Vice President, BSA AML Risk Assessment

Company Name:
Western Union


We didn't become the worldwide leader in money movement services overnight. The employees of Western Union have been the backbone of our innovative spirit--and continued success--since our beginnings in 1851. And it's a proud tradition that continues today with the next dedicated, enterprising individual that joins our team--hopefully, you. Right now, we are seeking a BSA/AML (Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering) Risk Assessment Senior Leader.
Your Role
The Risk Assessment Vice President will serve as the thought leader and lead to the risk assessment process including analysis, reporting, and presentation of results. In this role, you will operate within the Global Programs Office, which has responsibility for developing and overseeing the global standards and policies, establishing internal controls and risk assessments. You will develop, implement and produce reports involving the BSA/AML Risk Assessments across all legal entities, regions and countries. In addition, you will:
Develop or expand appropriate methodology to identify and assess risks in the AML program.
Driving appropriate involvement in the analysis and results of the risk assessment across compliance, the business, audit and other control functions.
Develop and gather metrics and track progress on programs.
Represent the Risk Assessment Office at meetings with internal partners, regulatory and law enforcement agencies, and other financial institutions, as appropriate.
Work with key functions to determine outcomes or next steps as a result of risk assessments.
Develop and publish final risk assessment reports and summaries to communicate recommended or indicated compliance actions.

Your Skills

BA required. JD or MBA a plus.
Minimum 10 years of experience in substantive AML compliance such as an AML risk assessment or research senior role in a financial institution, and/or as an AML regulator, and/or as an AML consultant.
Extensive knowledge of domestic and international laws and regulations applicable to AML and CFT.
Understanding of international money laundering risks.
Experience reviewing and analyzing compliance guidance and enforcement matters issued by regulatory agencies to identify potential weaknesses and gaps in Western Union's program, and recommend action.
Ability to successfully liaise with "business" side of Western Union to discuss risks, explain compliance requirements, and determine recommendations.
Detail oriented, excellent organizational and operational skills, ability to identify key issues and multi-task under tight deadlines.
Ability to work with a high level of autonomy; experience making decisions with limited information.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills - a minimum of two writing samples required.
Ability to provide guidance to staff on specific tasks and projects.
Team player with strong collaborative qualities and a positive demeanor.

Your next step? Apply today and move towards a better future here at Western Union!
Company Information
With a 160-year history of connecting people when it matters most, Western Union continues to shape the world in which we live. Western Union offers one of the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected almost anywhere in the world. It all comes down to the relationships we've established over many years. We take pride in being close to our consumers. Together with our Agents, we speak our consumers' languages and live in our consumers' neighborhoods. And we share our consumers' cultures. We are a significant part of each other's lives. As a result, our Agents and employees are more like ambassadors. They are ambassadors of trust. Ambassadors of responsibility. And ambassadors of hope. They are the living, breathing manifestation of who we are as a company and reflect the Western Union behaviors: Inspired. Connected. Driven. Game-Changer. Responsible. EOE/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected category.
Relocation Eligible
: Yes

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