BSA AML Analyst - Premier Bank - Defiance, OH

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeFull Job DescriptionJob Details Description Position Title: BSA AML Analyst Department: Risk Management Position Reports to: BSA AML OFAC Officer Position Supervises: No Direct Reports Position Summary: Provide assistance to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer to ensure regulatory compliance with regards to the Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering/OFAC rules and regulations. This position is responsible for supporting the VP BSA AML OFAC Officer in detecting and reporting suspicious activity, as well as research and documenting processes and procedures. The position must support the overall Financial Crimes Division and is responsible of maintaining day-to-day operations as required within the governing Risk area, Compliance, Financial Crimes & BSA program. Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct investigations by utilizing the Bank’s resources, i.e., system software, reports, databases, and any other system applications to determine if suspect account behaviors meet the established criteria for investigation of suspicious activity as described in the BSA AML policy. Adapt and implement training and knowledge of all rules and regulations as they apply to the BSA AML OFAC and Compliance space within Financial Crimes. Alert and Case remediation as it relates to any investigation within the BSA Program. Responsible for compliant filings of Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) within Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Review and validate information received from FinCEN against company records, research issues, and resolves them as needed. Watchlist Management and alert review related to OFAC & SDN monitoring and FinCEN 314a. Ensure efficient and appropriate reactions to matters at hand as they relate to monitoring for money laundering, terrorist financing, or any other illicit activity. Recognize and evaluate high risk activity and make and/or manage investigators related to said alert escalation. Upon request, assist the Fraud Director and/or Fraud Department within the Financial Crimes Division to support Fraud alerts and/or case investigations. Upon request, assist the BSA AML OFAC Officer and/or Compliance team with coordination or internal or external audits and examinations. Provide support to the BSA AML Team in data collection for the Bank’s High Risk Customer database and perform Enhanced Due Diligence Reviews. Assist and provide support to BSA AML Team in data collection and proposing CTR Exemption customers and customer reviews. May be asked to assist the BSA AML OFAC Officer in any other related program requirements as needed capacity. Provide procedural and process support as needed within the BSA AML space. Interact with others (co-workers, management, clients, and vendors) in a professional and tactful manner including treating them with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Responsible for organizing and prioritizing workloads to ensure all job requirements are completed thoroughly and by their required deadlines. Participate in special projects as needed. Other duties as assigned. Education, Certification, License and Experience: High School Graduate or equivalent. Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in business related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 1-2 years banking experience. Skills and Knowledge: Proven ability to work without significant supervision and completing tasks by assigned deadlines. Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with external customer and internal staff including the Frontline, Middle management and Senior management. Strong written communication and analytical thinking with the ability to solve both uncomplicated and complex problems independently. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects. Ability to utilize technology in solving problems and performing duties. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook Proficiency in data analysis Responsible for knowing and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, as detailed in policies that include but are not limited to Bank Secrecy Act and other applicable anti-money-laundering rules, Right to Financial Privacy, Fair Lending, Community Reinvestment Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and other laws and regulations as they pertain to the position.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear, stand or sit for long periods of time, open filing cabinets, walk, stoop or bend, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and complete tasks requiring manual dexterity. Ability to drive a vehicle for travel is required for the position.
Premier Financial Corp is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other legally protected status. The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and the qualifications of the person assigned to it. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment is “at will” and may be terminated at any time.

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