About Jim Vilker, NCCO

Since joining the credit union industry in 1985, Jim Vilker has been a strong advocate of managing and educating staff in compliance and audit functions. He launched his career as an examiner where he gained knowledge and depth of insight into regulatory compliance requirements of credit unions. Jim studied a broad scope of business and operational procedures leading to a deep understanding of best practices significant to credit union audit activities.
Over the next eight years Jim was actively entrenched in the business as Executive Vice President of a credit union. Jim has earned his NCCO certification through specialization in the field of auditing and compliance. His software product of choice serving as the compliance and auditing tool, was the forerunner of the current CU*BASE.
Jim’s tenure at CU*Answers began in 1998 where his knowledge and skills were immediately recognized as the CUSO’s resident advisor on regulatory compliance and audit functions. Jim has been instrumental in developing the strategic AuditLink business, educating clients through an online Advisor newsletter and designing premier training plans for clients of AuditLink and internal staff of CU*Answers’ credit unions. His experience in working with clients and CU*BASE tools uniquely qualifies him to write and instruct in the monitoring of regulated activities.

Articles by Jim Vilker, NCCO

AuditLink Holds its Third Annual Compliance Symposium

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of CU*Answers, facilitated its third annual compliance symposium sponsored by Michigan Legacy Credit Union in Pontiac, Michigan. “This is the largest event AuditLink facilitates during the year, which has grown in popularity and this year included over thirty compliance professionals,” said Jim Vilker VP of Professional Services. To start […]

AuditLink to Host Third Annual Conversations on Compliance

CU*Answers, the 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO, will provide their third annual Conversations on Compliance event hosted by AuditLink, the audit and compliance division of the CUSO. AuditLink’s own Jim Vilker and Marsha Sapino will be joined by Veronica Madsen from Howard & Howard Law for Business as they discuss topics such as beneficial ownership, […]

AuditLink Hosts April Vendor Management Webinar

CU*Answers, the 100% credit-union owned CUSO, provided another webinar hosted by AuditLink and Trust Exchange on Tuesday, April 25. AuditLink and Trust Exchange partnered to create one of the most robust vendor management tools and services in the country by combining years of expertise, business intelligence, and best practice. Jim Vilker, CU*Answers VP of Professional […]

AuditLink Publishes Primer on Vendor Assessment Process

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of CU*Answers, and Trust Exchange, a firm which helps financial institutions automate their vendor compliance monitoring, have recently published a white paper revolving around the components and process of determining the criticality of vendor relationships. “Assessing criticality is one of the most important components of a complete vendor management […]

Learn More about the Cost of Vendor Management with AuditLink

Hear about the latest strategies from AuditLink, as we continue our discussions on Vendor ManagementAuditLink and TrustExchange have partnered to create one of the most robust Vendor Management tools and processes in the country.  Technology has finally been married with expertise, business intelligence, and best practice. Join Jim Vilker, VP of Professional Services, and Ed […]

AuditLink to Host Vendor Management Webinar

CU*Answers, the 100% credit-union owned CUSO, will be having a webinar hosted by AuditLink and Trust Exchange on Wednesday, March 29th. AuditLink and Trust Exchange have partnered to create a robust vendor management system by combing expertise, business intelligence, and best practice. All credit union individuals involved in vendor management are encouraged to attend. Jim […]

VENDOR MANAGEMENT: A PRIMER TO PERFORMING EFFECTIVE VENDOR DUE DILIGENCE

The AuditLink Team along with the cooperation of Frankenmuth, Diversified, and Parkside credit unions have built a solid process for performing your vendor assessments with a sound methodology. Today, every credit union relies on more allies, partners, and vendors than ever before. It’s a networked world and keeping track of just the names of all […]

AuditLink and TrustExchange Co-Sponsoring Vendor Management Conferences

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of CU*Answers, and TrustExchange, a firm which helps financial institutions automate their vendor compliance monitoring, recently presented their first in a series of four web conferences designed to review the latest regulatory requirements, guidelines and best practices for vendor compliance management. “Due to recent regulatory changes, vendor management has […]

AuditLink Holds Grand Opening Web Conference for Vendor Management Service

CU*Answers, a 100% credit union-owned core data processor, recently held a grand opening web conference on the increasing challenges of developing a comprehensive vendor management program. AuditLink and Trust Exchange, formerly G2Link, have partnered together to create unique vendor management tools and processes to cater to the high regulatory expectations and high industry standards. This […]

AuditLink Adds Seven New Daily Log Management Clients

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of cooperative CUSO CU*Answers, announced in June at the CU*Answers Leadership Conference that they were giving back to their loyal Daily Log Management clients by giving them three free months of service. In addition to providing existing clients this free service, they also extended the offer any new credit […]

Your Ultimate MLA Guide

NEW! MLA Workflow Document for Lenders We are proud to present a new document that will assist your lending staff in processing loans that must adhere to the guidelines of the Military Lending Act. This must-read document was created in cooperation with a number of credit unions who provided valuable input to help loan staff […]

AuditLink and G2Link Co-Sponsor Vendor Management Conferences

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of CU*Answers, and G2Link, a firm which helps financial institutions automate their vendor compliance monitoring, is offering a web conference on November 29th, 2016. The web conference is designed to review the latest regulatory requirements, guidelines and best practices for vendor compliance management. “Due to recent regulatory changes, vendor […]

AuditLink and G2Link Co-Sponsor Vendor Management Conferences

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of CU*Answers, and G2Link, a firm which helps financial institutions automate their vendor compliance monitoring, is offering a web conference on November 29th, 2016. The web conference is designed to review the latest regulatory requirements, guidelines and best practices for vendor compliance management. “Due to recent regulatory changes, vendor […]

AuditLink and Trust Exchange Co-Sponsor Vendor Management Conferences

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of CU*Answers, and G2Link, a firm which helps financial institutions automate their vendor compliance monitoring, is offering a web conference on November 29th, 2016. The web conference is designed to review the latest regulatory requirements, guidelines and best practices for vendor compliance management. “Due to recent regulatory changes, vendor […]