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Senior BSA Investigator

  • Location

    Los Angeles

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Remy Corbet

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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A banking client of ours in the Los Angeles area is looking to add Senior BSA Investigators to their team in the FIU department at the bank. 

Job Description

  • Review, prepare and complete system or manually generated alerts in compliance with regulatory and departmental timelines, as assigned
  • Responsible for more complex alert/customer reviews
  • Monitor, assess and document flow of funds for large and complex customer relationships, as necessary
  • Conduct periodic account/customer reviews to detect potentially suspicious activity
  • Document steps taken through the investigation process
  • Complete analysis of transactional information to identify risks, trends and potential suspicious activity
  • Communicate with branches or other LOBs to obtain information related to their client’s transaction activity
  • Work with internal groups to ensure consistent understanding of requirements
  • Prepare Suspicious Activity Reports (“SAR”) in compliance with established regulatory guidelines and time frames
  • Review LOB referrals and the accompanying supporting documents submitted by the branches or other departments of the Bank to determine whether a SAR is warranted. When necessary, request the appropriate branch or department for additional information
  • Effectively communicate project decisions, timelines, and direction to all stakeholders. Keep Senior Management team informed of significant investigations and potential reputational and/or regulatory risk
  • Assist Team or Unit Lead to provide comprehensive and ongoing trainings designed to inform the investigators about policy, procedures changes, typologies, recent trends, updates, etc.
  • Function as a key contributor with demonstrated knowledge of BSA issues, as well as broader functional knowledge
  • Participate in the development of goals and execution of standards with the function or unit
  • Understand and adhere to Unit-specific and BSA Department procedures



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ years direct work experience in BSA/AML
  • High-level knowledge of BSA and USA PATRIOT Act
  • Knowledge of Operations, Lending or Trade Finance policies and procedures is preferred
  • Detailed understanding of AML and BSA laws and regulations in particular to suspicious activity investigation requirements and its process
  • Research and analytical skills with the ability to analyze large amounts of data, decipher higher risk attributes (transactional, geographical, product, customer type, etc.) and disposition appropriately
  • Possesses strong understanding of banking and its product and services, etc.
  • Ability to identify gaps in existing processes/procedures and efficiency gain through enhanced procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to identify various white-collar crime, general fraud and money laundering schemes
  • CAMS or CFE highly desirable