Senior Analyst, SAR Investigator

Job Description

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.



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.


The Sr. Analyst, SAR Investigator performs quality assurance activities related to 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.   Key responsibilities include working closely with Investigators and Attorneys to ensure SARs meet and exceed regulatory standards.  Responsibilities include reviews of data entry in all SAR fields and narratives, ensuring a complete case file, identifying and correcting minor data entry errors, and collaborating with Investigators to address more significant issues. A 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 also must effectively communicate and develop relationships with senior colleagues and collaborate with them on their SAR submissions. The team member will occasionally also investigate their own cases and draft SARs or documents detailing reasons not to file a SAR.  The team member will apply a foundational understanding of the products and services offered throughout the organization and the requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act in order to perform their job function and conduct side projects and other alert reviews


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.  0-3 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 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: 85096
Job: Legal
Organization: Legal Affairs-HR06241
Requisition Number: 1917466