CCUL’s Anderson receives elite ‘CAMS’ Anti-Money Laundering credential
Thursday, May 18, 2017
LeVar Anderson, of Carolinas Credit Union League, was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organization of professionals in the anti-money laundering (AML) field.
The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) 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 as key related legislation in place worldwide, global AML standards and developing defenses for financial institutions to stop terrorist financing and money laundering.
It should be noted, Anderson not only passed the CAMS examination but earned an “A” rating on his score.
“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.
Anderson has worked in the credit union movement since 2000, first serving as an accounting analyst with First Carolina Corporate Credit Union before working as an assistant branch manager for nearly four years with Carolina Credit Union Services in Winston-Salem, NC. He joined the League in 2005 and has provided auditing services to Carolinas credit unions for nearly 12 years. His other accomplishments include a bachelor's degree in English from UNC-Greensboro, and BSA and ACH certifications.
“We couldn’t be prouder of LeVar’s accomplishment in earning this prestigious certification,” said CCUL President and CEO John Radebaugh. “He is an exemplary example of how our staff at the League strives for excellence not only in personal career development but in our capability to better serve member credit unions.”
Founded in 2002, ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals. For more information, please visit www.acams.org or www.acams.org/espanol.
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