ICA Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance

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About the Programme

EBA Compliance Department, Management Development Centre jointly with the International Compliance Association (ICA) and in partnership with Vasil Kisil and Partners are pleased to announce the launch of the ICA Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance in 2020. Presented for the first time in Ukraine the program will provide you with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience from respectful foreign trainers as well as to affirm your competence and knowledge as a highly qualified specialist in the field of business compliance.

About ICA

ICA is the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community. Since 2001, ICA has enhanced the knowledge, skills and behavior of over 140,000 professionals in 152 countries either through their internationally recognized portfolio of professional qualifications (awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester) or through accredited in-company training.

About the programme

The Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance has been designed:

  • to equip compliance professionals in any sector with the skills and tools to carry out their role with confidence;
  • to help you to understand the importance of compliance as a business enabler;
  • to explore the influences you need to be aware of and how these influences have shaped regulatory activity;
  • to evaluate the roles of the compliance function and the skills you need to be more effective and you will discover how to implement effective alert and responsive systems to minimize risk at your firm;
  • to gain a solid understanding of the regulatory environment;
  • to learn how to implement best practice;
  • to obtain actionable knowledge and practical skills in risk management and compliance in business;
  • to benefit from the international expertise of ICA trainers as well as the sharing of ideas with your peers;
  • to gain a globally recognized certificate, awarded in association with the prestigious Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester

Target audience:

  • Heads of Legal, Heads of Compliance, Compliance Officers
  • Employees with management responsibility for compliance
  • Anyone who is eager to broaden and deepen their compliance knowledge and skills

 Format of the programme:

  • Six-month course assessed by two written assignments (2,000 – 2,500 words)
  • Delivered in English
  • Course materials delivered via ICA’s interactive online learning platform
  • Virtual workshop (introduction to the course program and trainers) – March 5, 2020 (13:00 – 14:00)
  • Virtual workshop – April 28, 2020 (12:00 – 14:00)
  • Online Lecture “Compliance and risks of criminal prosecution for legal entities” – July 9, 2020 (11:00 – 12:30)
  • Virtual workshop – August 10, 2020
  • Recommended study-time per week: 6 hours


Topic 1:  Compliance in Business

  1. Introduction & Historical issues;
  2. International issues/impacts/conventions/contexts
  3. Laws, regulations and guidance
  4. Best practices

Topic 2: Compliance in Practice

  1. The history of the compliance function
  2. Governance, risk and compliance – what is it?
  3. Effective compliance and adequate procedures
  4. Stakeholder relationship management
  5. Building a compliance framework
  6. Pre-requisites for an effective compliance function and the role of it
  7. Governance best practices

Topic 3: The role and objectives of the Compliance Officer

  1. Duties, responsibilities and behaviours of a compliance officer
  2. Drafting compliance reports
  3. Communications and training
  4. Outsourcing of compliance arrangements

 Topic 4: Risk Management

  1. Overview and regimes
  2. Categories of risk
  3. Effective alert systems
  4. Response mechanisms

Topic 5: Compliance Topics, Improvement and Advantage

  1. Bribery and corruption
  2. Intellectual property
  3. Competition and anti-trust
  4. Data protection and information security
  5. Labour laws
  6. Conflicts of interest
  7. AML / fraud / sanctions
  8. Emerging trends and international perspectives
  9. Review, challenge and improve
  10. Competitive advantage

Online Lecture: Compliance and risks of criminal prosecution for legal entities

Date: July 9, 2020
Time: 11:00-12:30

Key topics to discuss:

  1. Criminal liability of legal entities
     a. Definition and onset reasons
     b. Types of punishments and rules of their application
  2. Legalization of property obtained by criminal means
  3. Special confiscation of company property

On this Online Lecture participants of the programme will:

  • discuss the risks of applying criminal law measures to legal entities and the latest legislative changes to combat legalization of property, as well as the impact of compliance on the prevention and mitigation of such risks;
  • analyze the most real cases of application of such measures, possible ways of their detection and response;
  • consider the recent case law on the application of special confiscation to property of legal entities and its possible impact on compliance procedures.


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Jonathan Bowdler
Head of Regulatory Compliance, responsible for all the ICA’s Compliance programmes, has 25 years of financial services industry experience, holds senior Compliance roles for the last fifteen of these, has a wealth of practical compliance experience, an MBA holder from Henley Business School and a Diploma in Management from Reading University, a highly qualified expert in business management and is therefore able to place governance, risk and compliance management within the context of wider corporate strategy, a fully qualified investment and mortgage advisor and is a member of several industry forums.
Rhodri Kettle
FICA, is the Senior Course Director in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) at ICA, and develops and delivers GRC courses in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining ICA in 2013, Rhodri was a senior compliance manager in a large UK retail bank, working with business operations, senior management and other assurance functions on a wide range of compliance-related subjects, over the course of a career of over 25 years.
Andrii Sliusar
Senior Associate WCC, Compliance and Investigation Practicies, Vasil Kisil and Partners Law Firm. Specializes in white collar crimes and criminal process, comprehensive due diligence in criminal justice. Has got the ICA Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance.
Jonathan Bowdler
Rhodri Kettle
Andrii Sliusar


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