Although financial institutions have been managing BSA operations as per the regulatory requirements, the change in focus to appropriate BSA/AML/OFAC risk assessment has become increasingly important. Regulators look to the organization for insurance and evidence that BSA operations are appropriately performing risk assessments. Appropriate risk assessments are essential in an organization’s strategic planning and development, as well as ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
This Bank Secrecy Act risk assessment seminar will highlight BSA best practices that are being acknowledged and recognized by regulators and examiners and will discuss each risk assessment area. Attendees will learn how to conduct a comprehensive review of their current organization’s BSA/AML/OFAC risk assessment.
Key goals of this BSA risk assessment course are:
- To review and evaluate policies and procedures for risk assessments
- To help identify your organization’s risks
- To determine your organization’s risk threshold based on the organization’s strategic plans and business models
- To discuss how to conduct a comprehensive review of your organization’s BSA/AML/OFAC risk assessment, including
- Determining completeness of the risk assessments
- Determining the thoroughness of risk assessments
- Determining if current risk assessment matrixes are appropriate for your organization
- To discuss how to establish risk assessments for your organization, specifically:
- BSA risk assessments
- AML risk assessments
- OFAC risk assessments
- To illustrate how to perform the risk assessments
- To highlight the need for periodically reviewing risk assessments to determine if they are still relevant, appropriate, and adequate
- To discuss implementing a BSA/AML/OFAC risk assessment program at your organization
Who Will Benefit:
- BSA / AML Officers
- Internal Auditors
- Staff with Roles and Responsibilities in BSA/AML Management and Oversight
- Money Service Business BSA/AML Officers
- Corporate Auditors
- Risk Managers
- Legal Department Personnel
- Compliance Officers
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 risk assessment policies and procedures along with monitoring programs, training programs, and qualified employees overseeing the BSA daily operations and independent testing. An effective BSA risk assessment program will ensure that all areas are being evaluated for risk appropriately and being monitored on a routine basis. However, to accomplish this, your financial institution must not only have the appropriate risk assessment procedures in place, but also be performing them correctly.
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Field of Study:
- Specialized Knowledge and Applications 720 Min
Program Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: Basic and Intermediate
Advance Preparation/Program Prerequisites: None