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AML & Sanction Technology Specialist

New York, NY 10006 | Temp-to-Hire

Post Date: 10/31/2017 Job ID: 12101 Industry: compliance technology officer


Support the AML and Sanctions Compliance function by performing AML and sanctions BAU activities, assisting in the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance technology tools associated with existing and planned FX products, and assisting in automating department workflow and the upgrading of compliance related technology systems. Provide data analytics and data mining solutions, MIS/reporting solutions and support for compliance system implementation and administration.

  • Serve as primary gatekeeper of the Know Your Customer (KYC) platform.
  • Perform KYC duties for fund and other third party customers to Bank: sight check names and addresses, perform Sanctions screening and data entry related to approval of the parties. 
  • Perform and assist with KYC / On-boarding and AML and Sanctions related investigations and monitoring.
  • Support the enhancement of the AML and Sanctions frameworks with a focus on data analytics, data mining and IT support (Excel, Microstrategy, IT projects).
  • Assist in reorganizing Compliance SharePoint site; build controls framework for tracking tasks.
  • Work with the AML and Sanctions Group Head and the wider Compliance team to foster a culture of compliance.
  • Support the day to day execution of an AML / Sanctions compliance program by managing and conducting a selection of Compliance tasks including:
    • AML investigations and disposition of sanctions alerts
    • Conduct KYC due diligence, enhanced due diligence, customer risk scoring, data mining and research as directed by more senior members of the Compliance team as appropriate
    • Complete the accompanying administration associated with due diligence, such as drafting reports and accompanying notes
    • Support special projects associated with AML & sanctions, including developing and refining data analytics
  • Analyze AML / Sanctions related data (data mining) and Reporting
  • Run data and spreadsheet reports as requested based on specific criteria.  Expected to create increasingly complex reports over time (e.g. individual customer profile, year-on-year growth of customers by region, for each currency, and grouped by counterparty type, etc).
  • Support the creation and implementation of RegTech and technology solutions for new Bank products and initiatives.
  • Ensure Compliance’ s requirements are met with respect to bank’ s new products, strategic initiatives, and technology upgrades.
  • Bachelor’ s Degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years or more work experience in Banking and/or Financial Services / technology consultancy firms for Specialist role; willing to accept less experience for an Analyst role for the right candidate
  • Demonstrable IT data architecture, programming and data analytics subject matter expertise
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, or willing to pass the exam within six months of hire
  • Advanced experience with Excel and VBA
  • Exposure to SWIFT payments, correspondent banking, FX, equity or derivatives business is helpful
  • Exposure to implementation of AML and/or Sanctions screening software
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Expert and basic statistical concepts, specifically: data mining, data import/export, working with delimited files, models and writing macros 
  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence/Data Analytics Software (e.g. Microstrategy)
  • Ability to provide flexible support during key times of the year
  • Ability to drive a project and identify area for improvement
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Can evidence strong planning, organization and time management skills with the ability to effectively deal with multiple work strands simultaneously
  • High level of attention to detail
  • The ability to interact comfortably with, and manage relationships with senior stakeholders


Matt Eidlen

Matthew Eidlen has more than 10 years of recruitment and temporary staffing experience. He is a graduate of The College of Staten Island/City University of New York with a major in Economics and Marketing. He has developed an expertise in recruiting talent in the areas of compliance, mortgage services, litigation support, and all areas of operations and risk. He provides both temporary and direct hire recruitment services. He provides temporary staffing and permanent recruiting services to our expanding client base.

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