Internal Bank Audit Seminar

Date: December 5, 2017

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Location: Paragon Bank - 3535 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

Registration: $250 (Early Bird - 11/21) / $275 (Regular - after 11/21)

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**Please note that space is limited for this program. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. 

This event is open to non-members. If you are a non-member and wish to register for this program, please contact Brianna Reeder at

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We are partnering with Crowe Horwath on this year's Internal Bank Audit Seminar. Topics will include:

Auditing Electronic Funds Transfer

  • Overview of the Electronic Funds Transfer Function
  • Analysis of Electronic Funds Transfer Sub-Processes
  • Internal Audit Objectives and Procedures:
  • NACHA Rules Updates

 Auditing the Deposit Function

  • New Accounts
  • Dormant Accounts
  • File Maintenance
  • Overdrafts, Uncollected Funds, and Kiting Suspect Review
  • Cash Letter Adjustments
  • Item Processing
  • Employee Accounts
  • Reconcilements

Auditing the Branch Operations Function

  • Surprise Cash Counts
  • Consigned Items
  • Night Depository
  • Hold Mail
  • Safekeeping Items
  • Regulatory Disclosures
  • Security Controls
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Segregation of Duties Analysis
  • Reconciliations

Recent Trends in Financial Institution Fraud

  • Fraud Statistics
  • Fraud Characteristics and Conditions
  • Fraud Schemes

This program will be filled to the brim with important and timely information - you won't want to miss it!


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Mike Thomas is a Partner in Crowe Horwath LLP’s Financial Institution Risk Consulting practice in the Southeastern United States.  He has over 35 years of broad-based experience, specializing in the financial services industry.  Mike’s responsibilities include advising clients in areas such as risk management, fraud prevention and quality assurance assessments.  In addition, he coordinates contract services for internal audit, loan review and compliance outsourcing at financial institutions, as well as working with clients to re-engineer their internal audit, risk management and fraud prevention functions.  Prior to joining Crowe Horwath LLP, Mike was an Internal Audit Services Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and served as Vice President & Audit Group Manager for SunTrust Banks, Inc., a $200 billion bank holding company.

Mike is a frequent lecturer on internal audit, risk management, fraud prevention and banking related topics.  He is a Distinguished Faculty Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and has been an instructor for the Bank Administration Institute, the Financial Manager’s Society, the Credit Union National Association, the America Bankers Association and the Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Florida Banker’s Associations.  Mike is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (including the Georgia Society) and the Bank Administration Institute.

Mike holds a BBA degree in Accounting from Columbus State University and is a graduate of the Bank Administration Institute’s School for Bank Administration (Internal Audit Management).  He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Bank Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Risk Professional, is Certified in Financial Forensics and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance.


The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $142/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please call the hotel directly at 919.872.2323 and request the NC Bankers Association rate, or use the link below. This rate includes Lofton's breakfast and complimentary transportation to and from the North Hills Mall. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA. 

NCBA Discounted Room Rate

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations