When I was asked a few months ago to outsource and support a local company with their compliance and risk reviews, my first answer was NO WAY!
It’s been many years since I undertook risk reviews, and in a world where everything changes minute to minute, I thought that my experience would be extremely dated.
In reality, yes it was, but the fundamentals are still the same – if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
I spent the weeks prior to starting reading up on local regulatory requirements, and reviewing any documents I could get my hands on to ensure that my knowledge was up to date.
On my first day I felt like Bambi on Ice, but with the support of my fantastic new colleagues and advanced technology I actually survived the day
Three months in and I now don’t feel like an imposter! I am still learning every day, and still ask lots and lots of questions (some things never change!), but in the words of McDonalds……..I’m lovin it!
Working alongside the team we have at Intelect Group has been a great support, and I have also revisited the Internet Investigative Skills eLearning to hone my skills for Open Source checks.
I will be sad when the contract comes to an end, but definitely looking forward to working with other local companies to support them with their compliance needs.