An AUSTRAC Reporting Entity is required by the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Act 2006 to adopt and maintain procedural documentation to address the obligations imposed by the Act. The AML/CTF Program must comply with the AML/CTF Rules.
Sophie Grace can provide an AML/CTF Program tailored to your specific needs to ensure that you comply with the obligations under the AML/CTF Act and Rules.
What should you include in your AML/CTF Program?
The Program must include the following:
- Procedures to identify, mitigate and manage the risks that the provision of a designated service may involve; and
- Set out the applicable KYC processes;
- Submit International Funds Transfer Reports (IFTIs), Threshold Transaction Reports (TTRs), Suspicious Matter Reports (SMRs) and other required reports to AUSTRAC within specified timeframes;
- Develop procedures to screen employees before they are employed and/or when they are promoted (employee due diligence program);
- Appoint an AML/CTF Compliance Officer;
- Train your staff and representatives on an ongoing basis in AML/CTF risk awareness;
- Store all relevant records;
- Develop a system to monitor compliance with your AML/CTF Program including regular external compliance reviews; and
- Develop and maintain an Ongoing Customer Due Diligence (OCDD) processes, which includes:
- The collection and verification of further ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) information including details of beneficiaries in specified situations;
- A transaction monitoring program;
- An enhanced customer due diligence (CDD) program; and
- Report all suspicious transactions (Suspicious Matter Reports (SMRs)), International Funds Transfer Instructions (IFTIs) and threshold transactions (Threshold Transaction Reports (TTRs)) to AUSTRAC.
Sophie Grace can provide you with an AML/CTF Program tailored to your business’ needs. Alternatively, you can purchase a template document from our online shop.
If you would like further information or assistance, please contact Sophie Grace directly.