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AML Surveillance Analyst

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 187171/001_1533665291
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Compliance
  • Date posted: 07/08/2018


  • Independently conduct searches, gather data and record evidence from the Bank's internal systems, the internet and commercial databases

  • Independently assess and analyze research results and conduct complex data analysis applying background knowledge and experience

  • Conduct enhanced due diligence investigations in support of policies and procedures

  • Conduct investigation using global standard policies, procedures and tools, aimed at meeting internal and external regulatory requirements

  • Determine investigative and data analytics approach, use sound decision-making and discretion in making independent decisions that mitigate corporate risk at each decision point throughout the investigation

  • Follow up with additional Point(s) of Contact (POC) as needed to identify additional information in support of the case

  • Compile supporting documentation and data including media and transaction including documenting review findings for management review

  • Provide recommendations for SAR filing by presenting documentation to support findings

  • Write and prepare Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and recommend relationship retention or termination

  • Assist with money laundering related queries/questionnaires received.

  • Perform ad hoc projects or tasks as assigned by the Team Leader.

  • Maintain a current understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing issues, including policies, procedures, regulations, industry best practice, criminal typologies and developing trends.

  • Responsibility to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, enterprise wide risk management framework and in accordance with internal policies and procedures.


  • Four Year College Degree or equivalent experience in the industry.

  • At least one year experience in reviewing customer transactions for potentially suspicious activity and performing AML related investigations using an AML automated monitoring software.

  • Knowledge of the laws applicable to money laundering, including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), The USA Patriot Act, FinCEN requirements, and SAR requirements

  • Excellent research skills, including experience with online research tools

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e., MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Access, MS-PowerPoint and MS-Outlook)

  • Strong writing, analytical, decision making/problem solving and communication skills

  • Able to multitask and complete projects in a timely fashion

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Self-starter with strong ability to work independently

  • Experience in reviewing Know Your Customer (KYC) information for complex banking products (such as correspondent banking), performing analysis of customer information/transactions, conducting customer reviews

  • Preparing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) is a plus

  • Certification in a professional association such as the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) would be helpful.

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