and other industry sectors. We help members reach their full potential by connecting them with like-minded professionals from all over the world through acams.org forums, international events, local chapters, and training opportunities including webinars, full-day seminars, international conferences, and live chats. Learn more about ACAMS, part of Adtalem Global Education, at www.acams.org.
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