Our outsourced internal audit services help banks improve their ability to effectively manage the full range of risks associated with the banking industry. Our vast offering of Internal Audit services encompass the critical banking areas of:

  • Lending Operations
  • Deposit Operations
  • Financial Reporting
  • Branch Operations
  • Trust Activities and more


Our Process

Our audit program is designed specifically for your institution and aims to add value through a pragmatic and cost-effective approach. Our experts stay extremely current to the ever changing financial, banking and regulatory landscape and use their knowledge to assess each client’s enterprise risk by first analyzing each operational function within the organization and its component scope items. Then, we recommend the precise level of risk and internal control auditing necessary to meet safety, soundness and current regulatory requirements. We also help banks minimize the impact to their bottom-line by identifying and applying appropriate risk-based resources, including opportunities to safely defer or trim audits.


Our People

Synergy Bank Consulting employs a team of highly skilled audit and risk management professionals who are subject matter experts within their fields. Our team holds a wide range of certifications, including CIA and CISA, and they are at your disposal, ready to share their knowledge and perspectives from working in all areas of the financial industry. The accessibility and diversity of our talent is a huge advantage to clients looking for an audit approach that is customized and yet highly responsive to their needs.

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client Testimonials

  • Ancin possesses remarkable analytical and strategic thinking in today \'s tough banking environment. He has tremendous knowledge of rules and regulations. Mr. Cooley has the ability to communicate with respect and serve as an exceptional liaison between examiners, executive management and the Board. I highly recommend his talents.

    Richard Willey
    CEO and President, American National Bank of DeKalb
  • We are pleased to recommend Synergy Bank Consulting, Inc. They have helped us to proactively respond to themany new regulatory challenges created by the economic downturn.

    Randall S. Svendsen
    Chairman National Bancorp, Inc
  • Our bank has had a relationship with Mr. Cooley for the past four years. He has assisted us in our Loan Review process and we have utilized his expertise in interpreting Regulatory Guidance during some very difficult times. Mr. Cooley has the ability to defend his position through his experience in the Regulatory Environment and now in the Private Sector.

    Chuck Kaiser
    Senior Lender National Bank and Trust of Sycamore


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Synergy Bank Consulting, Inc. is the risk management advisory firm financial institutions trust to manage risk and optimize performance.

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