Professional Certificate in Fintech Risk & Compliance

The ACOI and Professional Accountancy Training (PAT) have collaborated on a Fintech course – the Professional Certificate in Fintech, Risk & Compliance, which has been designed for you, the compliance professional, and is open to existing ACOI members and those that become members.

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to conduct and manage evolving compliance functions within the financial services industry. It will concentrate on specific Fintech related compliance and regulatory risks, for example:

  • an over reliance upon third-party outsourcing of core services;
  • the risk assessment of the vendor evaluation process;
  • control structures for AML/CFT compliance policies in a Fintech operating environment,
  • transaction processing and client lifecycle management;
  • the compliance risks related to regulated and non-regulated crypto-asset services; and
  • the governance structures regarding ownership/accountability of data.

The course is aimed at individuals currently employed in compliance and regulatory roles, anyone with transferrable skills from other roles in the financial services industry, and candidates who are looking to reskill/retrain for careers in the financial services industry.

We are pleased to offer this skills-based, practitioner focused course for €1,900, which is discounted to €1,330 for members of the IFS Skillnet Network. This highly inter-active course will be delivered online by a team of industry professionals drawn from across the Fintech ecosystem and will run over 18 evenings once a week (3-hour sessions).

The Professional Certificate in Fintech, Risk & Compliance has been accredited for CPD hours as outlined below:

Module 1: Compliance Framework in a Fintech Environment

  • 8 x Hrs LCOI
  • 2 x Hrs MCC
  • 3 x Hrs AFP
  • 3 x Hrs PB

Module 2: Compliance and Regulatory Risk in the Fintech Ecosystem

  • 8 x Hrs LCOI
  • 3 x Hrs AFP
  •  3 x Hrs PB

ACOI and PAT hosted an introductory evening, to outline the benefits of the course, the recording of the event is enclosed below and a copy of presentation can be download here. A copy of the Professional Certificate in Fintech, Risk & Compliance course syllabus can be downloaded here. A copy of the course brochure can be downloaded here.

For more information contact ACOI at and apply online at