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  • The ABC’s of Completing the Annual ACH Audit

    Product id IQW15C8653
Speaker Donna Olheiser
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Duration 90 Mins
Schedule Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
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  • Description
  • Why should you attend
  • Areas covered
  • Who will benefit
  • Speaker

Description

Every financial institution, Third-Party Service Provider and Third-Party Sender that provide any function within the ACH Network is required to complete the annual ACH Audit for Rules Compliance.
This session will outline the Audit process according to Appendix 8 in the NACHA Operating Rules and what elements of your ACH program need to be checked and verified to ensure compliance with these Rules. 
This session will cover the General Audit Requirements along with the specifics for the RDFI and ODFI processes and what types of questions to ask and things to look for when completing your annual ACH Rules Compliance Audit.

Why should you attend

The NACHA Operating Rules and Guidelines require that all participating depository financial institutions, third-party senders and third-party service providers that provide ACH services conduct an annual ACH audit to be performed by December 31 of each year (ACH Rules, Appendix Eight). By each participant performing the annual ACH audit, this helps ensure that electronic payments work safely and efficiently for all users. Attend this webinar to gain an understanding of general audit requirements, the functions of a Receiving Depository Financial Institution (RDFI) and also for an Originating Depository Financial Institution (ODFI).

 

Areas covered

Topics discussed about the Annual ACH Audit include: 
  • General Audit Requirements
  • Agreements
  • Previous Audits
  • Retention
  • Receiving Depository Financial Institution (RDFI)
  • Prenotes
  • NOCS
  • Returns, stops and WSUDS
  • Originating Depository Financial Institution (ODFI)
  • ODFI Agreements
  • Exposure Limits
  • Originator Obligations
 

Who will benefit

  • Financial Institution Professionals (New/Current Operations Staff)
  • Banking Operations Managers and Staff
  • Compliance and Risk Professionals
  • Treasury Management Professionals
  • Aspiring and Current AAPs (Accredited ACH Professionals)
  • Payroll Processors
  • Company / Business Owners (Originators)
  • Banking Managers/ Supervisors
  • Third-Party Service Providers and Third-Party Senders
  • Audit and Compliance Personnel / Risk Managers
 

Speaker

Donna K Olheiser, AAP, is the vice president of Education Services and founder of Dynamic Mastership, LLC. She is an enthusiastic and energetic Certified Master Trainer with over 14 years’ experience. She has designed and facilitated over 150 training sessions each year with her expertise being the rules for companies and financial institutions when processing electronic (specifically ACH) payments, then scheduling the events to facilitate/deliver the material through a variety of venues (webinars, teleseminars, in-person workshops, including regional and national conferences).
Ms. Olheiser is also an experienced project manager managing education programs for organizations per their requests on processing electronic payments while developing personalized training programs for financial institutions.She has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry which includes 9 years’ experience as the education service director at a Regional Payments Association (RPA), where she managed and facilitated the entire education program for nearly 800 financial institution members. Prior to that, Ms. Olheiser spent 14 years in various departments with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and also holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation (achieved in 2004).
Her extensive knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for transferring payment processing knowledge using the adult learning theory is remarkable and has helped many payment professionals perform daily operational tasks including exception processing while remaining compliant with the NACHA Operating Rules. She uses scenarios and examples to bring the learning home, easy to comprehend and apply to real-life day-to-day ACH processing. Ms. Olheiser’s ability to engage the learner through the entire training event helps the adult learner apply what they’ve learned during and after each training session.