We understand banks, both community banks and regional banks. Our team has extensive experience and technical expertise in the banking industry, enabling us to tailor our approach and solutions to your distinct needs, even as they change over time. From internal audit, loan review, and trust audit services to regulatory compliance, technology audit, and other risk, management services, we’re prepared to help you address any challenge—and leverage any opportunity.
Areas of Focus
How changing regulations affect financial institutions
61 min watch
Implementing the new credit loss model
Unsure how to implement CECL? View our on-demand webinar to hear from our experts and learn which option is right for you.
CECL adoption: Not as complex as you may think
Article August 15, 2017 2 min read
An update on CECL and other accounting standards impacting you
Article May 25, 2017 3 min read
CECL part I: Introduction to the final standard
Webinar September 14, 2016 42 min watch
An introduction to the FASB financial instruments credit loss model
1 min read
Asset/liability management: Will your model pass regulatory scrutiny
Article September 11, 2017 1 min read
A comprehensive examination of SOC for Cybersecurity
Article August 30, 2017 4 min read
Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
Article August 28, 2017 8 min read
2017 community bank advisor
Banks Thought Leadership
Why community banks should embrace the “three lines of defense”Risk management isn’t a one-person job. Gear up your recruiting game, and get others in your organization to help strengthen your defensive line.
Borrowers’ balance sheets bewareFASB guidance on leases will affect every sector of the economy. But for lending institutions, it will require even greater foresight, as your borrowers’ financial statements will look different. Are you ready to modify covenants that affect your clients?
Fraud: Reporting it to the IRSIf you’ve been defrauded, there are two steps to bringing the fraudster to justice. First, tell the police. Then, the IRS.
Bad debt deductions you can bank onBad debts are an unpleasant fact of life in the banking industry. The Treasury Department has developed two different alternatives to help banks calibrate bad debt deductions.
Our clients say
Our team met with Plante Moran experts for a one-day training on CECL; the experience was eye-opening. We now see that we can adopt CECL using an Excel-based tool we can develop ourselves. We’re confident about the path ahead and took a big leap toward adoption based on the clarity provided during this training.
Dan Hollowed EVP / Cashier and Chief Financial Officer, Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company
We realize that each client is unique. Although our financial services team serves more than 225 community banks and provides risk management services to more than 150 financial institutions, our approach to each engagement is as distinct as the bank we’re serving. As trends, economic factors, and regulations change, we study the data and bring you practical, effective solutions. And although we have a colleague partnering approach, which enables us to draw from the experience of multiple experts, we provide you with one primary contact who coordinates all services and facilitates rapid responses to your inquiries and service needs.