FIU Investigations Specialist

Austin, Texas | Freelance | Job ID #58151 |
Posted Last Month

Onward Search is seeking and experienced financial services professional experienced in the Anti-Fraud and money laundering area. Out client a premiere eCommerce brand is seeking this individual on a 6 month extendable contract basis working out of their Austin, TX office.

Key Responsibilities and Qualities:

  • Navigating through complex data, including internal and external research, in order to provide critical information in a well-documented research file that may lead to the filing of suspicious activity reports (SARs) as required by law
  • Identifying, developing, and applying AML typologies, analytics, and investigative techniques
  • Documenting investigative findings in the narrative style format of a SAR in a case management system for preparation and filing directly with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Team player with strong collaborative qualities and a positive demeanor
  • Knowledge and experience with BSA laws, regulations and related compliance requirements (including reporting and record retention requirements), international AML/CFT standards such as those promulgated by the Financial Action Task Force, OFAC compliance, and understanding of how changes in those regulations or compliance requirements affect FIU management
  • Two (2) + years of experience in the investigation and research of money laundering and/or terrorist financing in a BSA/AML compliance, federal law enforcement, or regulator environment
  • Ability to assist in the scoping and building of tools needs to conduct analysis, investigations, and created related analytics
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior AML and compliance management, senior law enforcement officials, and FIU counterparts internally and in similar regulated entities
  • Working knowledge of the risk indicator trends in money laundering, terrorist financing or other related financial crime and the ability to position our processes to ensure we are able to mitigate those risks
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Analytical, investigative research and documentation skills
  • Ability to work with agility in a fast paced, and rapidly changing environment, within time-critical situations
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Access) including the use of pivot tables
  • Ability to work on confidential and sensitive matters with a high degree of professionalism and discretion
  • Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Financial Crimes Specialist, Certified Fraud Examiner, or related professional certification preferred

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.