ICA Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance

Why Attend

This intermediate-level course has been specifically designed for compliance professionals working outside of financial services (e.g., oil and gas, telecoms, and aerospace), and allows you to gain actionable and practical risk-management skills to excel in your role. This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

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Course Objectives

  • While undertaking this qualification, you will learn:
  • The context of compliance and its origins
  • Building an effective control framework
  • The skills needed to be an effective compliance professional
  • Risk management, alert systems and investigations
  • Managing financial crime risk
  • Creating competitive advantage

Target Audience

Heads of compliance, AML and financial crime
Money laundering reporting officers
Money laundering prevention officers
Compliance, AML and financial crime managers and senior staff
Senior risk staff
Regulatory representatives
Legal practitioners
Internal and external audit staff
Company secretaries

Compliance in Business

  • Introduction including some definitions
  • Historical issues
  • International issues/impacts/ conventions/contexts
  • Laws, regulations and guidance
  • Best practices


Compliance in Practice

  • The history of the compliance function
  • Governance, risk and compliance - what is it?
  • Effective compliance and adequate procedures
  • Governance best practices
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Building a compliance framework
  • The role of the Compliance Function
  • History of the Compliance Function
  • Pre-requisites for an effective compliance function


The role and objectives of the Compliance Officer

  • Duties, responsibilities and behaviours of a compliance officer
  • Drafting compliance reports
  • Communications and training
  • Outsourcing of compliance arrangements


Risk Management

  • Overview and regimes
  • Categories of risk
  • Effective alert systems
  • Response mechanisms


Compliance Topics, Improvement and Advantage

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Intellectual property
  • Competition and anti-trust
  • Data protection and information security
  • Labour laws
  • Conflicts of interest
  • AML / fraud / sanctions
  • Emerging trends and international perspectives
  • Review, challenge and improve
  • Competitive advantage

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