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Effectively Identifying and Communicating BSA/AML Staffing Needs

Adequate BSA/AML staffing has been a widely discussed topic of conversation around the world in recent months. Unfortunately, for many financial institutions, this dialogue is nothing new – but what if you had the tools to express your staffing needs in the most impactful way? 

The urgency to adapt and expand BSA/AML teams with experienced staff persists as work demands increase, regulations expand, and new challenges present. One underlying problem that continues to be seen: How can you effectively communicate AML staffing needs to decision makers in such a way that it will result in meaningful change and impact? The old adage of fail to succeed does not translate well to highly regulated sectors, such as BSA/AML functions, as failures in these areas can result in a much greater fiscal impact than would staffing (fines and penalties vs. adding more staff). 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Planning for needs in the now and the future – anticipating growth, impacts of changing regulations (AML Act of 2020, for example) 
  • Understanding how to analyze current work volumes thoroughly and accurately  
  • Availability of tools and resources to support analysis and impacts 
  • Presenting defined data that is relevant and helpful to leadership 

This live session is eligible for 1 credit CFCS and 1.25 credits CAFP & CRCM.

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Meet Your Presenters

Mallory Harrington, CAMS, CFCS

Senior Financial Crimes Investigator
Mallory Harrington brings over 11 years of retail banking experience to Abrigo having worked with small and mid-sized institutions in a variety of roles, including retail banking, accounting, deposit and loan operations, and BSA/AML compliance.  Mallory currently serves as Senior Financial Crimes Investigator working with Abrigo’s Financial Crime advisory department

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Brandon Logue, CAMS

Financial Crimes Investigator
Brandon Logue is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with over 11 years of law enforcement and investigations experience, including over 4 years of BSA/AML experience. Brandon has a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology from Lake Erie College. Before joining Abrigo

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