{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Hey all - is the CAMS cert BS? I’ve been in FinCrime consulting for 5 years. Leaving now for analytics fincrime role at a major FinTech.\n\nWondering if it’ll help me long term especially with the tech side experience. Thanks!", "post_id": "6169cfae99e2e1003efa18cf", "reply_count": 14, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "5ac2ce6f8ad03a0013ab9cc6", "bowl_name": "Fraud and Forensics" }

Hey all - is the CAMS cert BS? I’ve been in FinCrime consulting for 5 years. Leaving now for analytics fincrime role at a major FinTech. Wondering if it’ll help me long term especially with the tech side experience. Thanks!

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

From a tech side. CFCS is more likely to be somewhat useful. CAMS is a racket, but those that are certified are paid more, promoted faster, etc.

Wow, never even heard of CFCS. Is CFCS harder than CAMS? Looking into it now.

like

I think it is, I only got it because EY paid for it and facilitated classes so why not, but I wouldn’t necessarily say it credentializes me more than my CPA or anything

Yeah it is definitely BS. I have it, but none of it helps with anything you do in consulting

I left for Chime. Had offers from Apple and Chime. If you want to move to tech it’s possible! I encourage everyone to check it out

It’s a racket. If you already have experience, there is really no need for it.

Only if the company is paying for it and giving you leaves to study for it!

Just curious but what fintech did you switch to? I'm also in FinCrime analytics looking to make a switch into the fintech space

DM me! I’ll give some info

all bs and money grab

Related Posts

Anyone know any international arbitration teams in London that are hiring? 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️

likehelpful

Has anyone else noticed a salary stagnation especially in the more mid-senior levels? I have been getting a lot of pushback and recruiters saying my asking price is out of the range for the position - when it's the logical 20%+ I would want for starting a new position. Anyone else seeing this?

like

E-MBA - To do or not ? Already touching base of 235k + Bonus . What’s the “in thing” to keep oneself on the frontiers of management/technology ? Thanks !

like
like

Applying to Chicago Big 4 FDD at manager level. Anyone work in any of them and can talk about their experience? Could give you the referral, thanks!

like

Openings in Cleveland?

like

I’m making 85k in Cleveland in the big 4 as an SC. Currently interviewing for a Director of Business Analytics position at a smaller local company (~20 person, $50M annual revenue local company growing at 40%) $110k base salary. Thoughts on if I should continue to pursue this position?

like

Need some perspective: what role did you go to when you left consulting and what was your yoe?

like
like

Has anyone considered going back and getting an MBA ? Litigator here. Biggest issue is starting over in business after 6-8 years in law. Bigger growth upside in business I feel like, and i don’t love the lifestyle of most partners in big law. But maybe now (or 2 years from now) ain’t the time.

like

Opinions on Harvard Extension School? How do you think it would be seen by hiring managers?

MBA or law school?

like

Office 1 sponsored MBA for ~100k USD. Cannot go back to office 1. Spent 2 years (pay back period) at office 2. Office 1 wants me to pay back in full if I leave (as commitment was to go back to office 1 after MBA). I believe that to claim any amount they need to prove the damage I did to the company. Clearly the company (worldwide) did benefit from me being 2 years at office 2 (0.5-1m Rev).Can office 1 claim damage/ revenue loss if the company as a whole benefited? 1 and 2 are different countries

like

Any of you finding that the MBA admissions process is taking a toll on your productivity at work? Trying to perform at the same level while also focusing on applications/essays seems is proving to be really tough.

like

Can anybody refer me for a UX Design internship/ junior role ?

like

KPMG Strategy 🐠 What’s the interview process like for non-mba experienced hires (behavioral, technical, cases, etc.)?

like

Anyone want to drop me a referral to KPMG?

like

Hi Guys, PwC AC opportunity If you have 0-2 years of experience and have worked in finance domain, please DM me if you wish to get referred. Roles open - Enterprise Profitability, Finance Effectiveness and Operations MBA is mandatory. CFA would be an advantage. You can read more on LinkedIn about the roles. Thanks

like

Was offered by D today in consulting, experienced manager. Have a competing offer with ACN Strategy but was more inclined towards D’s role. Sign on bonus at D is very low, what’s maximum offered at M?

like

PHR or SHRM? I am looking to get more certifications related to HR vs recruiting, but I am unsure on which one is "better" or will help me grow into more of a strategic HR role. Help!!!

like

Additional Posts

Any sublets for July / august ? Up to 2.5k budget. Preferably UES. Open to room mates. 25 M from Canada. I’m pretty chill. Need space for a desk to WFH in the room.

like

Anyone know bonus as % of salary when getting promoted from S3 to M1 in NY? Also % raise?

like

Transition to HRBP - which Cert? I’ve got the time and experience (mostly) to sit for the PHR or SHRM-CP. What are your recommendations based on industry experience. Also note I’m pivoting from a program director role.

like

What amount is a good amount to contribute to 401k?

like

I’m looking to buy a used Audi Q3 (in about a year when the used car market cools down.) for around $32K. I will be getting my banked bonus at the same time for let’s say $18K (after tax). Audi offers 1.99% APR for used cars. How much should I put down on the car from my banked bonus, considering the APR is so low? - (first time buying a car)

like

Hello amazing PMs 👋 Amazon Senior PM role (L6) - What should I tell the recruiter as the expected total compensation? Also appreciate any tips / materials/ books for clearing the interviews

like

🐠 at EY S&O TAS, hows the culture? Environment? Work life balance? Working hours? Have an offer there and debating whether to take it or not.

like

Can anyone refer me at ZS associates for Business Development - Business associate role / Managerial role please. I have done my internship at Mswipe Technologies as a Business Development Intern.

Consultant here trying to break into product management. I have read the 3-4 books that everyone recommends but wondering if there’s anything specific that helped you during your transition/ preparation?

like

Any EY folks know how PAS interviews (experienced staff role) are structured? Is it just standard behavioral and case interview?

like

Any tips on how to roll off a project that you’re not fully engaged in without offending the senior managers on the project?

like

Moms, we are visiting family in the US, and we plan to buy diapers for our nine month old in the US. Should we buy Huggies from Costco, or the Kirkland brand? Baby is used to very soft Pampers here in Europe. Thanks!

like

M and SM salary bands for Deloitte Digital in NYC? Thank you

like

I have a 30 min video interview with director in EY. What can I expect from this interview?

like

Trying to help my wife upgrade her WFH setup. She gets some road noise at times and is backlit in the afternoon. Anyone have suggestions for webcam and external microphone that would handle that? … and no curtains aren’t an option. She loves to look of the room and the blinds that are there.

like

When can you ask what the salary is during the interview process. I’d need a bump to jump & don’t want to waste anyone’s time. Glassdoor has very wide range.

like

How’s the MBB culture of transferring offices globally?

like

Need some advice, I’m a third year healthcare/corp/M&A associate in Texas from a small firm. Was let go today because of recent hires and not enough billable work. Feel like I should try everything possible to secure another job and still a bit shocked. So if anyone in this bowl has any leads, please let me k ow! TIA!

like

Is anyone else having fun with the Bitmoji Chrome extension? I love that it also allows me to send Bitmoji reactions to student comments and work. Post your classroom or favorite Bitmoji reaction.

Post Photo
like

Anyone successfully negotiate compensation at firm that officially doesn’t allow for origination credit? Have brought in small clients in the past but this one is a big one and huge for the group and the firm. I’m not exactly doing this out of the goodness of my heart so would appreciate any advice on how to navigate the conversation. For reference, client specifically brought their work to my group so that they could work with me and it’s a personal contact of mine.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal