Western Union Lead Analyst, Anti-Money Laundering Governance and Strategic Policy in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: Lead Analyst, Anti-Money Laundering Governance and Strategic Policy

Requisition #: 1804314

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?

We’re seeking a Lead Analyst, Anti-Money Laundering Governance and Strategic Policy based in our Denver, Colorado office (DTC headquarters). In this role, you willhave the overall responsibility for end to end fulfillment of the process for certification of WU's (and its affiliates') compliance program as part of regulatory requirements (such as NYDFS 504 Certification).

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Develop, execute and maintain reports, projects, regulatory communication and a systematic process to ensure that Western Union’s overall compliance program (to include that of its licensed affiliates/subsidiaries) meets regulatory requirements and standards

  • Responsible for end-to-end ownership of on-going analysis/testing documentation and report preparation needed for company executives to certify and attest to Western Union’s compliance program efficacy

  • Responsible for determination of requirements and execution of Western Union’s compliance program certification process, as new compliance program certification requirements emerge, either by changes in laws or products

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate execution of compliance program certifications to fulfill regulatory requirements, protect the company’s ability to continue to do business, and protect the company from fines and/or adverse repercussions including license revocation or negative news reports

What you will need to succeed:

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience working for a financial institution in the areas of AML/BSA, compliance, project management, audit, or internal controls testingPossess the ability to scope, plan, lead, and coach or provide supervision on projects with little or minimal supervision

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, prioritization, decision making and conflict resolution skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand, interpret, and illustrate potential risk or control gaps

  • Proven ability to interact and communicate control testing results, effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of management

  • Proven ability to identify and evaluate risks and internal controls, as well as communicate recommendations for internal control improvements in written and verbal form to management

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of process, risk and internal controls evaluation concepts and apply them to situations

  • Lead or participate in the development and oversight of required action plans for compliance observations identified

  • Understanding of retail/commercial financial services products

  • Understanding of anti-money laundering regulations and state and federal money transmission laws within the banking/financial services industry

  • Must have a global perspective

  • Strong organizational skills - must be multi-tasked oriented and able to balance pressure and deadlines with constantly changing priorities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders

  • Team player with strong collaborative qualities and a positive demeanor

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred or a combination of experience and education

  • Languages required: Written and spoken fluency in English required

  • CAMS/CFCS certification preferred

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive global pay and benefits

  • Unparalleled experience as part of one of the most advanced compliance teams in the world, with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career

  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.