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Assistant Vice President – Investigator


Standard / Permanent


US-NY-New York

Job function




Business Overview:
  • The focus of the Investigation & Analysis Group (‘IAG’) is to perform customer due diligence on either new or existing relationships in an effort to protect the Bank form anti-money laundering (AML), counterparty or reputational risk. 
  • Perform analysis of existing (and prospective) accounts/customers and their beneficial owners, including enhanced due diligence, synthesize findings and report to management, partners and committee members for effective assessment of viability and risk.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate adverse findings, as well as perform research within public databases.    
  • Interact daily with Senior Management, Legal, Compliance, Advisory and other business units on investigation findings and matters requiring escalation.
  • Conduct QA reviews of case files, tracking logs and various AML processes.
  • Work closely with AML Compliance Department to keep abreast of regulatory guidance and rulings, enforcement actions and penalties.
  • Follow-up with appropriate department for missing or outstanding documents whenever necessary.
  • Maintain close working knowledge of assigned investigations and advise supervisors of their progress and any matters of concern.
  • Presenting accounts/customers to senior business management for discussion about potential reputational risks.
  • Collaborate with business partners, Compliance, Legal and/or fellow support professionals in the development and delivery of AML/BSA/KYC training/presentations.

  • 4 + years related experience in AML, Audit, KYC and/or OFAC/sanctions; specific experience managing complex investigations or reviews within a financial institution or governmental entity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or Finance or related business degree preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to:
    • Deal with conflicting points of view and to effect creative and responsive solutions;
    • Comprehend and parse and/or interpret complex organizational and corporate structures for ownership percentage, subsidiary breakdown or merger activity;
    • Skillfully transfer manual functions to computerized systems to generate meaningful data and increase efficiency;
    • Review Legal databases and understand AML related investigations
    • Present complex issues in succinct, simple and straightforward manner; written or verbally;
    • Work effectively and collaboratively with business partners and senior staff and management in a global organization to achieve desired objectives.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“CAMS”) a plus.
  • Strong research skills, advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint,, Outlook, and experience with the Internet and on-line research systems.
  • Strong analytical ability and attention to detail.
  • Fluency or working competence in Spanish or Portuguese Required
  • Detailed knowledge sanctions and AML regulations including the USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, 3rd European Directive, FCPA, etc. .
  • Experience required in researching and summarizing investigative reporting for presentation to senior management or executives.
  • Superior written communication skills, including drafting reports, and collaborating on policies, and procedures;
  • Use utmost discretion when handling sensitive and confidential material.
  • Team player willing to accept challenges large and small and meet them under time pressure.