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BSA Compliance Specialist I FIU (Remote)

Company: M&T Bank
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Responsible for assisting the Compliance Specialist II in ensuring adherence to State and Federal regulatory compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act and OFAC. Interacts with business unit compliance personnel to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Legal & Regulatory Risk Management. Assesses and mitigates the risks associated with high risk customers through enhanced due diligence review and suspicious activity identification throughout M&T Bank Corporation to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations and to minimize penalties and reputational losses.
  • Legal & Regulatory Identification & Communication. Remains current on legal and regulatory requirements in cooperation with Counsel's Office, as applicable.
  • Compliance Policies & Control Procedures. Implements internal policies and control procedures with a thorough knowledge and understanding of guidance, laws and regulations. Makes recommendations to improve policies and procedures to maximize departmental resources.
  • Customer Due Diligence/Enhanced Due Diligence and Suspicious Activity Identification and Reporting. Detects, monitors, analyzes and reports suspicious activity with respect to money laundering and terrorist financing. Monitors complex customer activity in order to ensure that M&T is not doing business with persons involved in money laundering or terrorist financing or with prohibited persons or entities designed by OFAC and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Responsible for performing tasks in a manner that are compliant with applicable laws and regulations and / or that serve to help the company be in compliance with laws and regulations that apply to the business line the position supports.
  • Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.Scope of Responsibilities:The position works within supervision of the BSA Compliance Specialist II and is required to exercise independent judgment, discretion and includes decision-making in lieu of the BSA Compliance Specialist II.The position has contact with internal departments of M&T Bank Corporation and its subsidiaries.The position involves establishing and maintaining relationships with external contacts including but not limited to members of various law enforcement agencies.Supervisory/ Managerial Responsibilities:Not Applicable.Education and Experience Required:Bachelors' degree or the equivalent in work experience3+ years' experience in an audit, risk management, compliance or investigative service experience or 6+ years banking experience.Proficient personal computer skills to include spreadsheet, word-processing, database systems and othersoftware utilized by the department.Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills.Strong understanding of bank wide systems, M&T Bank operations and systematic functionality.Strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills.Must possess a strong ability to use expert resources, including the Internet.Exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.Ability to read and understand Federal and State guidance, laws and regulations.Ability to coordinate and work collaboratively with internal and external contacts on a daily basis.Strong ability to identify efforts that will improve organizational efficiency.Record of achieving results in self and in fellow team members.Must have knowledge and experience to anticipate, identify and resolve problems.Must possess self-motivation and organizational skills.Education and Experience Preferred:Knowledge of BSA/AML and OFAC regulationsManagement or supervisor experienceACAMS Certification preferred.Knowledge of the organization's operations, systems and practices within business units.LocationBuffalo, New York, United States of America

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