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Compliance Investigator - JERSEY CITY

Req #: 180000829
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Category: Corporate Staff
Job Description:
The SAR (Suspicious Activity Report) Compliance Investigator will focus on meeting regulatory reporting requirements pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and US Patriot Act.  The candidate will independently conduct investigations and will be required to manage a portfolio of multiple investigations, gather evidence, document findings in FCOI's case management system and comply with regulatory requirements and FCOI policies.  
The Investigations Specialist will:
  • Have the ability to make decisions and independent judgment calls autonomously. 
  • Gather thorough/accurate evidence on multiple case assignments including: financial profiles, tracing financial transactions, and background information on suspects using various systems and tools. 
  • Be responsible for analyzing individual cases for closure or referral to other units
  • Document key data and issues related to the investigation including potential loss, status of investigations, interviews, etc.; responsible for analyzing data; making and documenting critical regulatory reporting decisions; completes accurate and timely regulatory reports.
  • Be proficient in Investigations for multiple products, multiple fraud scenarios, and / or across multiple lines of business.
  • Makes SAR decision and prepares suspicious activity reports (SARs) as required.
  • Identify and escalate any detected control deficiencies
  • Possess advanced understanding and knowledge of the regulatory guidance and requirements for investigations and SAR completion. 
  • May involve forensic investigative analysis.
Come in contact with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Bachelor's degree required  and/or minimum three years equivalent experience in compliance or investigations
  • Three to five years in an investigative role or role that requires research and investigative skills
  • Strong investigative skills required. Excellent research and analytical skills to review information and draw appropriate conclusions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven judgment and problem-resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Preferred Experience in filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), experience in understanding of regulatory concepts including but not limited to the Bank Secrecy Act, US Patriot Act and Anti-Money Laundering.
  • Proficient systems aptitude including working with document repositories.
  • Basic Forensic Skills
  • Industry knowledge
  • Multi-tasking skills; Organizational skills
  • Issue resolution; Problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • MS Office Skills
  • Time Management
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