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MUFG Union Bank AML Investigator I in Tempe, Arizona


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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.

Job Summary:

Position reports to a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Team Leader in AML Operations.

Responsible for performing independent reviews and analysis of possible suspicious activity to ensure compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act. You will provide research and evaluation of anti-money laundering (AML) alerts and cases and accurately and sufficiently document analysis and findings in the MUFG Union Bank or MUFG Bank case management systems. Additionally, may complete defined tasks to support the creation of Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) and other relevant documentation related to non-SAR filing decisions. You will have direct responsibility for quality and integrity of research and analysis completed and documented in SAR forms or within various database. Recommends course of action for most events but may seek guidance from a manager or higher-level investigator when analysis identifies unusual or uncommon situations.

Review less complex and risky client situations and provides findings to management to evaluate potential risk to the Bank. This position typically serves as an entry level AML Investigator.

Major Responsibilities:

  • (80%) Perform AML alert and case review including research to determine whether suspicious activity exists. Work within established FIU performance timeframes and in accordance with quality standards set forth within the FIU procedures. Researches and evaluates AML risks involving transactions sourced to the automated AML detection and alerting system. Ensures alerts and case determinations are appropriate, fully supported, and clearly documented.

  • (10%) Maintain solid relationships with key business partners to obtain and validate client information. Provide good customer service. Requires close working relationships with the Americas Financial Crimes Compliance business partners.

  • (10%) Department support, as assigned.



  • Minimum of 2 years direct work experience in AML risk analysis or equivalent with related experience in other areas of banking and preferably in the financial services industry.

  • Experience reviewing and analyzing foreign and domestic correspondent banking transaction activity highly desirable.

  • You have a deep understanding of domestic and international wire transfers.

  • You have good organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

  • You are able to multi-task, adapt well to changing priorities, and effectively prioritize workflow to meet critical deadlines.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, demanding, and changing environment; and work well under pressure.

  • Strong analytical skills required.

  • You will need basic working knowledge of AML/BSA laws and regulations relative to money laundering and terrorist financing and must be able to apply this knowledge in assessing transaction activity. Experience monitoring high risk customer accounts is helpful.

  • Knowledge of AML “red flags”, particularly with respect to wire transfers and correspondent banking is desirable.

  • CAMS certification is desirable.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the 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.

Job: Compliance

Primary Location: ARIZONA-Tempe

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10039885-WD