There are dire consequences for organizations that do business with bad actors. Paying a supplier, person or party that is on the sanctions list of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S.Treasury Department could result in millions of dollars in monetary fines.
Office of Foreign Assets Control - Sanctions Programs and Information | U.S.Department of the Treasury
From drug dealers and diamond smugglers to rogue regimes and terrorist organizations, the federal government maintains lists of organizations, individuals, and countries that you can’t do business with.
What are the Penalties for Breaking OFAC Sanctions? | Dow Jones Professional
Manually checking suppliers against the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and BlockedPersons (SDN) list – or worse, not checking at all – leaves organizations vulnerable to big compliance issues.
How to Automate OFAC Checks
OFAC checking doesn’t have to be so risky.
FinancialOperations Networks can help ensure that your organization doesn’t do business with entities on the OFAC SDN list of banned persons and parties in sanctioned countries.
- Capture supplier information via a secure online portal
- Make it easy for suppliers to complete and sign tax forms online
- Verify the accuracy of information provided by suppliers
- Automatically validate suppliers against OFAC SDN and 21 other compliance lists
- Check your existing vendor master against new additions to the OFAC SDN list
- Quickly and securely complete vendor approval workflows online
Whether your organization is automating its supplier onboarding and registration process for the first time or make incremental improvements, deploying a self-service vendor portal with automated OFAC checking built-in can deliver big operational and reputational benefits.
The Benefits of Automated OFAC Screening
Automatically screening suppliers against sanctions lists reduces an organization’s risk exposure.
- Streamline OFAC sanctions checks during vendor onboarding
- Perform OFAC screening in real-time
- Avoid fines and penalties
- Protect your organization’s reputation
- Improve your organization’s relationship with vendors
Organizations of all sizes and across all industries can benefit from automated OFAC SDN checks as part of their vendor onboarding.