Sterling National Bank BSA FCIU Analyst in Yonkers, New York

BSA FCIU Analyst

Tracking Code 218927-912

Job Description

Sterling National Bank is an organization committed to strong growth. Our significant accomplishments are a direct result of continuous hard work by our solid team of dedicated professionals. As we continue to grow and expand across all business sectors we seek talented individuals who can meet our demands for success.

Our competitive advantage is our people who tirelessly work to exceed expectations.

We have something special here at Sterling. We not only offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits we are also characterized by an unwavering commitment to high achievement, we offer a diverse environment hosting a multitude of dedicated, talented and driven individuals who value honesty, integrity and go above and beyond for their clients.

It’s an exciting time to work for Sterling National Bank. If you are looking for a unique employment experience and are driven to achieve in a dynamic growth-minded environment you have come to the right place.

What you will do:

The BSA FCIU Analyst position is part of Sterling National Bank’s Financial Crimes Investigations Unit (“FCIU”), responsible for monitoring and identifying suspicious activity as it relates to the Bank’s Risk, Compliance, Operations, and Specialty Lines of Business. The FCIU Department is part of the Security BSA Department which is responsible for reviewing and assessing the regulatory, financial, reputational and security risks to the Bank. The BSA/FCIU Analyst provides day-to-day support and assistance of BSA/AML/CIP/OFAC/Security responsibilities, conducts physical security related functions and escalates BSA/AML/CIP/OFAC/Security concerns to Senior BSA/FCIU Analysts, Senior Security Officer and the Director of the FCIU to ensure BSA regulatory requirements are met. These responsibilities include reviewing potential instances of suspicious activity and related financial crimes related investigations across a diverse range of investigative disciplines including BSA / AML, fraud, cybercrime and security.

The BSA FCIU Analyst has independent responsibility and demonstrates compliance knowledge by adhering to the bank’s investigative protocols and regulatory reporting (including CTRs and SARs), participating in FCIU related presentations, projects and tasks and performs physical security related functions and tasks as appropriate. The position requires the individual to exercise independent sound judgment, apply high quality standards when conducting investigations, determine the direction and emphasis of an investigation, serving as a back-up for Senior BSA/FCIU analysts and handle additional duties as directed by the Senior Security Officer and / or the Director of FCIU. In addition, the BSA FCIU Analyst is required remain current and proactive with related industry trends and best practices, and exhibits ethical behavior and integrity in their everyday business conduct.

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Required Skills

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience required; professional certifications (ACAMS, ACFE) or ability to attain

  • 3 – 5 years of experience working in compliance, banking or financial services preferred.

  • 3 – 5 years of experience working or managing financial, legal or criminal investigations preferred.

  • Understanding of regulatory concepts including, but not limited to, the Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions, and the USA PATRIOT Act.

  • An independent decision maker, able to make time-sensitive assessments and to discuss complex regulatory issues with senior management.

  • Experience interfacing with business counterparts to obtain information related to client's transaction activity.

  • Experience interacting with law enforcement, regulators and other external third parties on behalf of the bank.

  • Experience working with internal groups including legal, audit, risk to ensure consistent understanding of requirements.

  • Ability to lead an investigation; proven ability to formulate and execute an investigation.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

  • Strong leadership skills; willingness to tackle new and difficult challenges.

  • Exceptional analytical and research skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/Access/PowerPoint).

Job Location Yonkers, New York, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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