AML Investigator (On-site) Job at TEKsystems, Newark, NJ

  • TEKsystems
  • Newark, NJ

Job Description

at TEKsystems in Newark, Delaware, United States


This team handles investigations for large bank Wholesale Lending Services, Branch Referrals and Consumer. They’re having a first hand impact on battling Money Laundering cases for Human Trafficking, Terrorists, Drug Cartels, Scams, Mafia and Gangs, etc. They get to work on cases that we see on the news. This can be international or domestic alerts, handling wire transfers/ACH’s, PEP , Branch Referrals, Credit Card, Fraud Schemes, etc. they get exposure to a little bit of everything across the bank.

Day to Day:

Everyday the AML Investigations Team receives systemic alerts from our AML Transaction monitoring system or branch referrals that they are required to investigate. The investigator reviews the customer and activity to determine if they can justify why the alert is not risky to the bank to clear the alert. For alerts that can’t be justified as “not risky”, the investigator writes a Suspicious Activity Report ( SAR ) which is filed with FINCEN , a regulatory agency. SARs are used by law enforcement agencies across the country.


+ Conduct periodic internal customer and accounts reviews to identify potential suspicious activity

+ Collect and document alert, case or Suspicious Activity Report ( SAR ) history; customer background and Know Your Customer ( KYC ) information; relevant account and transaction data; plus any other required information to assist in the investigation

+ Review and analyze underlying information gathered to assess reasonable cause to close or escalate an alert to SAR ; prepare SARs for filing with FinCEN when applicable

+ Document and summarize findings including supporting information, analysis and rationale for disposition within the case management system in a timely manner

+ Build relationships with the Review and QA groups, while also effectively communicate and transfer information for investigations

+ Function as a key contributor and demonstrate knowledge of money laundering and terrorist financing typologies

+ Participate in individual and department goal development and execute on tactical strategies for goal attainment

Skills & Qualifications:

- Open to college grads or no degree as well with good experience in banking (ex. criminal justice, political science, homeland security, or English degree (don’t feel limited to these degrees, these are just the top preferred ones) / (Tellers, Fraud, AML , Compliance, etc.)

- Experience with writing/written communication

- Pattern recognition / investigations

- Military experience a plus

- People with a relevant internship, law enforcement, fraud or banking customer service role, or retail banking experience

- Needs to be okay with being in a desk job, role can be very stressful at times where they receive a lot of information and feedback at once. They will need to be adaptable and able to stare at a computer screen doing research/asking questions/taking feedback/etc.

- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Excel (if they don’t know pivot tables and v lookups have them start studying on youtube there will likely be an excel test given)


+ Previous retail banking experience is a plus – also anyone from a Fraud background

+ Previous AML is a plus

+ Investigative work, but translatable skills, recent grads, writing skills, analytical, look at data and make sense of it,

+ Excel (Pivot and V Lookup)

+ Adapt to change, receptive to feedback, take it an apply it

About TEKsystems:

We’re partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That’s the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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