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Drive With Fiscal Responsibility

The Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®) is a valued specialty certification for audit professionals working in banking, lending, and investing service organizations, including insurance companies, security and commodity services, credit agencies, and financial services regulatory agencies.

Earning the CFSA sets you apart from your peers and demonstrates:

  • Commitment to advancing in this competitive niche.
  • Breadth of financial services audit knowledge.
  • Understanding of financial services audit processes.
  • Knowledge of FSA-related topics, such as risk, fraud, and security.
  • Grasp of unique needs of financial services industry audits.
  • Ability to increase earning potential by up to 51 percent.*


As the demand for top talent and acumen in the financial services industry rises, there is no better way to establish your credibility than with the CFSA designation.

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2019 CIA Exam Updates ComingTo ensure the exam’s content remains current and valid, the CIA underwent a job analysis study. Results of the study confirmed the need to revise the exam syllabi to reflect the evolution of the internal audit profession worldwide. The updated exam will be released in January 2019.

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*According to The IIA’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study, the average salary of internal auditors who hold one or more certifications is 51 percent higher than that of peers with no certifications (based on U.S. responses).