IDB Bank

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Job Title:FIU Investigator Location:New York, NY
Department Name:Compliance Date Posted:8/6/2013
Job Description:

Company Information

Israel Discount Bank of New York, also known by its registered service mark, "IDB Bank", is a full service commercial bank chartered by the State of New York and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Our liquidity and capital ratios are strong, and we are ranked by Crain's New York Business as the 14th largest commercial bank in the New York area. the Bank provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic status, citizenship status, marital status, military or veteran status, current unemployment or any other legally protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

Job Summary

Based in New York, the AML Investigator works under the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) SAR Manager and in close conjunction with an FIU Team Leader. Primary responsibility will be to conduct thorough AML investigations of customer transactions and present and prepare SARs in order to ensure that the bank is in compliance with BSA/AML regulatory requirements.

This individual must be have strong knowledge of laws and regulations relating to money laundering including the Bank Secrecy Act, PATRIOT Act, KYC, OFAC, SAR and CTR.

Job Description:

The AML Investigator is responsible for reviewing AML alerts for potentially suspicious activity while conducting due diligence through various sources, both internal and external, documenting investigations and its results, and providing initial recommendations and dispositions with supporting reasons. The investigator is responsible for all alerts from beginning to end of the review, which may include presenting the recommendation to the SAR Committee and preparing SARs, while ensuring that the entire process is handled in a timely manner. The investigator is expected to become knowledgeable in currency regulations of the various countries in which the Bank has presence. The investigator is also expected to multi-task ad hoc/special projects when requested by management together with the investigator's regular responsibilities


The individual must have a solid knowledge of AML investigative processes and AML reporting requirements within the financial services industry. An Associates or Bachelors degree is required. The individual must be able to communicate effectively to management both orally and in writing. The individual must possess strong analytical skills; excellent follow through and attention to detail, consistent sound judgment, strong organizational skills and excellent time management. Individuals must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision while performing multiple tasks and meeting challenging deadlines. MS Word & Excel.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, criminology, or other related fields, 2-4 years experience in AML investigations, knowledge of Mantas system. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable. Knowledge of Portuguese and/or Hebrew is helpful. CAMS designation, MS PowerPoint.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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