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AML Leader - Client Activity Monitoring

Elmhurst, IL; Pennington, NJ; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; - United States

Job number: 18061741

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Job Description:

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment products and services for individuals, companies, and institutions. Merrill Lynch wealth management is one of the largest businesses of its kind in the world specializing in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment advice and guidance.

Merrill Lynch’s financial advisors help clients pursue the life they envision through a one-on-one relationship with an advisor committed to their needs.  We believe trust comes from transparency.  Our trusted financial advisors are equipped with access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch coupled with the banking convenience of Bank of America

This position supports Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (MLWM), and will work with key business and support partners to drive strategic initiatives focused on operational excellence through the use of data & analytics.  The area of focus for this position will span Wealth Management Data including Client, Account and Trade data.  The position requires the ability to proactively identify and deliver relevant data to address key business needs that will improve the operating and analytical model of the business and reduce risk.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 plus years of managing investigation monitoring process for client activity, including FIU or Investigations..

    Experience working with Banking and Brokerage products.

  • Proven experience developing, directing and overseeing monitoring program for LOB.
  • Strong executive presence and communication skills (verbal and written) are needed to partner with, establish credibility with, and influence senior executives (internal and external) and stakeholders in a heavily matrixes environment.
  • Strong project management skills. Be able to manage multiple resources to completion of quality deliverables in a pressured, time-sensitive environment with multiple competing priorities without having direct authority.
  • Must be highly motivated and tenacious; perseverant and resilient in pursuing objectives despite challenges.  Possess mature business judgment and be proactive, well organized and results-oriented. 
  • Must be able to understand technical delivery at a detailed level in order to identify connection points, dependencies and risks to plan
  • Must be able to effectively explain (verbal and written) technical delivery to business partners as well as able to translate business strategy into specific goals, tactic and action plans
  • An analytical mindset with the propensity to consider end to end solutions to complex problems
  • Insight to recognize gaps and execution risks and acumen to devise appropriate remediation plans
  • Interpersonal skills to lead a diverse group of constituents which are distributed across functional areas and physical locations
  • Must have ability to work in a fast paced, cross-functional environment


  • Minimum five (5) years in the financial services industry

    Minimum three (3) years in Compliance and/or AML Compliance and/or legal, audit, risk management role


  • Bachelor’s Degree required,  Accountancy, Banking, Business, Economics or Law degree preferred.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification preferred

Posting Date: 10/12/2018

Elmhurst, IL, ELMHURST SOUTH, 1000 S York Rd,
- United States

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Full / Part-time: Full time

Hours Per Week: 40

Shift: 1st shift

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