BSA / AML Compliance Analyst
SUMMARY: The BSA / AML Analyst is responsible for monitoring and investigating customer transactions under applicable anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws. Additional responsibilities may include the following: performing 314(a) searches and related investigations, review of quarterly profile updates, supporting review of monitoring rules, procedures
The BSA / AML Analyst is responsible for monitoring and investigating customer transactions under applicable anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws. Additional responsibilities may include the following: performing 314(a) searches and related investigations, review of quarterly profile updates, supporting review of monitoring rules, procedures and guidelines, and performing research regarding specific money laundering concerns and coverage of the Compliance Coordinator Role as needed.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitor and investigate customer transactions based on cases generated by the automated monitoring system
Interface with account officers, correspondent banks, and Mizuho affiliates re customer activity and investigations
Participate in SAR Committee and weekly team meetings; prepare Suspicious Activity Reports as needed.
Gather information and respond as needed to compliance reviews, internal audits and external examination requests.
Perform research regarding specific areas of money laundering concern and keep up ACAMS certification through training sessions
In addition responsible for assistance with customer profile administration and generation.
This role is also responsible for supporting review of monitoring rules, procedures and guidelines, performing research regarding specific money laundering concerns, training of new or junior staff, review of junior staff casework, preparation of documentation for any exams, audits, testing requirements and updating and tracking internal AML watchlists.
Support BSA/AML system and team administration as needed e.g. through report preparation and review of minutes, SAR filings and any AML related logs or reports maintained pertaining to AML as well as coverage of Compliance Coordinator function, filing SARs and reports associated with it, miscellaneous administrative tasks and ad hoc reporting assignments as directed by Team Leader
Support BSA/AML Team Leader and Compliance Unit Head in development, enhancement and revision of procedures and guidelines, and review of monitoring rules
4.) Technical Skills Required
Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point; some familiarity with external databases such as Lexis-Nexis, World-Check; experience with automated transaction monitoring system preferred but not required.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS OR EXPERIENCE:
- Working knowledge of applicable anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws and regulations
- Experience with automated monitoring system and AML Case investigations.
- Additional ad hoc projects as assigned by Team Leader and additional work hours may be requested to meet deadlines. Experienced knowledge of applicable anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws and regulations
- Experience with automated monitoring system case work, experience with the Bank's BSA AML Team policies and procedures and an overall understanding of overall banking knowledge.
- Ability to carry out duties and train additional staff to carry out their duties consistently among the team and in accordance with applicable bank policies and procedures.
- Enhanced writing and proofreading skills as well.
- ACAMS Certification will be required
Mizuho Bank Ltd. offers a competitive total rewards package.
We are an EEO/AA Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran.
We participate in the E-Verify program.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution that offers clients award-winning strategic and creative solutions in corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. We have experts in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile. Our operations in the Americas connect our broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector entities to local markets and the vast global network of our parent company—Mizuho Financial Group.
Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. Based in Japan, the group has over 56,000 professionals working in 920 offices in nearly 40 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas. As of March 31, 2016 its total assets were $1.8 trillion.