Event Calendar

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Advanced SAR Training: Reporting Beyond the Basics Webinar

Start Date: 1/16/2024 9:00 AM MST
End Date: 1/16/2024 10:30 AM MST

Event Website: https://financialedinc.com/advanced-sar-training-reporting-beyond-the-basics

Organization Name: Independent Community Bankers of Colorado

Maelynn Lewis
Email: mlewis@icbcolo.org
Phone: (720) 607-7937

SAR filings remain high for suspicious activity related to convertible virtual currency (CVC) fraud, elder financial exploitation, identity theft, marijuana-related businesses, and cyber incidents. Your institution is required to file these SARs in a complete, thorough, and timely manner. But in a form with 95 fields and an open narrative, filing an accurate SAR can seem overwhelming… until you attend this webinar. This session will deep dive into how to properly complete a SAR for frequently reported suspicious activities and fraud. It will address what needs to be included, field-by-field, and how to make the SAR an effective vehicle for delivering information to law enforcement. It will review how to write an effective SAR narrative by looking at both good and not-so-good examples. You’ll learn procedures and best practices for determining when to file, what to do after filing, and what to do if you decide not to file. This jam-packed session will ensure your institution is ready and raring to go for filing the next SAR!
  • Identify red flags for emerging fraud areas and determine when filing a SAR is necessary
  • Write an effective SAR narrative containing all required components detailed in recent advisories and guidance
  • Understand how recent FinCEN advisories impact the SAR filing procedures
  • Correct errors on previously filed reports
  • Use provided tools to review SARs for accuracy before filing with FinCEN
  • Reference chart for recent FinCEN SAR-filing guidance
  • Sample SAR completion procedures
  • Suspicious activity report FAQs
  • SAR review checklist
  • Sample suspicious incident report
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
  • Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits
This informative session is designed for BSA officers, compliance officers, internal auditors, and anyone responsible for managing your BSA/AML program. 
SAR Decision-Making, Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Accurately Completing the CTR Line-By-Line, Tuesday, June 18, 2024
NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other institutions or those not employed by your institution is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.
Dawn Kincaid, Brode Consulting Services, Inc.
Dawn Kincaid began her banking career while attending The Ohio State University. She has over 20 years’ experience in client service, operations, information technology, administrative and board relations, marketing, and compliance. Most recently Dawn served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for a central-Ohio-based community bank, where she created and refined policies and procedures, conducted self-audits and risk assessments, and organized implementation of new products and services. Dawn has served in the roles of Compliance, BSA/AML, CRA, Privacy, and Security Officer. She has led training initiatives, prepared due diligence information, completed a variety of regulatory applications, coordinated internal and external audits and exams, and presented for numerous state associations.
1. Live Webinar Includes
  • Unlimited connections within your institution to the Live Webinar
  • Handout and Take-Away Toolkit
  • Available on desktop, mobile & tablet
  • Presenter’s contact info for follow-up
 2. On-Demand Webinar Includes
  • Recording of the Live Webinar
  • Available two business days following Live date
  • Handout and Take-Away Toolkit
  • Available on desktop, mobile & tablet
  • Free Digital Download, yours to keep
  • Share link with anyone at your institution
  • Presenter’s contact info for follow-up
3. Purchase the BOTH Option to receive all the benefits listed above! Full registration descriptions can be found here.