Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference


Sep. 27 - Sep 30

This four-day virtual conference focuses on key issues and trends related to auditing, BSA/AML, regulatory compliance, security and fraud, and offers the very latest information, tools, best practices, and training to assure that you are up-to-date and compliant. Attend one day or all four!

Through a digital platform we look forward to offering engaging presentations, insightful Q+A, opportunities for continuing education, plus fun ways for you to interact and connect with fellow attendees and speakers. Each day of the conference offers an in depth look at current issues affecting community banks.

IMPORTANT: When registering, select under "Event Fees" the number of days you will attend. Under "Sessions" check the specific day(s) you will attend.

All times stated are Central Time.

Monday, Sept. 27

Day One—Auditing Issues 

An effective audit program is critical to a bank’s success. Today’s audit infrastructure is established through active identification of risk, comprehensive audit/monitoring operations, essential reporting, and appropriate resolution. Topics to be covered include:

  • Audit and the Three Lines of Defense in Your Bank
  • The Latest in Vendor Management
  • FDICIA Best Practices
  • Internal Audit(s)
    • Independent Credit Review
    • Lending with an Emphasis on the Audit of the Mortgage Department
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Model Validation
    • Information Security (Internal/External Vulnerability, GCR) and Ransomware Attacks
  • Risk Assessment and Annual Audit Schedule – Do they correlate?
  • Overall Update on Fraud in the Banking World
  • Board/Audit Committee Oversight
Tuesday, Sept. 28

Day Two—Lending & Deposit Compliance Issues 

Numerous factors dictate the nature and complexity of a bank’s lending compliance efforts. To ensure a strong lending compliance posture, community banks must stay ahead of the industry’s current issues. Topics to be covered include:

  • Review of the agency’s actions over the last year
  • Common findings and violations during recent audits
  • Update directly from the Gateway
  • PPP Loans in relation to CRA and Fraud
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Fair Lending – Here and NOW
  • “Odds & Ends” – addressing and highlighting your questions and concerns
Tuesday, Sept. 29

Day Three—BSA/AML Issues 

Product innovations, payments evolution, and institution growth are impacting both deposit compliance practices and BSA/AML efforts. The highly competitive environment is putting pressure on banks and leaving little room for error in both areas. Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of recent BSA enforcement actions
  • Overview of BSA finding and observations
  • Update on COVID-19 fraud
  • Recent CTR guidance
  • Best practices for CDD and EDD
  • Best practices for suspicious activity monitoring
Thursday, Sept. 30

Day Four—Fraud & Physical Security Issues 

Social engineering techniques, reviewing how criminals obtain information on your customers, physical security, card fraud and more. Topics to be covered include:

  • New and emerging events that will likely affect the security function.
  • Financial crime involves three big words: Profile, Prevention, and Prosecution
  • Elder fraud
  • Dealing with angry accountholders
  • Check fraud
  • Facing the media after crisis
  • What keeps you up at night – daily problems banks face

ICBA Member:

  • $1,395
  • 3 Day: $995
  • 2 Day: $695
  • 1 Day: $395


  • $1,895
  • 3 Day: $1,295
  • 2 Day: $895
  • 1 Day: $495


  • $2,245
  • 3 Day: $1,495
  • 2 Day: $995
  • 1 Day: $595

NOTE: Registration fee is valid for one connection, only for the individual registered. Full payment is required prior to attendance. For more information, call 800-422-7285.

8 per day.

Thomas Danielson


CliftonLarsonAllen Minneapolis

Teri Hodgett

Sunrise Banks

Kristen Ritter

First Vice President Engagement Leader

TIB Bequeaith Banking Solutions

Clint Jay

Senior Risk Services Specialist

TIB Bequeaith Banking Solutions

Barry Thompson

Thompson Consulting Group LLC

Managing Partner

Neil Falken

Principal, CLA

Josh Juergensen

Principal, CLA

Who Should Attend: Community bank internal auditors, external auditors, compliance officers, bank security officers, BSA officers, IT officers, risk managers, legal counsel, and operations managers.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of auditing, BSA/AML, regulatory compliance, security and fraud.
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate 
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

If registration is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event start date, you will receive a full refund. If cancellation is within 30 days prior to the event start date, 20 percent of the registration fee paid will be deducted for costs. A substitute registration will be accepted. No refunds will be issued after the event start date.

Attendance at all ICBA programs will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If the program is cancelled, ICBA’s liability is limited to the registration fee. For additional questions contact ICBA at 800-422-7285.

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