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The pressure on today’s banks is relentless. Rapidly changing regulations. Complex reporting requirements. Cybersecurity risks. As the decision-maker, it’s challenging to be responsible for such high stakes.

Our team has extensive experience and technical expertise in the banking industry, with both community and regional banks. We 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 every opportunity.

Our 200 professionals also participate in myriad national and state associations for bankers, including the American Bankers Association, the Independent Community Bankers of America, and the Financial Managers Society. We regularly attend and present at all major conferences, such as the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) National Convention, the AICPA National Banking Conference, the AICPA SEC Conference, and the ABA national conferences.


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2019 Community Bank Advisor

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CECL: Clarity and simplicity are on the horizon for community institutions
The road to adopting the CECL standard continues to narrow as the industry moves closer to adoption, bringing with it simplicity and practicality for community institutions. But political noise provides distraction.
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FDICIA implementation: Is your institution properly prepared?
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Tax law changes for banks: Reminders and updates on the TCJA
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CECL: Applying current condition and forecast adjustments
The current expected credit losses (CECL) standard leaves institutions with questions regarding which methodology they should select. View our on-demand webinar to learn more about the qualitative factors.
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2019 Community Bank Advisor
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  • The FMS Forum
    We’re pleased to be presenting on CECL in Excel and sponsoring the 2019 FMS Forum in Boston, Mass.
    Event June 23 - 25, 2019 Upcoming
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  • Illinois Bankers Association Annual Conference
    We’re excited to be sponsoring the Illinois Bankers Association’s (IBA) Annual Conference this year in Austin, Texas.
    Event June 23 - 25, 2019 Upcoming
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  • CECL: Applying current condition and forecast adjustments
    The current expected credit losses (CECL) standard leaves institutions with questions regarding which methodology they should select. View our on-demand webinar to learn more about the qualitative factors.
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  • CECL transition: Establishing effective processes/controls
    Join Plante Moran and the Darling Consulting Group for a multi-day online event hosted by FMS, and learn best practices for managing the CECL transition, including establishing effective processes and controls.
    Ryan Abdoo
    Webinar May 8 - 9, 2019 1 min read
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  • CECL: Full application of the WARM method
    With the FASB’s release of a Q&A document in January 2019, the weighted average remaining maturity (WARM) method has been confirmed as an option. Join our webinar on April 17 to learn how this can affect your organization.
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    Webinar April 17, 2019 60 minute watch
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  • GLBA Safeguards Rule: Proposed updates could affect your information security program
    Wondering how the proposed updates to the GLBA Safeguards Rule could affect your financial institution? Find out how you can be prepared.
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Collaborating for your success

We have more than 50 years’ experience serving clients just like you. We apply this deep industry knowledge to every engagement, providing customized solutions to your unique situation — and with one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry, the same team members will collaborate with you for every step of your engagement.

In an industry rife with complexity and change, it’s reassuring to partner with people you can depend on to see your project all the way through. Like our financial services practice leader Brian Pollice often tells clients, “Our staff know this industry and they act as key business advisors for our clients, helping them grow and thrive in a tough regulatory environment.”

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