Preparing for a BSA/OFAC Regulatory Examination

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Instructor: Thomas Nollner
Product ID: 706606
Training Level: Intermediate

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  • Duration: 60 Min
This webinar will target the entire examination process and address all areas of a financial institution’s operations from the most basic/fundamental processes to the most advance processes that the institution conducts. As such, this webinar will discuss issues involving employees with a fundamental understanding of the institution’s operations to senior managers and directors of the institution who have advanced knowledge of operations.
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Why Should You Attend:

The BSA examination process is intended to assess the effectiveness of a financial institution’s BSA compliance program and the institution’s compliance with the regulatory requirements related to the BSA. A regulatory examination should cover a review of the risk management process, an analysis of the institution’s independent testing system, a detailed and thorough of the BSA compliance program, transaction testing where appropriate, a specific review of the suspicious activity identification, monitoring, and reporting systems, and a review of IT systems used in the BSA process. This webinar will discuss ways you can prepare for the regulatory examination by reviewing your previous examination or audit reports, available work-papers related to the examinations, and management’s responses to identified BSA issues. You will also want to review any correspondence between your institution and its regulators, law enforcement agencies related to BSA compliance, FinCEN, and the IRS. You should also review prior to the examination, all of your IT systems and processes, all of the reports you are required to provide to regulators, your processes for complying with Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), and especially ensure that your Suspicious Activity Reporting processes and Currency Transaction Reporting processes fully comply with all laws and requirements.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Preparing for the Examination to include:
  • Assigning a point of contact
  • Gathering needed information
  • Assigning appropriate staff
  • Reviewing previous examinations
  • Reviewing previous audits
  • Gathering all written policies, procedures, and practices
  • Ensuring Senior Management support

Who Will Benefit:

  • Directors of the Institution
  • Managers of the Institution
  • Risk Managers
  • BSA Officers
  • Audit Staff
  • Compliance Officers
  • BSA Staff

Instructor Profile:
Thomas Nollner

Thomas Nollner
Banking AML and CFT Consultant, Various International Consultant Firms

Thomas E Nollner has more than 38 years of experience in financial institution supervision and consulting. Mr. Nollner spent 30 years as a National Bank Examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency where he was a safety and soundness examiner and a compliance examiner. As a safety and soundness examiner he examined national banks for capital adequacy, asset quality, management issues, earnings concerns, and liquidity funding. As a compliance examiner, he examined national banks for compliance with consumer laws and regulations such as the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Flood Disaster Protection Act, the Community Reinvestment Act, and AML/CFT laws and regulations. His specialty was as an AML/CFT examiner, where he analyzed a bank’s AML/CFT program to ensure that it complied with applicable banking laws, rules, and regulations; he reviewed the bank’s suspicious transactions identification, monitoring, and reporting process; he traced proceeds and transactions through several layers of activity; and, he reviewed a bank’s processes and procedures to determine root causes of AML/CFT program weaknesses.

Mr. Nollner currently works as a consultant for the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), a branch of the U S Treasury that assists developing countries with banking issues. Mr. Nollner is assigned to the Economic Crimes Team that focused on training, assisting, and mentoring the staffs of the financial regulatory departments and financial intelligence units of various countries regarding AML/CFT compliance. In this capacity, Thomas worked in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Viet Nam, Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname, and Argentina developing AML/CFT examination procedures, providing AML/CFT training and mentoring, and updating local AML/CFT laws and regulations.

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