BSA/AML Compliance Officer Job at Banco Santander International, Miami, FL

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  • Banco Santander International
  • Miami, FL

Job Description

BSA/AML Compliance Officer

Miami, United States of America

Position Summary:

Responsible for leading the BSA/AML and Sanctions Compliance function and being the steward for a strong AML and Sanctions risk culture. Provide reports on a regular basis and, as requested, keep the Board of Directors, senior management, holding company and head office informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts. Prepares and maintains official corporate notices, records and actions in accordance with federal and state government and regulatory agency requirements. Ensures that the AML and sanctions policies and procedures of the organization comply with all applicable laws and regulations and align with holding company and head office. Oversees the review and interpretation of new pending laws and regulations, which potentially affect the organization's business practices. Works with management on strategic planning activities to ensure and enhance organizational AML compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

BSA/AML Compliance Officer reports to the CRO.

Position Duties / Responsibilities:

Compliance Risk Management: Oversee compliance with regulatory requirements, expectations, and examinations with respect to the compliance risk function.

1) Develop and execute comprehensive Compliance Programs to ensure ongoing compliance with all regulatory requirements, including BSA, AML, and Global Sanctions.
2) Develop project plans for BSI covering compliance risk that captures the applicable regulations and identifies milestones and compliance dates
3) Report and monitor conformance and delivery against project plans, making adjustments and recommendations, where justified.
4) Identify programs impacting risk compliance management, such as IT and data related programs, and collaborate with other risk officers to recommend resources needed from the risk organization.
5) Support implementation by serving as the BSA/AML and Sanctions subject matter experts. This includes establishing a complete, informed view of compliance risk and providing direct support on methodology and analytics, implementation, etc.
6) Liaise with holding company (SHUSA), head office (Group FCC), group wealth management division, and coordinate with other affiliates.
7) Coordinate with IT, Data Analytics, Data Management, and Model Risk Management partners to ensure a sound data and model risk management practice as it applies to the various BSA/AML and Sanctions models and expert judgment models.
8) Coordinate actions to address any self-identified issues, or issues raised in audit reports, compliance reviews, model risk management validations/reviews, and regulatory examinations relative to compliance with anti-money laundering laws and regulations, Santander’s Group Global Anti-Money Laundering Policy, and BSI’s procedures, and to determine whether corrective or other follow-up action has been taken.

Anti-Money Laundering/OFAC Compliance Program: Oversee compliance with BSA/AML and OFAC regulatory, SHUSA, and Group requirements.

1) Oversee and coordinate compliance with BSI’s money laundering prevention policies, procedures and internal controls, keeping the Compliance and Management Committees informed of all pertinent matters.
2) Ensure that anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing, and regulatory compliance training is provided to all personnel, at least annually.
3) Ensure investigations of any questionable or suspicious activities identified by employees or by monitoring systems that may pose a money laundering or terrorist financing threat are properly documented and reported as Suspicious Activities to authorities as required.
4) Responsible for units BSA/AML/OFAC Risk Assessment utilized to properly identify and mitigate risks associated with the aforementioned fields.
5) Ensure that all AML and Sanctions tasks are executed in a timely manner and in line with regulatory reporting requirements.
6) Responsible for ensuring all AML and Sanctions models and expert judgment models are functioning as intended and that they are subjected to ongoing calibration (including below-the-line and above-the-line testing) and ongoing performance assessments.
7) Responsible for ensuring data from source systems adequately and accurately transfers to monitoring and filtering systems, and is subjected to ongoing data quality reviews.
8) Responsible for overseeing MIS (KPIs, KRIs), their accuracy, and maintaining the inventory of metrics, and taking action on any breaches identified through the ongoing review of MIS.
9) Chair committees, lead department-wide meetings, and lead meetings with auditors and examiners.

Staff Management: Build and maintain high-performance teams within the risk organization with the capabilities for risk identification, assessment, measurement, mitigation, aggregation and reporting processes.

1) Continue to build capabilities (technical and soft skills) in the risk management units to support the risk management framework.
2) Influence and provide input to the various departments of the Bank to ensure compliance with laws, rules and regulations, as well as industry best practices.
3) Ensure that leadership and management behaviors support the many change initiatives.
4) Support and coach direct reports in exercising opportunities for credible challenge to establish an anticipatory risk environment.
5) Ensure timely and candid performance feedback at year-end and for interim reviews, including execution of development plans.
6) Sponsor developmental opportunities including on-the-job training and continuing education for professional staff to continually strengthen their skills.
7) Sponsor training for stakeholders (1st line and 2nd line of defense, senior management and Board of Directors).

Other duties as assigned or requested by Supervisor

Specialized Knowledge:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills to influence peers and business units and interact effectively with senior management and regulators.

• Proficient at managing disparate stakeholders with differing interests, including strong negotiation skills; ability to influence beyond immediate teams in order to fully implement the compliance risk management program.

• Demonstrated skill at building, leading and managing high performance teams.

• Strong knowledge of financial products and associated compliance risks for banking and securities products.

• In depth experience and knowledge of U.S. Regulations.

• Extensive understanding of financial services regulatory compliance laws and regulations.

• Demonstrated executive presence and judgment to effectively interact with regulatory bodies.

• Capability to sponsor, direct and deliver improvements and corrective action programs.

• Strong risk and control management skills; proficient quantitative and analytical skills.

Education :

Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience

Business Experience:

15+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated required level of proficiency

Supervisory / Management Scope: Manage employees

Technical Knowledge :

Strategic and tactical understanding of compliance risk management concepts and processes, including BSA/AML, OFAC, enhanced due diligence, risk based approaches, client on-boarding, and regulatory compliance.

Licenses / Certifications :

Regulatory Commissions, CIA, ACAMS (or equivalent experience)
Risk certification or Certified Public Accountant preferred

Languages: Spanish, English   


Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occassional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown. Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

Employer Rights: Employer Rights:This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason. English

Primary Location:  Miami, FL, Miami

Other Locations:  Florida-Miami

Organization:  Banco Santander International

The base pay range for this position is posted below and represents the annualized salary range. For hourly positions (non-exempt), the annual range is based on a 40-hour work week. The exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications and location.

Salary: $216,000 - $300,000/year

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Contract work, Interim role, Immediate start,

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