BNY Mellon Careers

Lead Analyst, SAR Investigations

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 and Corporate Security Departments.  Activity investigated by the Team includes money laundering, terrorist financing, public corruption, identity theft, wire fraud, securities fraud, market manipulation, data breaches, OFAC sanctions violations, and other types of fraud. 


SART is looking for a Lead Analyst, SAR Investigations to join its team of legal and compliance professionals.  The Lead Analyst investigates suspicious activity involving potential instances of money laundering and financial fraud and is responsible for the drafting of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by BNY Mellon with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury, and documenting decisions not to file SARs.   Key responsibilities include (1) conducting comprehensive investigations of potentially suspicious activity that consistently demonstrate thorough research (both open and closed source) and sharp analysis; (2) appropriately recommending to Reviewing Attorneys whether a SAR be filed; (3) drafting timely, error-free and well-written SARs and No SARs that follow FinCEN regulations and SART guidance; and (4) ensuring a comprehensive and well-organized case file. Strong and consistent attention to detail along with an ability to work efficiently and handle tight deadlines are critical skills for this demanding role.  This team member must also effectively communicate and develop relationships with senior colleagues and collaborate with them on investigations. The team member will apply a foundational understanding of the check and lockbox products and services offered by the organization and requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act in order to perform their job function.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Graduate Degree in Law, Business, or Intelligence Studies preferred. 3-5 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) certification and intelligence work in the private or public sector, is preferred.

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: 85097
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1819253