FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual Update

Instructor: Barbara Keller
Product ID: 703792
Training Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar will go through every section of the revised FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual to highlight changes and areas where banks should review their internal policies, processes and procedures for compliance. Understanding these changes will keep you prepared and updated for your next BSA/AML examination.

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist ® (ACAMS) has certified our On-line Course on "FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual Update" for a total of One (1) CAMS Credit. Attendees of Live Webinar are eligible for 1 CAMS Credit up on full completion of the course.

Why Should You Attend:

The revised FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual provides current guidance on risk-based policies, procedures, and processes for banking organizations to comply with and safeguard operations from money laundering and terrorist financing. The 2014 version further clarifies supervisory expectations and regulatory changes since the last update of the manual in 2010. The revisions incorporate feedback from the banking industry and examination staff.

This webinar will provide attendees an understanding of the significant revisions to the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual to help them incorporate the necessary updates in their AML program and internal AML training.

The course will train attendees in understanding:

  • Updates to requirements for suspicious activity and currency transaction reporting
  • Foreign correspondent account recordkeeping, due diligence and monitoring
  • Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) reporting, International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments (CMIR) reporting, bulk shipments of currency
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions
  • Third-party payment processors
  • Embassy, foreign consulate, and foreign mission accounts
  • Nonbank financial institutions and transactions

It will also cover the new prepaid access requirements and the BSA E-filing system.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Suspicious Activity and Currency Transaction Reporting
  • Foreign Correspondent Accounts and Recordkeeping
  • Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
  • International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments Reporting (CMIR)
  • Bulk Shipments of Currency
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transactions and Third-Party Service Providers
  • Prepaid Access
  • Third-Party Payment Processors
  • Embassy, Foreign Consulate, and Foreign Mission Accounts
  • Non-Bank Financial Institutions
  • BSA E-Filing System

Who Will Benefit:

  • BSA/AML Officers
  • Internal and Independent Auditors
  • Staff with Roles and Responsibilities in BSA/AML Management and Oversight
  • Bank and Credit Union Regulators/Examiners
  • Risk and Compliance Management
  • Consultants in the AML/BSA Industry
  • Compliance Analysts and Advisors
  • Company Management

Instructor Profile:

Barbara I. Keller, CAMS, CFCS, is an independent anti-money laundering/financial crime consultant with more than 13 years of experience in the anti-money laundering/counter the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) field. Currently, she provides consulting services on financial institution compliance with regulatory requirements. Her work also includes conducting research and writing articles and conducting training on AML/CFT regulatory issues.

Ms. Keller retired from federal service in August 2013. She spent the last four years of her federal career as the deputy associate director for compliance and enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she oversaw the activities of the compliance and enforcement offices. In this role, she worked to better ensure industry compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) through supporting, overseeing, and working in partnership with the federal and state agencies and organizations directly examining financial institutions for BSA compliance, and through enforcement, sought to sanction egregious violations of the BSA, obtain corrective action, and deter future non-compliance. Ms. Keller also worked with law enforcement and the financial industry to improve BSA compliance among financial institutions.

Prior to joining FinCEN, Ms. Keller spent 26 years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’s watchdog agency, in increasingly responsible positions. For the last 10 years of her GAO career, Ms. Keller was an assistant director with the Financial Markets and Community Investment team where she managed assignments on financial market topics mostly dealing with BSA/AML and various international issues.

Ms. Keller is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Financial Crimes Specialist. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Languages from Georgetown University and holds an M.A in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.

Topic Background:

In December 2014, the agencies that comprise the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released an update of the FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.


Members of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists have the opportunity to earn a total of 1 CAMS credit. For more information please visit or contact

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