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.