Our comprehensive Compliance Services are designed to strengthen and maximize the efficiency of your Compliance Program. You may select from a menu of services including, but not limited to, compliance review services, consulting, risk management and customized policies and procedures. Select one service or combine a variety of services. Each engagement is specifically tailored to your individual needs and preferences.
Assessing the level and direction of risk within your institution is critical to your ongoing operational, strategic and regulatory compliance responsibilities. Your risk assessment process must be robust enough to identify current, as well as emerging risks, to ensure the implementation of effective and appropriate controls to mitigate identified risks. We can help you through the full life cycle of risk management, from the initial risk assessment process to the development of a formally documented risk management program, including policies and procedures, to testing the effectiveness of mitigating controls and implementing appropriate enhancements or corrective measures. We will help you through each step of this process to ensure all relevant areas of the bank are appropriately integrated into your business strategy, decision-making framework and daily operations.
Creating written compliance policies and procedures can be daunting, and buying them “off the shelf” is often just as cumbersome because you still have to wade through the boilerplate language and customize the document to fit your unique business model. We take the pain out of that process by customizing policies and procedures for you based on dialogue with Management and business line managers to understand your products and services, internal controls and workflows specific to your shop. Our policies and procedures are compliant with applicable regulations and designed to streamline workflows and provide practical, effective controls that are not an impediment to business. We then provide turnkey documents that you can take to your Board for approval and implement with ease. We can also assist with the implementation process by providing in-bank training to explain the regulatory and policy guidelines and material changes to any processes or workflows.
At Sterling Compliance, we believe in early, ongoing and effective educational opportunities. In addition to our educational events, we offer you several options to obtain cost-effective, interactive training that is tailored to your specific institution.
With one regulatory wave after another, it starts to feel like we’re drifting farther and farther away from solid ground. That’s where we come in. Our Navigator newsletter will help you steady your rudder and guide you safely through the turbulent waters of regulation and compliance exams. We’ve designed the Navigator to be your go-to resource for compliance news, critical and upcoming deadlines and items of regulatory focus.
The Navigator regularly features:
Relevant articles addressing current compliance issues. These articles are designed to inform you and provide perspective of the impact of regulatory guidance and upcoming legislation for your institution. We include practical implementation tips and useful resources to guide you through the processes of understanding compliance issues, implementing proper controls to mitigate risk associated with those issues and approaching your compliance examinations with confidence.
Critical dates. We will keep you informed of critical dates relating to the implementation of regulatory guidance and the status of proposed legislation.
Upcoming Events. Learn where we will be and how you can join us! Whether we are holding Compliance Roundtables, Continuing Education Courses, Forum Events, or Webinars, our Upcoming Events section of the Navigator will provide you information about each event and how to register.
We offer a monthly consulting service that gives you unlimited access to our compliance experts for any compliance-related questions. This service is part of all compliance engagement packages, but may be selected a la carte for your institution. Our Beacon allows you to call or email us any time – an important compliance lifeline!