Maureen Kiedaisch is a Senior Managing Director in the Financial Services practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. She is based in New York. Ms. Kiedaisch has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry and focuses her practice in the financial services industry, providing clients with Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering/Office of Foreign Assets Control and other regulatory compliance and operations-related services.
Ms. Kiedaisch has worked on matters related to supporting banks develop a policy and procedure framework and governance structure. She has worked on several BSA/AML monitorships and independent reviews. She has extensive experience developing and evaluating policies, procedures, processes, and controls to ensure compliance with regulations and best practices as well as create efficiencies. Ms. Kiedaisch conducted testing of KYC files, risk assessments, OFAC screening processes, post pattern screening and surveillance & investigations of potential suspicious activity. In addition, Ms. Kiedaisch has developed training materials.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Kiedaisch held various roles at banks that focused on operations, compliance, administration, management, and employee development. Most recently, Ms. Kiedaisch was at First National Bank of New York, where she was a member of the senior management team providing support and counsel to executives in matters pertaining to organizational strategy, project management and human capital.
Ms. Kiedaisch established, reviewed, and implemented various policies, procedures, internal controls, and work programs as well as designed and documented process work flows. She developed and administered training materials and related initiatives pertaining to operations, compliance, marketing and other corporate needs. Ms. Kiedaisch reviewed audit/exam findings and designed programs to ensure necessary corrective actions were implemented. Ms. Kiedaisch has participated in all aspects of branch operations, including establishment of new branches/site locations, competitive analysis, marketing, hiring and training of staff, and coordination of processes. Ms. Kiedaisch has also conducted transactional and employee investigations pertaining to fraudulent or suspicious activity.
Ms. Kiedaisch has extensive experience developing compliance and BSA/AML policies and procedures, performing risk assessments and evaluating and implementing internal controls. She has reviewed and modified procedures for filing of SARs, trained staff on BSA/AML regulations, provided compliance advice and guidance and reviewed advertisements and new product development to ensure compliance with regulations.
Ms. Kiedaisch served in various roles implementing integration activities for bank mergers. Some of those activities included coordinating systems data validation to ensure accuracy for the unification of the databases, conducting reviews to implement policies, procedures and products, training staff and maintaining status reports and timelines in the role of project manager. As an inaugural member of a de novo bank, Ms. Kiedaisch created a Human Resource Department from scratch. In this role, she defined, directed and implemented all human resource initiatives, including establishing policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with regulations. Ms. Kiedaisch evaluated and implemented employee benefit plans. She also managed the payroll function, benefits administration, employee recruitment, onboarding, and performance appraisal management.
Ms. Kiedaisch holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Banking & Finance from Hofstra University. She is a member of the Women in Leadership Committee at Hofstra.