Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
Certified Financial Services Auditors are internationally recognized auditors that perform audits for different kinds of banks, insurers, and more.
The Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) designation is bestowed upon members accepted into the professional—and internationally recognized—order The Insitute of Internal Auditors Canada (IIA) who, through their accreditation process, maintain the professional standards of the discipline.
The IIA is a historically renowned organization, founded in 1941, with international ties across the globe with more than 180 thousand members. They even offer twelve diverse awards to promote performance and contribution in the field and have diversity initiatives to ensure the internal auditing community is fair to all and helps disadvantaged individuals and groups who need representation. Additionally, the association is partnered with eleven corporations to promote the IIA brand. Through their historic efforts the IIA has established—and continues to—ensure the certified internal auditor profession is recognized.
This designation is accessible to people who have a 4-year post-secondary degree, five years of internal auditing experience coupled with two years of post-secondary educational experience, or at least seven years of internal auditing experience. The program is offered in a self-study format and the exam study guide only costs $65 and the examination itself costs only between $350 to $450. It is highly affordable for anyone educated enough to take the examination. It is increadibly affordable and is basically a steal at such a low price.
According to their website, this designation can give you credibility, a competitive advantage in your field, and is specially designed for auditors working in finnacial institutions ranging from banks to credit agencies.