BSA/AML Enhanced Due Diligence Analyst

Location
Midvale, Utah
Salary
Open
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 02, 2025

Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation's premier financial services companies operating as a collection of great banks under local brands and management teams in high-growth western markets. Zions is regularly recognized by American Banker as one of the "Best Banks to Work For" and as having a top banking team in its list of "The Most Powerful Women in Banking." Our customers consistently vote us as the best bank in our local markets., We value our employees, and we are committed to search out, recognize and create fulfilling opportunities for outstanding people within our organization, rewarding them for their contributions to our success. We recognize that banking is a "local" business, and that to be successful, we must have very strong ties to the communities we serve and strong relationships with our customers.

With benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing and company-matched 401(k) contributions, Zions is dedicated to being an employer of choice in our communities. At Zions, the possibilities are endless. You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity. 

We are currently seeking a BSA/AML Enhanced Due Diligence Analyst to join our team.  This position will be full time work from home in a location within the Zions Bancorporation footprint (Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Texas, Colorado)  

  • Responsible for BSA/AML investigative operations and the application of the BSA and USA PATRIOT Act requirements to daily activities. 
  • Analyze high risk client activity for possible suspicious activity related to illegal activities such as money laundering, terrorist financing or fraud. 
  • Utilizes multiple sources for determining customer activity is not suspicious or warrants further analysis. 
  • Present a logical supported conclusions for the customer assessment. 
  • Understands and applies knowledge of BSA/AML typologies and the ability to identify red flags and current trends of suspicious activity during the review of alerted activity. 
  • Communicates with branches to gather further client information to decision the alert. 
  • Writes communications necessary to close alerts that clearly support the conclusion. 
  • Meet SLA requirements and Quality Assurance performance levels for completed work. 
  • Responsible for three different types of reviews: Ongoing Due Diligence (ODD) Alert Assessments, High Risk Assessments and High Risk Reviews. 
  • Responsible to understand each client due for review and review type. 
  • Documents reviews in the case management system. 
  • Assess complex customer relationships and understand relationships across multiple account relationships. 
  • Prepare and thoroughly document factual findings in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Communicates with branch and department managers, as necessary, in researching and investigating cases. 
  • Compiles data and maintains necessary records and files to assure efficient and consistent reporting of investigations. 
  • Makes recommendations for closing account relationships to the appropriate management or risk officers. 
  • Meet SLAs for the completion of schedule reviews. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Intelligence Studies, Accounting, Finance or related field and 1+ years of Bank Secrecy Act and/or AML compliance processes, procedures, and regulations or other directly related compliance experience. Financial crime investigation experience preferred. A combination of education and experience may meet requirements. 
  • Relevant Professional Certification; Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Associate of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) or Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) is a plus. 
  • Basic working knowledge of BSA/AML Compliance as it applies to suspicious activity for money laundering, terrorist financing and fraud. 
  • Understanding of complex financial transactions and business relationships. 
  • Good analytical, documentation, customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Ability to manage deadlines, be organized, follow through, detail-oriented and accurate. 
  • Ability to meet performance expectations including Service Level Agreements for errors and Quality Assurance score expectations. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work independently and adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Good research and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to translate complex situations into easily understood narratives. 
  • Ability to be an independent thinker and to defend one's own work. 
  • Ability to handle delicate and/or sensitive situations. 
  • Strong PC skills desired with an emphasis in MS Excel and Word. 
  • Knowledge of related systems used to conduct research and bank operations as it relates to the flow of funds through financial institutions.

This position is eligible to earn a base salary in the range of $50,000 - $75,000 annually depending on job-related factors such as level of experience and location.

Benefits:  

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!  
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance 
  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays, and any applicable state holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience 
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees enrolled in an accredited degree program related to the needs of the business, maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, employees are eligible for the program upon hire
  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products


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