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MUFG AML Investigator SAR Writing III, AVP in Tempe, Arizona

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

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 120,000 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.

The selected colleague will work at an MUFG office or client sites four days per week and work remotely one day. A member of our recruitment team will provide more details.

Job Description

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

  • Review bank transactions and customer activity, and make assessments relating to suspicious activity reporting obligations

  • Research and analyze bank customers and associated entities for money laundering / terrorism financing risk indicators

  • Escalate to management any activity and trends that could indicate money laundering or terrorist financing

  • Perform routine compliance tasks and respond to routine compliance issues, typically concerning documentation, reporting etc., following 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

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

  • Analyze issues and uses judgment to make decisions. Escalate non-standard problems or issues

  • Write reports that detail investigative findings and support case recommendations

  • Manage workload so that case investigations are completed in a timely manner, and production and quality targets are met


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a financial crime risk and compliance role, preferably involving suspicious activity investigations and reporting.

  • Working knowledge of correspondent banking is desirable, but not essential.

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

  • CAMS certification preferred but not required.

  • Experience in conducting financial crime investigations and/or intelligence analysis, in line with established investigative processes and procedures

  • 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

  • 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 identify unusual or suspicious activity regarding transaction or account activities

The typical base pay range for this role is between $84k-$104k depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and location. This role may also be eligible for certain discretionary performance-based bonus and/or incentive compensation. Additionally, our Total Rewards program provides colleagues with a competitive benefits package (in accordance with the eligibility requirements and respective terms of each) that includes comprehensive health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, educational assistance and training programs, income replacement for qualified employees with disabilities, paid maternity and parental bonding leave, and paid vacation, sick days, and holidays. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click the link below.

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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 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 on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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