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Two-Day BSA Workshop Assessing and Managing Risk in Atlanta, GA

6/2/2020 08:30 AM - 6/3/2020 04:00 PM (ET)

Type: In Person Event

Industry: Financial Services, Financial Institutions

Cost: $549

CPE Credits: 13

Seats Remaining: 40

Event Contact:

Name: Mary Boortz

Phone: 715.858.6677


Event Location:

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center

246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30346

The health, well-being and safety of all registrants is our top priority. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are closely monitoring each event and will be updating registrants accordingly.

As of October 1, 2019, PKM joined Wipfli. We are excited to be able to offer this workshop to share our industry knowledge.

All participants attending the workshop will receive Wipfli's comprehensive BSA/AML Policy template, which provides sample language for all BSA-related topics, including cannabis (hemp and marijuana), virtual currency and other high-risk products and services. In addition, documentation procedures for your BSA/AML risk assessment will be provided. 

BSA – Hot Topics

Day one of this workshop is designed to provide a higher-level overview of how to address the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities of BSA professionals. We will provide guidance on how to be more effective in your role and meet examiner expectations for key areas of the BSA. Topics include: 

  • Frequently asked CTR and SAR completion questions.
  • SAR or no SAR! — when to investigate and when to file.
  • Tips for documenting comprehensive SAR investigations.
  • Obtaining of useful customer due diligence at the time of account opening and thereafter.
  • Understanding of the importance of high-risk and moderate-risk customer monitoring.
  • Implementation of an effective training program for employees and the Board.
  • Examiner hot topics.

BSA – Advanced Topics and Emerging Trends

This workshop is designed to be a higher-level overview of the day-to-day responsibilities of the BSA officer and is dedicated to emerging hot topics and trends that face the banking industry. By attending this session, all attendees will be able to build on their continued education to meet the needs of the present-day BSA officer. We will cover the areas needed to provide you a good understanding of your roles and responsibilities and what examiner expectations are of this position, including:

  • Beneficial ownership frequently asked questions and common examination findings.
  • Management of CIP exceptions.
  • New foreign customer W-8BEN requirements.
  • Your institution’s role in combating human trafficking.
  • Customer due diligence requirements for banking hemp growers and CBD oil sellers.
  • Understanding of the implications of banking Tier II marijuana-related businesses (MRBs), such as employees, vendors and Tier III MRBs.
  • Management of risks of virtual currency customers.
  • Tips for internally validating your automated surveillance monitoring systems.
  • Overview of regulatory enforcement actions and what they could mean for your institution.

June 2-3, 2020 
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center | Atlanta, GA
Day one: BSA – Hot Topics 
Day two: BSA – Advanced Topics and Emerging Trends

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Mary Boortz at


Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30346

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Who should attend

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


$549 per person 


Day one : BSA – Hot Topics 

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast 
9:00 a.m. – Noon
BSA – Hot Topics
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided 
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
BSA – Hot Topics continued

Day two: BSA – Advanced Topics and Emerging Trends

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast 
9:00 a.m. – Noon
BSA – Advanced Topics and Emerging Trends
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided 
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
BSA – Advanced Topics and Emerging Trends continued

BSA Two-Day Workshop - Assessing and Managing Risk

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Beginner through Advanced Instructional
Prerequisite: Basic BSA Knowledge 
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
CPE:  13 credits (must attend both days for full credit)

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.

5. Build an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of BSA compliance staff.


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: Group-Live.  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 13 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 May 1, 2020, will be charged $200 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.


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Event Location:

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center

246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30346