Citi Compliance Officer - Team Lead - FIU AML Investigations in Long Island City, New York

  • Primary Location: United States,New York,Long Island City

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Compliance and Control

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 17068877

Description

Manages and leads a team of senior and junior analysts in performing AML Investigations. The team is responsible for reviewing account activity in accordance with Citi AML policies and procedures, and recommending the filing of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and/or relationship termination, as appropriate. Review/Investigation sources include:

• Cases generated via Case Management Tool (e.g. Mantas)

• Client On-boarding and Maintenance and Transaction monitoring referrals

• Referrals from business partners and other control areas

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and lead a team of AML Analysts, and coordinate the workflow of the investigative process of the team

  • Monitor the workload of each Analyst and ensure that relevant policies and procedures are followed

  • Review and action Analyst work product, including recommendations to file SARs and terminate client relationships

  • Provide direct oversight on AML case quality and address deficiencies. Work closely with Management and Quality Assurance Team to ensure that the team's work product is consistent with Global FIU standards and practices

  • Mentor and coach more junior team members

  • Escalate issues to Senior Management and/or other stakeholders, as appropriate

  • Lead and develop the team through effective communications, performance management, and reward/recognition practices

Qualifications

  • 4 Year College Degree or equivalent experience

  • 6+ years experience in reviewing customer transactions and information for potentially suspicious activity and performing AML or financial investigations.

  • 6+ years experience in writing and preparing, and/or approving Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements

  • Work experience in a financial institution with job specific work experience in AML

  • Knowledgeable of the laws applicable to money laundering, including the Bank Secrecy Act, The USA PATRIOT Act, US Treasury AML guidelines, OFAC requirements, and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements.

  • General understanding of Senior Public Figures, Money Service Businesses. Wealth Management and Retail Banking preferred as well as compliance with those business segments

  • 2+ years experience managing a team

  • Established business knowledge and comprehension of financial products

  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills

  • Excellent research skills including experience with online search tools

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook

  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills

  • String writing, analytical and communication skills. Must be able to multi-task and complete projects on time

  • Ability to understand and draw conclusions from research conducted

  • Should be a self-starter, and organized, must have the ability to work independently, without supervision

  • Proficiency in a foreign language a plus