ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS RECEIVE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE IN IMPLEMENTATION OF EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING STANDARDS
About 40 members of the Association of Professional Accountants and Auditors of the Republic of Moldova gathered, on 6 November, in a training session organised by the European Union High Level Advisers’ Mission to the Republic of Moldova in cooperation with the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering. The aim of the training was to offer practical guidance in the implementation of EU and national standards in the area of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).The details of AML/CFT aspects related directly to the professional activities of the participants were in the focus light of the event, which also included practical exercises. The EU High Level Adviser in Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting Financing of Terrorism, Igoris Krzeckovskis, presented the relevant international standards in this area (EU and Financial Action Task Force), their amendments and supplements, as well as the practical experiences of EU countries. Besides, the experts of the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering provided information about the national AML/CFT legislation, especially on customer due diligence measures, the responsibilities of involved institutions and persons in charge of compliance attributions for coordination and implementation of AML/CFT policies and procedures. According to both organisers and participants, the event helped to enhance the communication, information exchange and feedback between OPFML and auditors and accountants respectively.