Conducting Your "NEW 2019" Annual ACH Rules Compliance Audit - a Step-by-Step Guide

Donna K. Olheiser

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This training program will outline the recent changes to the process of the annual ACH Rules Compliance Audit and the removal of Appendix 8 from the Rules Book. It will outline what this Rules change means to your process when conducting your ACH Audit and offer tips and guidance for creating your own personalized ACH Audit. It will also help attendees to identify the details of the ACH audit for each participant, the ODFI, RDFI, TPSP and TPS with NACHA’s Operating Guidelines.

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 to the RDFI or ODFI conduct an annual ACH audit to be performed by December 31 of each year (ACH Rules, Article 1).

Due to a recent NACHA Rules amendment, the process you currently use to do your Audit is changing, are you aware of how your ACH Annual Rules Compliance Audit will be affected?

With the requirement that each participant conducts an annual ACH audit, this session will cover all the details and changes to the ACH Audit that will help ensure compliance with the NACHA Operating Rules.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define general audit requirements
  • Identify the details of the ACH audit for the ODFI (and how this pertains to their originators)
  • Outline the audit requirements for the third-party sender – including the new requirement for registration with NACHA
  • List what the third-party service provider is responsible for in regard to the annual ACH audit
  • Provide tips to help the auditor performing the annual ACH audit – to ensure compliance with the NACHA Operating Rules
  • Review best practices and requirements for additional audit requirements (as defined by NACHA)
  • Overview of questions to ask while performing the annual ACH rules compliance audit

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Outline the changes to the process of the annual ACH Rules Compliance Audit and the removal of Appendix 8 from the Rules Book
  • Define what the General Audit Requirements are (now in Article 1)
  • Discussion on the NACHA Operating Guidelines where the new “guidance” is located for conducting the annual ACH Rules Compliance Audit.
  • Discussion on flexibility when conducting the Audit for each participant, the ODFI, RDFI, TPSP and TPS with NACHA’s Operating Guidelines
  • Describe “how-to” ensure Rules Compliance after determination of what ACH activities are being audited
  • Recommended areas to check (audit) in addition during the ACH Audit

Who Will Benefit:

  • ACH Operations staff
  • Compliance Officers
  • Treasury professionals
  • Third-Party Payment Processors
  • Third-Party Senders
  • ACH Managers
  • Electronic Payments Professionals
  • ACH auditors (internal and external)
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Speaker: Donna K. Olheiser,

Donna K Olheiser, AAP, is the Vice President of Education Services and founder for Dynamic Mastership, LLC. She is an enthusiastic and energetic Certified Master Trainer with over 14 years experience, she 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, tele-seminars, in-person workshops, including regional and national conferences). Donna is also is an experienced Project Manager managing education programs for organizations processing electronic payments and developing personalized training programs for financial institutions. Donna 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, Donna 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). Donna's 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. Donna'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. If you have not attended a session with Donna, you should add at least one session to your "to-do list" in 2015, definitely worth your investment!


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