Anti-Money Laundering Case Investigations Analyst

Ameris Bank
Published
September 13, 2021
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Job Type

Description

Ameris Bank is a high-performing community bank providing an exceptional customer experience with well trained, empowered employees.  At Ameris, we look outside conventional wisdom and processes to find new answers.  This means cutting red tape, empowering our people to make decisions at the local level and creating clear paths and easy touchpoints.  We represent energy and passion, a steady strength that is bold and assertive, creativity in thinking and problem solving, a scrappy determination and nimble approach to getting things done, a good natured, genuine and approachable way of serving each other and our customers.  We look forward to the future, and what this means for you, if you join our team.

An AML Case Investigations Analyst is responsible for playing a crucial role in the Bank’s AML Investigative Operations unit by performing case investigations on escalated customer accounts and identifying suspicious activity while demonstrating the Ameris Vision, Purpose, Expectations and Values.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Perform full case investigations of customer activity escalated from alert assessments
  • Ensure timely identification and filing of suspicious activity
  • Analyze customer activity to make independent judgements of whether the activity is suspicious and requires reporting to the federal government
  • Draft reports and document analysis in a logical manner that sufficiently supports decisions
  • Working with front line staff to obtain any information that would be helpful during the alert assessment and analysis
  • Apply critical thinking skills to recognize patterns, trends and inconsistencies within transactional and customer data to detect, prevent, mitigate and report potentially suspicious activity
  • Understand complex issues and customer risks associated with money laundering, terrorist financing, financial crimes or other legal and reputational risks
  • Draft suspicious activity reports to be transmitted to the federal government
  • Stay current with money laundering and terrorist financing behaviors, trends, patterns and typologies
  • Stay current with rules, laws and regulations
  • Maintain attention to detail

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of a bank operating environment and applicable systems preferred
  • Working knowledge and understanding of BSA/AML rules, laws and regulations including the USA PATRIOT Act
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound critical thinking ability
  • Sound analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to be a self-starter
  • Ability to build relationships

Industry and Work Experience:

  • 2 – 5 years of industry-related experience

Academic:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Criminal Justice or related field preferred
  • CAMS certification preferred

Disclaimer:

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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