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Sr. BSA Analyst

  • Location

    Orange County/Los Angeles

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to $85,000

  • Contact:

    Edward Maglalang

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

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We are partnered with a banking client in Los Angeles that is looking for a Sr. BSA Analyst who will be responsible for ensuring the Bank is in compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act regulation. Possess extensive knowledge on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Regulation, USA PATRIOT Act requirements and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) functions. 

Essentials Duties:
  • Employee is responsible for understanding and performing their duties in a manner which is consistent with the Bank Secrecy Act, (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering Act (AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations (OFAC). This includes understanding any responsibilities outlined under the Bank’s BSA Program, participating in any required training and promptly complying with all reporting requirements
  • Monitors alert transactions through the Banks’ transaction monitoring software as it relates to BSA and AML to identify unusual or suspicious account activity and / or financial crime patterns
  • Takes lead in financial crime investigations. Offers insights and mentors Junior BSA Analyst with case investigations
  • Conduct analysis on transactional data and alert monitoring to make determinations of irregular activity through understanding of historical client activity and regulatory definitions of suspicious activity
  • Responsible for Case narratives and initial Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) recommendations and write-ups
  • Conduct initial and continuous EDD (Enhance Due Diligence) review, write effective narratives of assigned high risk portfolio in a timely manner set under the policy and procedure of the bank
  • Makes recommendations for closing accounts and performs associated follow up to ensure closure of the accounts
  • Review, analyze, and assists in making risk rating decisions or changes on client accounts and relationships
  • Ensures the Bank is in compliance with OFAC regulations. Monitors Bank’s OFAC software system to ensure adherence to OFAC Policy and procedures
  • Decision of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), 314(a) and other alerts that are generated based upon a review of our customer names against lists of suspected criminals, terrorists etc. and escalate any potential matches as appropriate
  • Research BSA regulatory issues and respond to compliance questions from Bank personnel, utilizing legal and regulatory reference materials and consulting with the BSA Office Management


  • 4+ years of banking experience within BSA/AML
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability to guide and advise business units on AML, BSA, EDD and OFAC related issues
  • CAMS Certification preferred

If this role is of interest to you, or if you are interested in exploring other opportunities within the market, you are welcome to reach out directly to:

Edward Maglalang, or (619) 331-5802