AML Investigator SAR Job at MUFG, Tempe, AZ

  • MUFG
  • Tempe, AZ

Job Description

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MUFG ), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 120,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG , where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

The selected colleague will work at an MUFG office or client sites four days per week and work remotely one day. A member of our recruitment team will provide more details.

The AML Investigator would be responsible for conducting extensive, complex investigations to identify potentially suspicious financial and/or fraudulent activity, to include money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud and/or any other financial risk or crime. The Investigator will make recommendations to the AML Financial Intelligence Unit Manager regarding suspicious activity, and will be responsible for preparing Suspicious Activity Reports (“ SAR ”) in compliance with established regulatory guidelines and time frames.


+ Knowledge of the laws applicable to money laundering, to include the BSA , The Patriot Act, U.S. Treasury AML guidelines, OFAC requirements and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements.

+ Review and research suspect items and/or transactions and report suspicious activity as required

+ Communicate with AML Compliance Manager any activity and trends that could implicate potential money laundering or terrorist financing.

+ Performs routine compliance tasks and deals with routine compliance issues, typically concerning documentation, reporting, etc. May assist in monitoring regulatory issues. Follows established guidelines and procedures.

+ Stay apprised of regulatory matters and developments through regular review of appropriate compliance publications and websites and by participating in relevant compliance conferences and other training events.

+ Applies knowledge of company policies and standard practices to resolve problems

+ Analyzes issues and uses judgment to make decisions. Escalates non-standard problems or issues

+ Understanding of banking and financial services, including an understanding of the various types of products, services, and transactions that are typical for the Branch

+ Analytical/Investigative skills to determine unusual or possible suspicious activity regarding transaction or account activities


+ 1-3 years in banking, with a strong emphasis on BSA , AML and OFAC laws and regulations.

+ 1-2 years of experience using Excel

+ Candidates must have AML experience within Correspondent Banking accounts.

+ Experience preparing and writing SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports).

+ Taking what is recommended from the alert adjudicators and analysts; the investigator would research and determine if something is suspicious. The candidate would then create SARs.

+ CAMS certification preferred but not required.

+ Experience in analyzing or managing financial crime investigative processes

+ Experience interacting with senior managers and compliance subject matter experts

+ Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

+ Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies

+ Detail-oriented and organized execution


+ Bachelor degree and/or equivalent relevant experience.

The typical base pay range for this role is between $69K – $83K depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and location. This role may also be eligible for certain discretionary performance-based bonus and/or incentive compensation. Additionally, our Total Rewards program provides colleagues with a competitive benefits package (in accordance with the eligibility requirements and respective terms of each) that includes comprehensive health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, educational assistance and training programs, income replacement for qualified employees with disabilities, paid maternity and parental bonding leave, and paid vacation, sick days, and holidays. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click the link below.

MUFG Benefits Summary (

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At MUFG , our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

+ Client Centric

+ People Focused

+ Listen Up. Speak Up.

+ Innovate & Simplify

+ Own & Execute

Job Tags

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