Compliance & BSA/AML Specialist – Transaction Monitoring

Full Time

International Banking Client

Office Status: Hybrid


  • Perform KYC checks on new customers/onboarding reviews and compose memos to Compliance Committee for necessary exceptions
  • Assist in performing Enhanced Due Diligence on higher risk customers as needed, including identification of mandatory categories such as politically exposed persons (PEPs)
  • Ensure transaction monitoring database is complete, especially Wire Transfer Country Risk codes and counterparty codes
  • Obtain department BSA/AML & OFAC metrics and report them to relevant corporate counterparts
  • Update annual training plan and log, and perform Compliance training, whenever necessary
  • Review and provide dispositions for PEP, Negative News, and OFAC screenings performed on new and existing customers
  • Search database for “bad guy” lists (314a, Head Office lists)
  • Review and provide dispositions for alerts generated by the transaction monitoring system
  • Complete CTR forms for eligible transactions, if any
  • Review daily pouch deposits for unusual activity
  • Special projects as needed

Department Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for:
  • Branch-wide Risk Assessment
  • Compliance Committee
  • Subpoenas
  • SARs/CTRs
  • Audit and Regulatory Exam Management
  • Head Office reporting statistics
  • Regulatory Compliance checks
  • Backup assistance with clearing high likelihood OFAC matches


  • Bachelor’s degree; with 1 – 2 years of experience in a similar industry
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of US and International Anti Money Laundering and regulatory standards
  • Familiarity with retail, commercial, and wholesale banking
  • Self-driven problem solver with an eye for detail while keeping big picture in mind
  • Basic Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus
  • CAMS and/or CGSS certification a plus
  • Possibly be able to travel to Chile 1 time/year
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