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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the new challenges many are facing during this time, this workshop is being rescheduled. At Wipfli, the health, well-being and safety of our community – our clients, friends, and associates - is our highest priority. Please see new date below.

BSA webinar: Mastering the basics

7/8/2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM (CT)

Type: Live Webinar

Industry: Financial Institutions, Financial Services

Cost: $275

Seats Remaining: 467

Event Contact:

Name: Mary Boortz

Phone: 715.858.6677


This workshop is perfect for the BSA Officer who is new to the position or for BSA compliance staff who serve as backup to the BSA Officer. We will cover all areas needed to gain a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of this position, including properly completing CTRs and SARs, documenting comprehensive SAR investigations, understanding the importance of high-risk monitoring, managing CIP and beneficial ownership exceptions, developing an effective employee training program and much more.

Who should attend

BSA officers, backup BSA officers, compliance officers and internal auditors

$275 per person or website connection

Please note: Price is per website connection. You may have multiple people in the room from your financial institution only.


This full-day webinar is from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lunch break from noon – 1:00 p.m

The webinar will be interactive, with ample opportunity for questions and answers about your most pressing BSA concerns.

This webinar will be great as a standalone seminar or as preparation for one of our BSA Workshops at two locations or our online webinar!


Robin Guthridge, CAMS, CRCM
Senior Manager, Compliance
Robin has a strong background in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance, leadership and sales management. In addition to performing BSA, deposit and loan compliance examinations for various institutions, including casinos, she has developed, implemented and presented annual BSA workshops and customized training sessions for Wipfli’s clients and prospects and for various state banking associations. Robin uses her firsthand experience in the financial services industry to provide meaningful insight and helpful recommendations in the areas of BSA, Title 31 and deposit compliance. Her goal is to exceed client expectations with every contact.

Kristen Ferwerda, CRCM
Manager, Compliance
Kristen is a member of the financial institutions practice’s regulatory compliance team, where she works with clients to assess the effectiveness of compliance policies, procedures and practices for both large and small financial institutions. Her well-rounded knowledge and previous experience in bank operations provide clients with the necessary tools to be successful in their endeavors.

BSA Workshop Assessing and Managing Risk

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Basic Instructional
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
CPE:  6.5 credits

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify and select best practice requirements for a comprehensive risk assessment.
2. Complete CTRs and SARs for complex scenarios. 
3. Recognize how to identify, monitor and report suspicious activity via an automated surveillance system.
4. Apply and implement requirements of the beneficial ownership customer due diligence rule.


National Registry of CPE Sponsors: Wipfli LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the national Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery: Online Webinar.  For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint, cancellation, and refund policies, please contact Mary Boortz at 715.858.6677 or

Registration fees include:

  • Up to 6.5 CPE credits in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.
  • All participants will receive a copy of the Wipfli BSA Policy and gain an understanding of what a comprehensive written program should include.
  • Reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references).

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made after April 1, 2020 will be charged $100 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel, you may send a substitute from your organization. Participants who register but neither attend nor cancel are charged for their full registration fee. Call Mary Boortz at 715.858.6677 for questions about this policy.


Robin Guthridge, CAMS, CRCM
Senior Manager
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Kristen Ferwerda, CRCM
Senior Specialist
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