Director, AML Payments Job at K2 Integrity, Washington DC

  • K2 Integrity
  • Washington DC

Job Description

K2 Integrity is looking for a director or senior director for our Financial Crimes Risk Management practice with deep subject-matter expertise and experience in anti-money laundering/combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) issues, specifically in the cross-border payments and correspondent banking space. The director or senior director will work closely with the leadership of the FCRM practice on a groundbreaking engagement that involves elements of live payment review, transaction monitoring, and jurisdictional technical assistance. The director or senior director would be charged with developing policies and procedures governing internal operations, delivering training, providing advisory and guidance to operational teams, and reporting to external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have experience with U.S. and international AML/CFT regimes, as well as global AML/CFT standards set by organizations such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Wolfsberg Group. The ideal candidate will also possess excellent communication (written and oral) skills; a very strong ability to grasp complex operational details and extrapolate outwards to develop uniform policies; and demonstrated experience understanding financial crimes compliance risks and recommend mitigation strategies. A willingness to take initiative and pitch in on a variety of projects is essential, as is a flexible attitude and the ability to change course quickly in a complex and rapidly evolving operational environment.


· Research, develop, and draft AML/CFT policies and procedures for internal transaction review operations to ensure effective and efficient risk management as well as consistency with legal obligations and regulatory expectations.

· Design and conduct internal and external trainings on policies and procedures for a variety of audiences.

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve and develop new processes and to ensure efforts are efficient and synchronized across all channels.

· Work with tech teams and external stakeholders to identify reporting needs and develop regular internal and external MIS and reporting.

· Use a high level of independent judgment to solve problems, escalating issues to senior management as necessary.

· Support client engagement and business development efforts.


· Bachelor’s degree required.

· Minimum five years of professional experience in AML/CFT compliance at a financial institution or consulting firm, including at least one year in a role responsible for developing policies and procedures to address risk management problems.

· Subject-matter expertise in U.S. and international AML/CFT laws, regulations, and standards.

· Specialized experience with compliance in the cross-border payments and correspondent banking space.

· Superior research, writing, and editing skills.

· Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail.

· High levels of professionalism and self-motivation, together with a sense of urgency.

· Exceptional ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines with efficiency.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or experience in using other database applications.

· Prior training experience preferred.

· Ability to travel as needed.

Minimum Salary: $120,000 | Maximum Salary: $175,000

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours,

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