Western Union Senior Manager, AML Programs in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Title: Senior Manager, AML Programs

Requisition #: 1805365

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 a Senior Manager, AML Programs, based in our Washington, DC office. In this role, you will manage the Americas Financial Institution (“FI”) Client Compliance program. In this capacity you will be responsible for identifying potential risks to Western Union Business Solutions by evaluating the compliance controls implemented by our new and existing Financial Institution Clients.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Conduct in-depth, enhanced analysis of prospective and current FI Clients and identify issues that are complex and/or high-risk in nature, and provide recommendations to leadership on how to proceed in accordance with existing policy, procedures and risk assessment

  • Manage the day to day responsibilities of a team of Analysts and perform additional reviews of escalated cases

  • Train and mentor new and existing team members, operations and business staff as required

  • Lead special projects and present to senior management as required

  • Work cross-functionally with teams within AML Compliance organization as well as other business units

  • Contribute to the design and enhancement of the FI compliance program and provide guidance to all WUBS/WU teams

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and enforcement of policies, procedures, and programs designed to minimize potential money laundering risk within the established strategies of the compliance department

What you will need to succeed:

  • 5-7 years of experience in complex retail/consumer financial services/payment services organizations with multiple financial products, or a regulatory agency or law firm involving payment services compliance issues relating to anti-money laundering acts and related laws/regulations

  • May require minimum of 3 years experience in a management/supervisory position with multiple direct reports

  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in any of the following: anti-money laundering compliance, general compliance and/or risk-based compliance, yielding a comprehensive understanding of technology and best practices in the compliance field

  • Experience advising lines of business on compliance policies and client risk

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and high attention to detail

  • Strong leadership and collaborative abilities in a team-oriented environment

  • Able to effectively present analytical data and control recommendations to business users at the Director/VP level

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven culture

  • Demonstrated experience making independent decisions and working with a high level of autonomy

  • Understanding of AML and Fraud investigation processes and how they are used to mitigate risks

  • Knowledge of various products provided by money service businesses outside of standard consumer to consumer money transfer

  • Proficiency in software applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS SharePoint

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and be able to function well within in a team-oriented environment

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required - masters degree preferred

  • Knowledge of various financial institution and legal structures (banks, credit unions, MSB, FinTech companies, broker dealer) is preferred

  • Fluency in English is required and other languages a plus for various global regions

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.

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