Western Union Analyst, AML Compliance in Washington, District Of Columbia
Job Title: Analyst, AML Compliance
Requisition #: 1804711
The Opportunity: Are you energized by developing leads into new clients and opening up completely new verticals? Want to work for a company where you can offer B2B clients ground-breaking digital solutions in pretty much any currency you can think of?
We’re seeking an Analyst, AML Compliance, based in our Washington, DC office. In this role, you will review client transactions that may violate the anti-money laundering (such as the Bank Secrecy Act, in the US) and terrorist financing laws and regulations of multiple countries. You will investigate by reviewing the client's profile, past transactions and public sources of information and determine whether these matters should be closed without further investigation, reported and/or escalated within the Compliance Department for further evaluation.
Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:
Monitor and analyze alerts concerning WUBS clients for patterns and trends associated with money laundering and any other potential risks related to Western Union Business Solutions and assess these alerts by consulting the client's profile, past transactions with the company, and public sources of information
Report suspicious and/or unusual activity as required by anti-money laundering laws and regulations – this may include utilizing moderately complex open source research techniques
Will be responsible for concise written and/or verbal communication with external and internal partners
May work cross-functionally with many areas within the compliance organization
Recognize new/emerging patterns/typologies and respond with appropriate investigative techniques based on applied knowledge and a wide range of research/investigative techniques
What you will need to succeed:
1-2 years experience in any of the following: Bank Secrecy Act, AML Compliance, general and/or risk-based compliance, or previous analytical experience is preferred
Demonstrate strong analytical, organizational, sound judgment, and attention to detail
Ability to manipulate moderately large sets of data
Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines
Proven ability to adapt positively to change
Ability to identify risk and escalate when necessary
Ability to work in a fast paced, highly structured, deadline driven culture
Comfortable completing repetitive tasks for long periods of time
Advanced skills in software applications: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel (including the use of pivot tables) & mainframe systems
Capable of utilizing the Internet for research and problem solving
Experience making independent work-related decisions based on company policies and procedures
Aptitude for continuously learning and understanding the AML risk and concerns
Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task under tight deadlines
Ability to work with a high level of autonomy
Team player with strong collaborative qualities and a positive demeanor
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
What will make you stand out:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent job experience in the financial services industry is acceptable
What’s in it for you?
Competitive global pay, benefits and mobility
Unparalleled experience, working for a market leader in FX payment solutions
The chance to share your ideas and contribute to the development of our products
Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries
What it’s like here:
The Payments Business Unit of Western Union is one of the world's leading providers of international business payments and foreign exchange. With access to over 130 currencies, we enable companies of all sizes as they move money across borders via a financial network that spans over 200 countries and territories. We’re disrupting fintech with our groundbreaking digital B2B platform, WU EDGE, which helps companies spend less time handling international payments and worrying about foreign exchange exposure, and more time growing their businesses. And we’re just getting started!
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 on teams. 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.