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SAR Investigator
Ref No.: 18-01463
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Job Description:

Lead Analyst/ SAR Investigatigations
The Suspicious Activity Response Team ( "SART”) carries out the company's enterprise wide financial intelligence and suspicious activity investigation and reporting function. SART's primary mission is to mitigate company risk through excellence in suspicious activity investigations and reporting. The Team works closely with the company's Compliance and Corporate Security Departments. Activity investigated by the Team includes money laundering, terrorist financing, public corruption, identity theft, wire fraud, securities fraud, market manipulation, data breaches, OFAC sanctions violations, and other types of fraud.

SART is looking for a Lead Analyst, SAR Investigations to temporarily join its team of legal and compliance professionals. The Lead Analyst investigates suspicious activity involving potential instances of money laundering and financial fraud and is responsible for the drafting of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by BNY Mellon with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury, and documenting decisions not to file SARs. Key responsibilities include (1) conducting comprehensive investigations of potentially suspicious activity that consistently demonstrate thorough research (both open and closed source) and sharp analysis; (2) appropriately recommending to Reviewing Attorneys whether a SAR be filed; (3) drafting timely, error-free and well-written SARs and No SARs that follow FinCEN regulations and SART guidance; and (4) ensuring a comprehensive and well-organized case file. Strong and consistent attention to detail along with an ability to work efficiently and handle tight deadlines are critical skills for this demanding role. This team member must also effectively communicate and develop relationships with senior colleagues and collaborate with them on investigations. The team member will apply a foundational understanding of the check and lockbox products and services offered by the organization and requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act in order to perform their job function


Candidates must possess strong attention to detail, research, analytical and investigative skills, strong oral communication skills, polished writing skills, and ability to handle demanding deadlines. Ideal candidates will also have a background in AML/BSA investigations and financial fraud and/or a graduate degree in intelligence business or law, and be ACAMS-certified.