Anti Money Laundering Investigator (Remote Eligible)

Champaign, Illinois
May 09, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Full Time

What You'll Do

Busey's AML Investigators identify and investigate suspicious activity in support and fulfillment of the Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act (AML/BSA) regulatory requirements. They Analyze customer account transactions to detect suspicious activity and decide on appropriate courses of action.

Additional Duties

  • Reviews and analyzes alerts generated by the Bank's electronic monitoring software, internal referrals, criminal subpoenas, negative media reports, as well as other sources, to decide as to whether the activity warrants further review.
  • Responsible for all aspects of case investigations including:
    • Objectively evaluating available suspect information and transaction activity.
    • Promptly escalating significant investigation findings to management.
    • Drafting a well thought out decision to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) or close a case with a "no SAR" decision.
    • Preparing a thorough case file with detailed notes, appropriate supporting documentation.
    • Preparing a timely, complete, and accurate SAR, if required.
    • Immediately notifying local or federal law enforcement agencies of the suspicious activity, if necessary.
  • Assists the manager and senior investigators with larger and more complex investigations.
  • Makes the recommendations for closing customer accounts/relationships if warranted by the results of the investigation.
  • Exercises sound judgment and observes the highest degree of confidentiality in the handling of alert, case and SAR information.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of anti-money laundering regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to independently analyze, research, and problem solve

Ability to:

  • Multi-task and work independently
  • Perform duties with attention to detail; high level of accuracy
  • Prioritize work to meet deadlines


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required
  • At least 0-2 years of job related BSA/AML compliance experience including experience conducting investigations in fraud or anti-money laundering


  • Customer Service - Adheres to The Busey Promise service standards set through Service Excellence in order to anticipate and exceed the needs of our customers, both internal and external.
  • Change Management - Champions and creates followership for change, and effectively navigates through uncertainty and difficult transitions.
  • Functional Knowledge and Technical Skills - Skilled in job-specific knowledge that is necessary to provide the appropriate quantity and quality of work in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Accountability - Work behaviors demonstrate responsible personal and professional conduct, which contributes to the overall goals and objectives of Busey.
  • Interpersonal Relations (Teamwork) - Interacts effectively with others to establish and maintain smooth working relations.
  • Business Acumen - Using an understanding of business issues, processes, and outcomes to enhance business performance.
  • Results Driven - Monitors performance and maintains a sense of urgency to drive results.
  • Fostering Innovation - Developing, sponsoring, or supporting the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies.
  • Oral Communication - Communicating ideas and information verbally to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact.

Remote Eligible In: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin

Busey believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Equal Opportunity Employment is a priority for Busey and all qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, military status, veterans status, citizenship status, disability, order of protection or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or other non-merit based factors.

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