Education & Events

2019 BSA Graduate School

Feb 05, 2019 to Feb 06, 2019
Indiana Bankers Association
8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Suite 155E
Program Overview: 

This 2?day program is designed for BSA professionals who are competent in the core requirements of Bank Secrecy Act rules and will provide a higher level of lecture, training, and interactive discussion regarding the challenges of developing and managing an effective BSA program. Much of the discussion will revolve around real life case studies which will be an integral part of the school.

The course will include lecture and roundtable discussions regarding BSA hot topics, including the issue of marijuana related businesses and their potential short term and long term impact on your bank. A major focus of the program will be managing a BSA program. Topics will include discussions on ethics, efficiency vs.  effectiveness, dealing with examinations, escalating issues within the organization, and managing MSB relationships. In addition, the class will learn to design an effective BSA program through the study of workflow charts, which will be provided. We will discuss best practices for impacting the bottom line of a BSA program and we will discuss a policy checklist, as well as how to conduct a gap analysis to ensure your program is as refined as possible.

The course will rely heavily on a roundtable discussion. The facilitator will guide the group through a number of pre?determined discussion topics, as well as topics requested by the attendees. Each attendee is encouraged to contribute at least one topic they would like to discuss  and attendees will be solicited for topics prior to the school.

All assignments will be based on the lecture material, followed by hands on analysis completed in a group format, and/or guided general class discussion. While this program is not designed to teach the basic elements of BSA, those new to BSA may find this program beneficial in regards to the management nature of the program.


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Topics will include:
Advanced BSA Elements

  • Risk Assessments
  • Privately Owned ATMs
  • Systems to Identify and Report Suspicious Activity
  • Independent Testing
  • Culture of BSA/AML Compliance
  • Filings SARs
    • General Guidance
    • Elder Abuse

Developing a BSA Program

  • Evaluating a BSA Program
  • Formalizing a BSA Program
  • Building a BSA Policy

Managing a BSA Program

  • Overview
  • BSA/AML Responsibilities
  • Key Ingredients to BSA Management
  • Reports & Ticklers
  • The Five E’s of BSA Management
    • Effectiveness
    • Efficiency
    • Ethics
    • Examinations
    • Escalation
  • Managing Money Service Business (MSB) Relationships

Regulatory Changes

  • New Rules and their effect on BSA
  • CDD Final Rule
  • Marijuana Related Businesses (MRB)

Roundtable Discussion

  • Possible Topics to discuss
  • Enlisting Support
  • Integrating BSA into the Organizational Culture
  • Rolling Out a New Program or Procedure
  • Presenting to the Board
  • Regulatory Change Management Best Practices
  • Marijuana Businesses

Case Studies and Discussions

  • Recurring errors in CTRs
  • Recurring errors in SARs
  • Real life scenarios and case studies for discussion (when the correct answer is not always obvious)

Bill Elliott, CRCM, Senior Consultant and Manager of Compliance
With 40 years of banking experience, Bill Elliott leads the compliance department at Young & Associates, Inc. where he conducts compliance reviews, leads compliance seminars, conducts in?house training, and writes compliance articles and training materials. During his career as a banker, Bill spent 15 years as a compliance officer in a large community bank. He has also been a lender for consumer, commercial, and mortgage loans, and has managed a variety of bank departments including loan review, consumer / commercial loan processing, mortgage loan processing, loan and credit administration, collections, and commercial loan workout.


8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Program Begins
12:00 Noon Lunch (included)
1:00 p.m. Program Resumes
4:00 p.m. Program Adjourns


The BSA Graduate School will be held at the IBA Center for Professional Development, 8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Suite 155E, Indianapolis IN 46240. Registration will be at 8:30 AM on the first day. Each day’s session will run from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Accommodations: Should you need hotel accommodations, please call the IBA. A list of hotels in the area will be provided.

Meals/Refreshments: A continental breakfast will be provided each morning as well aslunch and refreshments each day.


IBA Members
$595 For each attendees for banks who are members of the CBC Program
$695 For each attendee for bganks who are members of IBA, but who are not members of the CBC Program.

$1295 for each attendee for banks who are not member of IBA

Participation in IBA programs is limited to members, associate members, and nonmembers from an eligible membership category at applicable member or non-member rates.

Additional Information: 

Who Should Attend
The BSA Graduate School is designed for individuals who have a good working knowledge of all aspects of the BSA regulations and rules. While not limited to BSA Officers, it will be beneficial for any person who has BSA-related responsibilities at the bank. This program is not designed to teach the basic elements of BSA.

Association Contact: 

If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Kilty at 317-387-9380 or via e-mail at

Cancellation Policy: 

Within three or more business days prior to the day of an educational program, no cancellation charge will be assessed. Within two days prior, 50% of the fee is assessed. Refunds are not provided for cancellations 1 day prior or absences on the day of the program.  Substitutions are welcome any time.

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