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Anti Money Laundering Analyst
Ref No.: 17-02673
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Anti Money Laundering Analyst
Phoenix, AZ
6 Month Contract

Job Description
  • The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is responsible for the end-to-end suspicious activity reporting process, which entails monitoring for, investigating, and, when appropriate, reporting suspicious activity.
  • As part of this process, the FIU develops and implements automated transaction monitoring rules, reports, and other processes designed to identify activity potentially indicative of criminal behavior; investigates potentially suspicious financial activity; and, when appropriate, files suspicious activity reports (SARs) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and/or refers matters to our compliance partners for review and reporting globally.
  • The FIU performs a critical role in ensuring compliance with the Bank Secrecy and USA PATRIOT Acts and provides law enforcement with key information for the investigation and prosecution of money laundering and terrorist financing, credit card fraud, identity theft, and other criminal activity.
  • Conduct a time-sensitive, meticulous investigation and analysis of each instance of potential Anti-Money Laundering activity and/or suspicious financial activity across multiple jurisdictions and countries, utilizing a wide variety of research and analytical tools;
  • Produce a well-written report detailing and analyzing the potentially suspicious activity for review and, when appropriate, prepare a filing with FinCEN;
  • Build strong relationships with strategic partners across the unit to ensure effective coordination of investigations;
  • Demonstrate an ability to work efficiently with an attention to detail in investigations, analysis, and writing.
  • Ideal candidates will exhibit investigative, research intensive, and/or heavy writing skills while meeting two or more of the following qualifications:
  • A minimum of two years of experience in audit, investigations or in the broader financial industry;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the legal field without a juris doctorate;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance, law enforcement, and/or the credit card industry;
  • A bachelor's degree, master's; or juris doctorate degree in one of the following, or similar, fields of study: Justice Studies, English, Journalism, Business Administration, Accounting, Political Science or Government & Public Services;
  • High level of professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency.
  • Proven ability to analyze large amounts of data in order to report critical information.
  • CAMS and/or CFE encouraged but not required.