BNY Mellon Careers

Sr. Specialist, SAR Investigator

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description

                                                                                         The Suspicious Activity Response Team (“SART”) carries out the company’s enterprise-wide financial intelligence and suspicious activity investigation and reporting function.  SART’s primary mission is to mitigate company risk through excellence in suspicious activity investigations and reporting.  The Team works closely with the company’s Compliance, Corporate Security, Information Security, and Legal Departments.  Activity investigated by the Team includes money laundering, terrorist financing, public corruption, identity theft, wire fraud, securities fraud, market manipulation, data breaches, economic sanctions violations, and other types of fraud. SART seeks a Senior Specialist, SAR Reviewer to join its team of legal and investigative professionals.  The Senior Specialist, SAR Reviewer focuses on review of case investigations performed by Investigator staff, particularly those relating to lockbox deposit, check, debit card, and similar activity, and makes decisions about whether to report suspicious activity as required under the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act.  Key responsibilities include conducting research and analysis of suspicious account activity, gathering documents as necessary and reviewing compiled case investigation files in order to review case investigation decisions made by Investigators, analyzing transaction data, research results, and information compiled by the Investigator staff to ascertain whether transaction activity is suspicious and requires external reporting, validating decisions regarding whether particular activity is isolated or part of a larger issue, identifying and resolving discrepant information, and escalating related matters for internal disposition as appropriate.  In addition, the SAR Reviewer works with the lines of business and participates in discussions with higher levels of management and more senior personnel within the shared services such as Compliance, Risk, Audit, etc., collaborates with Investigator staff on their investigations and provides recommendations/feedback, reviews presented business issues, conducts appropriate research and investigation, and crafts solutions around suspicious activity reporting.  


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.  Graduate Degree in Law, Business, or Intelligence Studies preferred. 7-10 years of total work experience preferred.  Experience working for a financial institution on AML/ KYC/ anti-fraud related projects and/or ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) certification and intelligence work in the private or public sector, is preferred.

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

As part one of the safest and most trusted financial institutions, the BNY Mellon Legal department mitigates risk and handles legal affairs to ensure the security of the company and its clients. BNY Mellon's Legal Department, has overall responsibility for government affairs and advises on advocacy and policy initiatives of the company to support BNY Mellon's domestic and international operations, and they also support all bank regulatory and supervisory issues.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Internal Jobcode: 85099
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1809562