Robert Goecks is a consultant to financial institutions and law firms and is a subject-matter expert in financial crime prevention, anti-money laundering (AML) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance. Goecks’ professional experience includes a career as a special agent with IRS Criminal Investigations; a special investigator of sales practice violations for the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA); executive director for BSA compliance with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce World Markets; designated AML officer for U.S. Trust (private banking/wealth management); and BSA/AML practice leader for Eisner, an advisory and accounting firm (now EisnerAmper, LLP).
Goecks became CAMS certified in March 2003, has served on the New York Chapter’s executive board and is a founding co-chair of the Colorado Chapter.
In addition, he served on the New York State Society of CPAs’ board of directors and founded the Society’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Committee—now in its 12th year. He also served on the John Jay College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees where he chaired the Audit Committee.
Goecks is currently a member of the Colorado Bar CLE faculty and he is a certified public accountant licensed in New York and Colorado.