ACH Boot Camp: A 5-Part Series

Kim Ellis, Jennifer Miller, and Eric Wester
  • On-Demand
  • Series
From $958.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after each live presentation.

ACH experts Kimberly Ellis, Jennifer A. Miller, and Eric Wester will share real-life examples to illustrate how originating and receiving institutions handle transactions. You will learn the intricacies that add complexity to ACH.

Topics Covered

  • ACH Rules Basics
  • ACH Receiving 101
  • ACH Origination 101
  • ACH Risk 101
  • ACH Products 101

Training Overview

ACH experts have more job security! Master the basics and 2023 rules in this fast-paced boot camp.

The ACH Network processed a record number of payments in 2022, skyrocketing to $19.2 trillion in Q3, a 6% increase from the previous year. As ACH use increases, financial institutions need more experts who can handle the details of electronic transfers. You can be one of those experts!

Our engaging five-part boot camp will guide you through the basics of the Nacha rules, risk, and products.

This program will enable you to:

  • Discover the roles of the ACH participants and how they interact
  • Understand the Standard Entry Class (SEC) codes and their applications
  • Master ACH transaction flows from originator to recipient
  • Advance your career

ACH Bootcamp: A 5-Part Series

Session 1: ACH Rules Basics

  • Rules of ACH
  • Consequences of failing to comply
  • Techniques to educate clients and members
  • Best practices to confirm adherence

Session 2: ACH Receiving 101

  • Responsibilities of receiving financial institutions
  • Standard Entry Class (SEC) codes used by receiving institutions
  • ACH file content and format related to receiving
  • Procedures for handling exceptions

Session 3: ACH Origination 101

  • Responsibilities of originating financial institutions
  • Standard Entry Class (SEC) codes used by originating institutions
  • ACH file content and format related to origination
  • Returns and reversals

Session 4: ACH Risk 101

  • Four main types of risk associated with ACH processing
  • Strategies to mitigate risk
  • Transaction red flags
  • Best practices for an ACH risk assessment

Session 5: ACH Products 101

  • Overview of ACH products
  • Services in highest demand by account holders
  • Interconnections of the various ACH services
  • Strategies to maximize the value of your ACH offerings

Who Should Attend?

  • ACH operations staff
  • Operations managers
  • Operations training staff
  • Backup operations staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Deposit compliance staff
  • Professionals at financial institutions who interact with third-party senders

Expert Presenters

Kim Ellis

  • Director of Education at UMACHA
  • 17 years of banking experience, focusing on deposit operations and compliance management
  • AAP
  • Works with business customers in the community bank market
  • Provides assistance and support for ACH and cash management services

Jennifer A. Miller

  • 26+ years in banking
  • 19 years in software product management, design, and consulting
  • Senior Director of Services with UMACHA, managing the compliance and education areas of the Payments Association for audits, risk assessments, education, and training
  • Responsible for establishing effective electronic payment audit services, creating and delivering training programs, and balancing regulation with managing market expectations in innovative ways
  • Experienced Cash Management Professional
  • Extensive United States Army leadership
  • Intense knowledge of Agile, Stage Gate, and Contextual Inquiry Methodology
  • Certifications: AAP, APRP, PMC

Eric Wester

  • Associate Director of Education Services at UMACHA
  • Over a decade of banking experience
  • Former Operations Payment Managing Officer at a regional bank, overseeing all aspects of ACH processing, including oversight of the origination and receipt ACH functions.
  • AAP
  • APRP

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