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MUFG Union Bank AML Investigator SAR Writing II, Analyst in Tempe, Arizona

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 180,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

This is a hybrid position. There are flexible work from home options available. A member of our recruitment team will discuss the options with you in more detail.

Summary:

The AML Investigator would be responsible for conducting extensive, complex investigations to identify potentially suspicious financial and/or fraudulent activity, to include money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud and/or any other financial risk or crime. The Investigator will make recommendations to the AML Financial Intelligence Unit Manager regarding suspicious activity, and will be responsible for preparing Suspicious Activity Reports (“SAR”) in compliance with established regulatory guidelines and time frames.

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of the laws applicable to money laundering, to include the BSA, The Patriot Act, U.S. Treasury AML guidelines, OFAC requirements and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements.

  • Review and research suspect items and/or transactions and report suspicious activity as required

  • Communicate with AML Compliance Manager any activity and trends that could implicate potential money laundering or terrorist financing.

  • Performs routine compliance tasks and deals with routine compliance issues, typically concerning documentation, reporting, etc. May assist in monitoring regulatory issues. Follows established guidelines and procedures.

  • Stay apprised of regulatory matters and developments through regular review of appropriate compliance publications and websites and by participating in relevant compliance conferences and other training events.

  • Applies knowledge of company policies and standard practices to resolve problems

  • Analyzes issues and uses judgment to make decisions. Escalates non-standard problems or issues

  • Understanding of banking and financial services, including an understanding of the various types of products, services, and transactions that are typical for the Branch

Analytical/Investigative skills to determine unusual or possible suspicious activity regarding transaction or account activities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree and/or equivalent relevant experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years in banking, with a strong emphasis on BSA, AML and OFAC laws and regulations.

  • Candidates must have AML experience within Correspondent Banking accounts.

  • Experience preparing and writing SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports).

  • Taking what is recommended from the alert adjudicators and analysts; the investigator would research and determine if something is suspicious. The candidate would then create SARs.

  • CAMS certification preferred but not required.

  • Experience in analyzing or managing financial crime investigative processes

  • Experience interacting with senior managers and compliance subject matter experts

  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies

  • Detail-oriented and organized execution

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

Some MUFG roles require that individuals be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons, as well as any other reason required by applicable law or order. Should you be selected for an interview, your recruiter will provide additional information.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute

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