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Sr Quantitative Fin Analyst - AML Models

New York, New York;

Job Description:

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The Senior Quantitative Financial Analyst will contribute to the Corporate Audit function’s coverage of various types of models used for anti-money Laundering (AML) transaction monitoring, economic sanctions and fraud detections. Responsible for conducting assessment of the conceptual soundness, data inputs and outputs, assumptions and limitations, and, the proper use of the aforementioned model types. Oversees and executes the assigned areas of audit work, providing day to day coaching and guidance to teammates. Executes audit strategy for the sound application of risk based auditing by defining audit scope, audit program, and test procedures. Exercises critical thinking and judgment to effectively influence management to improve the control environment. When leading an audit engagement, is responsible for day to day coaching, mentoring, and performance feedback. Fosters an inclusive work environment. Incumbents possess excellent quantitative/analytic skills and a deep knowledge of AML and economical sanction practices in the financial industry.


  • Conduct detailed audits of various models, focusing on AML transaction monitoring, economic sanctions and fraud detection models. This involves examining the accuracy of model inputs, assumptions, methodologies, and outcomes.

  • Assess the model risk management framework of the organization, and controls related to model development, validation, implementation, and ongoing monitoring.

  • Collaborate with model users, developers, risk managers, and other relevant stakeholders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the models being audited and the associated risks.

  • Communicate work through formal audit templates, reports, as well as through presentations to stakeholders. Work effectively as a team member with other quantitative analysts at the company

  • Participate in the planning and execution of internal audit assignments on models, ensuring work is performed in accordance with the audit division’s methodology.

  • Based on the results of audit testing, identify and draft audit observations for review and subsequent debriefing with the key partners.

  • Conduct validation testing of the audit issue action plans completed by the business.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in the development, validation, use, and/or auditing AML transaction monitoring, economic sanctions and fraud detection models

  • 2+ years experience in AML, Financial Crimes and/or Fraud

  • Excellent analytic, technical, communication and auditing skills

  • Strong understanding of quantitative modeling concepts, financial instruments, and risk assessment methodologies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related quantitative field

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced degrees in a qualitative field

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Job Code Summary:

Responsible for independently conducting quantitative analytics and complex modeling projects. Leads efforts in development of new models, analytic processes or system approaches. Creates documentation for all activities and may work with technology staff in design of any system to run models developed. Incumbents possess excellent quantitative/analytic skills and are able to influence strategic direction, as well as develop tactical plans.


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 15% of the time

New York pay and benefits information

New York pay range:

$151,000 - $205,500 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.