Specialist, SAR Investigator

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 Specialist, SAR Investigator to join its team of legal and investigative professionals.  The Specialist conducts moderately complex to complex investigations involving potential instances of money laundering and financial fraud.  The Specialist is also responsible for the drafting of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by BNY Mellon with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and documenting decisions not to file SARs.  Key responsibilities include (1) analyzing transaction data; (2) conducting comprehensive investigations of potentially suspicious activity; (3) recommending whether to file a SAR; (4) drafting timely, error-free and well-written SARs and No SARs that follow FinCEN regulations and SART guidance; and (5) 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 be expected to apply a foundational understanding of the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act and apply it to check, debit card, ACH and correspondent banking products and services offered by the organization.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Graduate Degree in Law, Business, or Intelligence Studies preferred. 5-7 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: 85098
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1916545