ICAEW and the ‘Flag It Up’ campaign will be teaming up to run a free webinar aimed at helping accountancy professionals, whether they are ICAEW members or not, to further understand the risks posed to them by money laundering, and looking at how they can help to disrupt this threat. Case studies and best practice guidance will be provided in helping them to do so.
As an industry, accountancy is at particular risk of being exploited by criminals in order to legitimise the proceeds of crime. A collective response from industry and government is the most effective way to tackle the threat, and accordingly, the webinar will focus on understanding the money laundering risk, the consequences of unwitting involvement and the importance of quality SARs, providing insight into how this information is used by law enforcement agencies.
The webinar will be hosted by David Stevens, Integrity and Law Manager at ICAEW, Angela Foyle, Partner, Financial Services and MLRO at BDO, and Tony Fitzpatrick from the UK Financial Investigation Unit within the National Crime Agency (NCA), who will be drawing upon their significant experience in this field to provide a high level of insight for participants.
Please follow this link if you wish to register for the webinar – it is designed for all accountants in the UK so if you are not an ICAEW member you can simply create a guest account.