BSA Staffing Assessments – How Much is Enough?

A proper BSA staffing assessment and model are pivotal for the strength of your BSA/AML program and your financial institution as a whole. Hear from industry experts with over 25 years of combined experience walk through how and when to conduct staffing assessments in 2020. In this session, we cover how to determine the right size of your team, how software may affect your size, and how to effectively present your results to leadership.

Watch to learn:

  • The Cost Center myth – why it’s a myth and how to refute it
  • How to compile the necessary data
  • Pitching your case – how can I turn data into action?
  • What you’ll need to gain board/leadership support

This session is eligible for 1.25 hours CRCM and CAFP

Meet Your Presenters

Andres Tapia, CAMS, GAMS, CFE

Andres Tapia,  CAMS, GAMS, CFE, brings 15 years of financial service experience working with community banks ranging in asset size from $1 billion in assets to large regional banks of up to $125 billion in assets. Andres has managed retail and compliance teams and has gained experience in retail banking, private banking, fraud, physical security, and BSA/AML compliance. He has previously worked as a BSA/AML officer and implemented transaction monitoring software as well as core banking software programs. He is bilingual and, prior to joining Abrigo, formerly Banker’s Toolbox, managed multiple groups of compliance analysts and investigators at a financial institution along the US-Mexico border. Today, as Manager of Consulting, Andres leads the Risk Management Consultants for the anti-money laundering advisory division of Abrigo. Andres is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS), gaming anti-money laundering specialist (GAMS), a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), a member of the Institute for Certified Gaming Industry Professionals (ICGIP), and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Andres earned his MBA from Belmont University in Nashville.

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Josh Hawkins, CAMS

Joshua Hawkins brings over a decade of experience within the financial services industry to Abrigo, starting his banking career in retirement services and eventually moving to the financial intelligence unit of Santander Bank. There he was responsible for AML investigations, SAR filing, customer risk rating, high-risk customer surveillance, enhanced due diligence processes, special investigations, and OFAC compliance. Today, as the Manager of the Financial Crimes Investigations Unit, he leads a team of experienced BSA professionals assisting community financial institutions with all of their investigation needs. Joshua is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) and a member of the Central Texas chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Joshua earned his bachelor’s degree in business finance from southern New Hampshire University.


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