Following the AML/CFT Law of Ukraine, paragraph 38 of the Action Plan for 2017-2019 on the implementation of the Strategy of development AML/CFT system for the period up to 2020, approved by decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 30.08.2017 No. 601-p, the Training center, which belonged to the SFMS’s field of management, was reorganized into the State Institution of Postgraduate Education "Academy of Financial Monitoring".
The Academy is a follower of the fundamental experience and best practices, which have been developed by the Training center in the field of education and professional development of financial monitoring specialists for thirteen years, and allowed to prepare almost 12 thousand highly skilled financial monitoring specialists from 2005 to 2017.
The main task of the Academy is full value continual education and professional development of specialists, taking into account regional needs (Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv) of:
State financial monitoring entities, law - enforcement authorities and judicial authorities on the AML/CFT course (government order). During 2017, 700 specialists were trained, including: 231 representatives of state authorities and 469 representatives of law-enforcement, intelligence and judicial authorities;
reporting entities responsible for its conduct, as well as representatives of foreign states and international organizations. In 2017, 1153 representatives of the private sector were successfully trained.
At the same time, with regard to the current challenges of accretion of corrupt and criminal networks with the opportunities and mechanisms of laundering criminal proceeds, the fight against which requires the formation of a systematic vision of the factors and forms of criminalization and corruptionalization of the national environment, the full value professional development of anti-corruption specialists will be conducted by the Academy.
Taking into account the Law of Ukraine on "Consumer Crediting", the intensive training courses for credit intermediaries in the AML/CFT field have been also introduced by the Academy for the identification and verification of clients.
The teaching staff of the Academy consists of experienced professional and practical specialists in the AML/CFT sphere. The representatives of the SFMS, MoF, the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, the National Police of Ukraine, NBU, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the NC, the SC, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv University of Trade and Economics, as well as other state and law enforcement authorities take part in educational events of the Academy.
In the Academy with the aim of implementation the progressive educational techniques, the Interbranch Scientific and Methodological Council was created. The purpose of the Council is to develop conceptual provisions of educational and methodical work in the field of financial monitoring, development and scientific assessment of methodical recommendations, scientific and methodical cooperation with other institutions and educational institutions, etc. The Council consists of leading scientists and practitioners in the field of financial monitoring.
Apart it should be noted about the educational activity of the Academy, which takes place through cooperation with various civil and international organizations (OSCE, EUAM, TIKA, GIZ, International Police Association) etc.
The main priority of the Academy's development is the implementation of a network-based form of education, which involves the implementation of financial monitoring programs in the educational programs of partnership institutions, as well as the expansion of the network of educational partnership institutions (the University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine, the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine, the University of Customs and Finance, the State University of Telecommunications, Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University etc.).
More detailed information on the activities of the Academy can be found on its official website http://finmonitoring.in.ua,
or at: 04050 Kyiv, Biloruska street, 24, tel: +38(044) 594-16-21, 594-16-22, 594-16-23.
The main indicators of the work of the educational institution are clearly represented in the 2017 report by the link http://finmonitoring.in.ua/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/afm_2017_results.pdf.
Press service of SFMS