Sr. Manager, 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 Manager.
Your Role
The Risk Assessment is a key pillar in Western Union's AML compliance program addressing global BSA/AML regulations. The risk assessment is an essential mechanism to assist management in understanding the institution's money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks. The results of the risk assessment will provide the foundation upon which management will: (a) make informed decisions regarding risk issues, (b) allocate resources efficiently to address priority risk issues, (c) implement proportionate measures and controls to mitigate and manage residual risks, and (D) inform testing, audit and training analysis and plans. The Risk Assessment Senior Manager will serve as thought leader and support 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. The successful candidate will produce reports involving the BSA/AML Risk Assessments across all legal entities, regions and countries. In addition, you will:
Support the execution of the methodology to identify and assess risks in the AML program;
Create reports to support the involvement of 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;
Coordinate with the regions on risk assessment requirements and information gathering;
Work with key functions to determine outcomes or next steps as a result of risk assessments;
Contribute to the analysis and writing of final risk assessment reports and summaries to communicate recommended or indicated compliance actions.
BA required. JD or MBA a plus.
Minimum 7 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.
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.
Able to provide guidance to staff on specific tasks and projects.
Team player with strong collaborative qualities and a positive demeanor.
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
: No

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