BSA/AML Analyst Sr-Team 4

Full-time
Hicksville, NY, United States - Corporate/Back-Office - Posted Mar 10, 2020
Requisition Number: 2000006U

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JOB SUMMARY

A Senior BSA/AML Analyst is responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the Bank's BSA/AML compliance program and assists in meeting and maintaining BSA/AML compliance requirements of the Bank. Complies with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), as well as adhering to the Bank's policies and procedures to reduce loss/risk to the Bank. Assigned to a team that is responsible for performing investigations that may range from routine to highly complex. Performs in depth research and detailed account analysis reviewing and investigating cases on the Bank's Case Management System. Assists in the monitoring and reporting of accounts where suspicious/unusual activity has been noted, and the review of AML Risk Assessment forms. Performs Continuing Activity Reviews, completes Suspicious Activity Reports and prepares case investigation documents for presentation at account review meetings and periodic account closure meetings. Must possess excellent analytical skills and be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently. Assists with mentoring and training less experienced BSA/AML Analysts. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

Reviews /Investigates alerts and/or cases on the Bank's Case Management System. Team assignment may be structured according to skill level and complexity of work. Provides training and guidance to less experienced BSA/AML Analysts. Reviews CIP and KYC documents. Completes Continuing Activity Reviews. Completes Suspicious Activity Reports in a timely manner and in accordance with FinCEN's guidance and regulations. Performs due diligence on customer accounts and reports negative findings to BSA management. Performs review of suspicious activity monitoring reports. Compiles case files with supporting documentation for each investigation. Reviews AML Risk Assessment Forms. Conducts research using the internet and World-Check and reviews any press or media for adverse information impacting the Bank's reputational or regulatory status. May assist management in the completion and tracking of various quality control functions in the BSA Department. Refers potentially suspicious activity for escalation and account closure where appropriate. Communicates with branch personnel and management to verify accuracy of customer information & determine if activity in question is expected for the particular type of customer, and are responsible to ensure all discrepancies are documented and resolved. Contributes in a team-oriented and collaborative environment to improve the analytical and reporting processes. Maintains a clear understanding of current regulatory BSA/AML requirements and guidance, including any updates/ enhancements. Attends BSA/AML/OFAC training as directed by management. Performs special projects and additional duties and responsibilities as required. Where applicable and when performing the responsibilities of the job, employees are accountable to maintain Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and adhere to internal control policies and procedures.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Background in research, business, accounting or criminal justice preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in BSA/AML performing alert/case investigations and suspicious activity reporting. Experience with navigating banking systems and performing customer transaction analysis. {ACAMS designation preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Good knowledge and understanding of general OFAC, BSA/AML, and USA PATRIOT Act and risk management principles. Good knowledge of BSA monitoring systems. Good knowledge of core banking systems. Strong internet research skills, including World-Check research. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills. Good organizational skills. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. PC literate with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Ability to work and contribute in a team-oriented and collaborative environment to improve the analytical and reporting processes. Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. Ability to mentor and assist department staff.


ABOUT NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANK.

Based in Westbury, NY, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. is the parent of a New York State-chartered bank - New York Community Bank. At September 30, 2019, the Company had assets of $52.5 billion, deposits of $31.6 billion, and stockholders' equity of $6.7 billion.

Our bank subsidiary features a divisional structure. New York Community Bank serves customers through 239 branches encompassing eight divisions: Queens County Savings Bank, Roslyn Savings Bank, Richmond County Savings Bank, Roosevelt Savings Bank, and Atlantic Bank in New York; Garden State Community Bank in New Jersey; Ohio Savings Bank in Ohio; and AmTrust Bank in Florida and Arizona. With a longstanding reputation of strength, stability and service, NYCB is proud to be committed to the communities it serves.


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NYCB is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, marital status, disability, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by the federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


This policy is applicable to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to: recruitment and selection, promotion and demotion, transfer, training and development, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence and termination. When necessary, NYCB will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities or with religious requirements necessitating accommodation.


In addition, NYCB complies with all applicable laws which govern nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which NYCB does business.

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