ACH Risk Assessments for RDFIs & ODFIs

ACH Risk Assessments for RDFIs & ODFIs 

Monday, March 20, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern

It’s likely that ACH transactions account for the lion’s share of your institution’s daily business.  With such ubiquity comes numerous opportunities for a variety of risks to creep in.  When was the last time you did an ACH risk assessment?  Do you know the specifics?  Attend this webinar to learn the details.


  • Distinguish the different risks your financial institution may encounter as an RDFI and ODFI
  • Explain the role of controls in mitigating risk exposure in your ACH operations
  • Understand the methodologies and importance behind assigning risk ratings
  • Explain the difference between inherent and residual risks
  • Differentiate the different controls that may be implemented to mitigate inherent risk


ACH transaction volume continues to climb each year as more and more consumers and organizations realize the benefits of electronic funds transfers.  With the increase in ACH transactions, it is more important now than ever that your financial institution has a clear understanding of the risks involved with receiving incoming ACH transactions, as well as the risk involved in maintaining a sound, safe, and profitable origination program.  This program will explore various types of risk, including operational risk, credit risk, compliance risk, and many more.  Don’t miss this discussion on Nacha’s A New Risk Management Framework for the Era of Credit-Push Fraud and recommended considerations and controls RDFIs can implement to help fight fraud.


This webinar will benefit operations staff, including operations managers, risk managers, compliance staff, and treasury management support and operations staff.


  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
  • Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits


Eric Wester, AAP, APRP, UMACHA 

Eric Wester is the Associate Director of Education Services at UMACHA. He is responsible for providing ACH education through virtual learning opportunities, in-person workshops, conferences, and symposiums.  With over a decade of banking experience, Eric most recently served as Operations Payment Managing Officer at a regional bank and oversaw all aspects of ACH processing. Prior to that, he served as the Associate Director of Compliance Services at UMACHA, where he was responsible for conducting ACH audits and risk assessments. 

Eric is passionate about payments, and he has served as a member of the Fraud Information Sharing Work Group and Fraud Prevention Best Practices and Solutions sub-group with the U.S. Faster Payments Council.  He obtained his AAP accreditation in 2017 and his APRP in 2020.

Attendance verification for CE credits provided upon request.

Webinar Sponsored by Financial Education & Development

If you are having issues with registering online, please contact CBAO's Education, Training & Special Events Coordinator, Malia Widder, (614) 610-1877.

Registration Options (Member/Non-Member Pricing)
Live Webinar ($265/$400) – The live webinar option allows you to have unlimited connections within your institution to virtually attend the Live Webinar. The session includes question and answer sessions, handout and take-away toolkit, and the presenters contact information for follow-up, will all be emailed to you the morning of the live webinar.

On-Demand Webinar + Free Digital Download ($295/$450
– Can’t attend the live webinar? This option provides a recording of the live event, including audio, visuals, and handouts. We even provide the presenter’s email address for follow-up questions. You will receive an email with the recorded webinar link, which can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 2 business days after the live webinar. You will also receive instruction on how to download a free digital copy of the webinar to your PC, which you may keep and use indefinitely.

Both Live Webinar & On-Demand Webinar + Free Digital Download ($395/$600
– Includes Live Webinar and Recorded Webinar options above.

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