This webinar will highlight current and potential BSA hot topics and areas of interest that are being acknowledged and recognized by regulators and examiners. It will look at these areas and the specifics of each area as it pertains to BSA.
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Although financial institutions have been managing BSA operations per the regulatory requirements, the change in focus to BSA audits has become increasingly important. Regulators look to the bank for insurance and evidence that BSA operations are being appropriately completed. Having the knowledge of the hot topics and areas of concerns that auditors and regulators look out for will aid in ensuring the institution is BSA/AML compliant.
“BSA/AML Hot Topics” will highlight the evolution of BSA audit best practices. The areas of focus outlined in this webinar are based on best industry practice, supervisory experience and cover the major components of an effective BSA program that auditors and regulators focus on.Areas Covered in the Webinar:
Consultant, ARC Risk and Compliance
William Schlameuss has over 20 years’ experience in regulatory compliance, including BSA/AML/OFAC. He has worked with a wide range of US branches of major foreign banking organizations from all continents, both as chief compliance officer and compliance consultant. He has a prior background in IT as manager and implementer of core banking and payment systems, as well as compliance-related systems.
Mr. Schlameuss has extensive experience with State and Federal Banking regulators in examination preparation, assistance and response, including assistance in the remediation of written agreements for clients.
As a project manager Mr. Schlameuss has led BSA/AML audits, BSA/OFAC Model Validations, remediation efforts of BSA audit issues, and BSA/OFAC look-backs for international banks, both self-imposed and directed by regulatory authorities. Model Validations included Prime, FCRM, Patriot Officer, Actimize, and eGIFTS.
He has conducted the Annual 3130 Supervisory Reviews for Broker-Dealers of the US branches of major FBOs. Mr. Schlameuss is also a member of the Association of International Bank Auditors and the International Bank Regulatory Compliance Committee.
Financial institutions are required to be compliant with BSA rules and regulations. Such compliance needs to be well documented and consistent to ensure financial institutions avoid BSA violations and implications. Financial institutions’ BSA Programs must have adequate policies and procedures, comprehensive risk assessments, monitoring programs, training programs, qualified employees overseeing the BSA daily operations and independent testing programs. An effective BSA Program is proactive in being aware of the hot topics and areas of interest that regulators and auditors are focusing on. Being aware of these will allow an institution to be proactive in its BSA efforts and plan accordingly to overcome any potential issues and prepare for future changes.
Registrants may cancel up to two working days prior to the course start date and will receive a letter of credit to be used towards a future course up to one year from date of issuance. TrainBanking would process/provide refund if the Live Webinar has been cancelled. The attendee could choose between the recorded version of the webinar or refund for any cancelled webinar. Refunds will not be given to participants who do not show up for the webinar. On-Demand Recordings can be requested in exchange.
Webinar may be cancelled due to lack of enrolment or unavoidable factors. Registrants will be notified 24hours in advance if a cancellation occurs. Substitutions can happen any time.
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