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Global Financial Crime Investigator

Essen, , Germany

Job Description:

Job Title: Global Financial Crimes Investigator

Corporate Title:  Assistant Vice President

Location: Frankfurt

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

The Team:

Our established EMEA Financial Crime team consists of 16 Money Laundering Reporting Officers dealing with over 47 Regulatory bodies collaboratively working with US domestic teams. Our EMEA Financial Crime team support core functions such as Investigations, Transaction Monitoring, Regulatory engagement and drive a robust monitoring and inspection program. The Team covers over 20 languages and drives a diverse and inclusive culture.

Role Description:

The Global Financial Crimes (GFC) Investigator performs end-to-end investigations or investigations support functions of external financial crimes activities across one or more lines of business relevant to the Investigators specific area of responsibility. In the investigative role, the Investigator conducts routine to complex investigations, including fraud committed by external parties, money laundering, or terrorist financing and acts as the liaison to Law Enforcement as required.

Activities this role performs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete investigations while ensuring cases meet or exceed closure and quality metrics

  • Report facts of the investigation to assist in identifying potential operational or compliance risks

  • Complete Suspicious Activity Reports (“SAR”) in a timely and accurate manner for submission to regulators and/or law enforcement

  • Partner with GFC Management, front line units (“FLU”) or other stakeholders to resolve investigations

  • Perform quality control functions, training, communications, guidance, monitoring scenario development/enhancement input and testing, or law enforcement liaison responsibilities in an investigative support role

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in financial crimes is preferable 

  • Additional Technical/Functional Experience (e.g. Industry type): Financial Services and/or related government entity is desired

  • Certifications: ACAMS – Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists or other certification would be advantageous

  • Knowledge of global markets, banking and investment banking businesses, and related financial crimes risks

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Able to analyze large amounts of data, intelligence and information in order to detect suspicious activity

  • Ability to work in a high energy environment and to strict deadlines

  • Be a team player, with ability to work independently

  • Be able to transfer and apply relevant knowledge, experience and skills into role  

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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Primary Location:
Ruhrallee 185, Essen, 45136