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Senior Financial Crimes Specialist

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-369338

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Financial Crimes Specialist.

In this role, you will:
- Provide support and evaluation/validation guidance to quality assurance staff by answering questions on regulations or compliance, procedures and policies
- Escalate key maintenance errors identified during evaluation & validation process and ensure resolution of same, reviewing programs, processes, documentation, to ensure compliance with internal company requirements or government regulations
- Review systems to ensure company standards are met, exceptions are notated, and issues escalated as necessary
- Assist in development and design of product specific databases
- Review and evaluate work
- Prepare calibration feedback and facilitate calibrations across the team to ensure consistency of quality evaluations delivered to clients
- Monitor quality assurance programs and processes to identify gaps and risk assessment
- Design and conduct training as needed
- Provide coaching to staff and track performance expectations and results
- Make final evaluation decisions on disputes which impact quality results
- Interact with staff and business partners to promote teamwork and departmental effectiveness

Specific responsibilities include the following:
Evaluate output from the Customer Due Diligence Group which includes Corporate Politically Exposed Persons, Global Sanctions Screening & Reporting, and Enhanced Due Diligence Center. 
Effectively manage a personal work queue and consistently deliver error free quality control reviews. 
Use approved policies and procedures in order to complete reviews that are clear, concise, and easily understood by due diligence consultants and leaders. 
Examine and analyze programs, processes, and/or files of unusual, complex and/or higher risk transactions to ensure compliance with internal company requirements and/or agency or government regulations.
Clearly communicate overall process or transaction quality and provide feedback to appropriate contacts regarding identified material deficiencies or issues including identification of inconsistencies. 
Analyze risks and offset and develop solutions for problems identified. 
Work directly with peers and leaders throughout all groups within the Customer Due Diligence Group.

In this role, the candidate could potentially participate in multiple projects across the Customer Due Diligence Group.  They will be expected to adhere to all relevant milestones for which they are accountable and provide project sponsors/leaders with timely project status updates while keeping them aware of any issues that may cause a delay in the project or milestone completion.

A successful candidate will possess the following:
Must be detail - oriented, flexible, and open minded and creative in problem solving approach.  
Able to articulate a complex problem, design, build and implement a solution and communicate in clear business terms the benefits of the proposed risk management approach.
Must possess exceptional communication skills.  
Ability to learn, grasp, and understand intricate details of the Global Sanctions Screening & Reporting process, Credit Investigations, and the Enhanced Due Diligence.

Required Qualifications:

4+ years of Financial Crimes, Operational Risk, Fraud, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery, Corruption experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Job Expectations:

  • 8+ years of Quality Assurance experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • Risk and regulatory compliance experience
  • BSA/AML experience
  • Experience with BSA/AML/OFAC laws and regulations
  • Experience working with laws, rules and regulations within regulatory guidelines or policies
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Training delivery and facilitation experience
  • Ability to achieve high production and quality standards
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Project management experience
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Posting End Date: 

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

Applicants with Disabilities

To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo.

Drug and Alcohol Policy


Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace.  Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.

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