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AML Investigator SAR Writing I

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  • Requisition # 10045614-WD
  • Job Type Day
  • Location Tempe, ARIZONA
  • Date Posted 09/14/2021

Your potential. Your opportunity.

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed, and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Some MUFG roles require that individuals be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to medical and/or religious exemptions, if applicable. Should you be selected for an interview, your recruiter will provide additional information.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of the laws applicable to money laundering, to include the BSA, The Patriot Act, U.S. Treasury AML guidelines, OFAC requirements and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements.
  • Review and research suspect items and/or transactions and report suspicious activity as required.
  • Communicate with AML Compliance Manager any activity and trends that could implicate potential money laundering or terrorist financing.
  • Perform routine compliance tasks and deal with routine compliance issues, typically concerning documentation, reporting, etc.
  • May assist in monitoring regulatory issues.
  • Follow established guidelines and procedures.
  • Stay apprised of regulatory matters and developments through regular review of appropriate compliance publications and websites and by participating in relevant compliance conferences and other training events.
  • Apply knowledge of company policies and standard practices to resolve problems.
  • Analyze issues and use judgment to make decisions.
  • Escalate non-standard problems or issues.
  • Understanding of banking and financial services, including an understanding of the various types of products, services, and transactions that are typical for the Branch.
  • Analytical/Investigative skills to determine unusual or possible suspicious activity regarding transaction or account activities.



  • Bachelor degree and/or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years in banking, with a strong emphasis on BSA, AML and OFAC laws and regulations.
  • Candidates must have AML experience within Correspondent Banking accounts.
  • Experience preparing and writing SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports); taking what is recommended from the alert adjudicators and analysts; the investigator would research and determine if something is suspicious; then create SARs.
  • CAMS certification preferred but not required.
  • Experience in analyzing or managing financial crime investigative processes.
  • Experience interacting with senior managers and compliance subject matter experts.
  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies.
  • Detail-oriented and organized execution.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

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