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BSA/AML Investigations Assistant Manager

Apply REF: 047933

At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.


Purpose Statement
Responsible for leading a team of Analysts and/or Investigators charged with the responsibility of monitoring, detecting and reporting potential suspicious money laundering or terrorist financing activity. Ensures that analysis, review and documentation of anomalous activity be in compliance with BSA and BOW policies and procedures. Oversees Suspicious Activity Reporting functions and process ensuring BSA regulatory requirements are met.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Ensures BSA, USA PATRIOT ACT, and BOW compliance and oversight as it relates to:
  • Identifying, researching and reporting suspicious activities.
  • Documenting and supporting research conclusions.
  • Timely generation, review and completion of reports identifying potential suspicious activity.
  • Complete, thorough and timely reporting of suspicious activity to the appropriate regulatory authority.
  • Thorough documentation of the SAR/no SAR decision-making process.
  • Oversight of the process from the point of initial detection to disposition of the investigation.
  • Recommendations for closing accounts and oversight of associated follow ups to ensure closure of accounts
  • Monitors and administers the daily, weekly, and monthly MIS that reflects team and individual performance numbers and take appropriate initiatives to adhere to goals and expectations.
  • Identifies and recommends enhancements to workflow inefficiencies.
  • Maintains, updates, and ensures adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled training and information sharing on relevant corporate and AML, CFT and Sanctions related issues and changes.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on BSA/AML related questions and provides guidance and leadership to Senior Investigators and Analysts.
  • Strongly consider and champion areas for continuous improvement or innovation in the Investigations Unit
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and exemplify personal and professional excellence to their assigned team, peers, and stakeholders including but not limited to the effective management of interpersonal relationships and constructive conflict resolution.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to Senior Investigators and Associate Investigators.
  • Communicates directly with branch personnel and department managers, internal audit department, government or law enforcement agencies, outside service vendors and other financial institutions as outlined in the 314(b) provisions when appropriate.


  • Education

    Required Education or Equivalent Experience


    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Required license(s) or certification(s) CAMS or CFCS preferred


     Required Experience 
    • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience involving financial crime investigation, AML analytical software, AML investigations, law enforcement agency, regulatory agency or fraud or loss management departments within the financial industry.


    • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience managing, leading, training or conducting quality assurance on investigative teams within the financial industry.
    • Alternative: Combination of education and experience that equates to these requirements.


    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

    Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

    Primary Location: United States-Nebraska-OmahaJob Type: Full-timeJob: Bank Secrecy Act / Anti Money Laundering