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Financial Crimes – Investigator

  • Location: Plano, TX
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 22-07201
  • Date: November 20, 2022
  • Pay: $31.0 - $35.0 per Hour USD
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Job Description - Financial Crimes – Investigator

Our client is looking for an innovative Investigator to support Financial Crimes, Strategic Escalations Program, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and counter-terrorists financing (CTF) investigations as part of the Small Business/ Self-Employed Group.

  • This role works closely with the risk monitoring team, internal partners (compliance, legal, internal audit, etc.) as well external partners (bank, law enforcement, etc.) to minimize the threat of others using the firm to facilitate suspicious money movement, potential money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • This role will work to achieve and sustain effective Fraud/AML/BSA and CTF transactions and behavioral monitoring through detection of suspicious activity that minimizes the potential for financial losses, increased legal or compliance expenses, and reputational risk to the organization.
  • The ideal candidate should have Fraud/AML/BSA/CTF transaction monitoring and investigations experience including SAR completion and reporting.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct timely due diligence using AML/BSA/CTF policies and procedures, to independently investigate AML/CTF alerts on our customers using a variety of investigative tools and systems.
  • Prepares clear, accurate and concise investigation summaries as well as suspicious activity reports (SARs).
  • Establish and maintain solid working relationships with peers and internal partners.
  • Provide training and guidance to Risk Monitoring analyst to help enable their AML/BSA/CTF detection and handling.
  • Serve as an escalation point for the Risk Monitoring team for potential AML/BSA/CTF concerns.
  • May either partner with or ultimately assume the investigation depending on the complexity and risks.
  • Proactive identification of enhancements to increase the effectiveness of the AML/BSA/CTF detection systems.
  • Maintain sufficient knowledge of AML/BSA/CTF/OFAC as developments occur.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of our business operations, products/ services, systems, and the associated risks.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
  • Minimum 1 years' experience with credit card and ACH Fraud, AML, BSA, CTF, intelligence or monitoring and investigation in a global financial environment for both consumers and small businesses.
  • Precise and logical writing skills and able to present investigative findings to senior management.
  • Comfortable working with law enforcement, legal, and auditors.
  • Experience operating in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.

Location: Reno, NV Los Angeles, CA and Plano, TX areas only

  • BA/BS in financial services, risk management, criminal justice or related fields preferred.
  • CAMS, CFE or other relevant business designation preferred.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment of the financial services industry.
  • Result-oriented and assertive (you don't shy away from challenging situations.
  • Intermediate knowledge using Google Suite and Microsoft Office

Top 3 skills:

  • (1) fraud background with experience in end-to-end investigations,
  • (2) understand the risks in the different business types (sole proprietorships, LLC, etc.),
  • (3) ability to pivot to changing priorities

The worker will own all 3 steps of the End-to-end investigations = (1) get the alert (2) conduct the investigation and (3) disposition in a report - SAR end product

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

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