After 12 months of preparation, Michelle Reed, VP BSA/AML officer recently earned the widely recognized CAMS certification by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), the world’s leading organization of professionals in the anti-money laundering field.
The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a rigorous examination demonstrating their aptitude and expertise in anti-money laundering detection and enforcement. The examination covers money laundering and terrorist financing methods, the best practices to stop these and other financial crimes, as well.
“Earning the CAMS credential places the successful candidate in an elite group of AML professionals and assures employers in the private and public sectors that they are working with someone with the essential knowledge and background in this crucial and challenging field”, said John Byrne, CAMS, executive vice president of ACAMS.
ACAMS gives members the insight, information and inspiration they need to protect their institutions against the threat of money laundering, terrorist financing and related financial crime, and the tools to advance their skills and keep the AML professional ahead of those that engage in these criminal activities.
Small Business Bank was formerly Gardner Bank.