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Financial Intelligence Unit Investigator, San Francisco, California

Created 05/04/2021
Reference 2021-12310
Category Not set
Country United States
State California
City San Francisco
Zip 94102
Salary Competitive
At First Republic, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, we believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You'll always feel empowered and valued at First Republic.

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day.

The Financial Crimes Risk Management group consists of anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, foreign corruption, fraud, and corporate security. Our program is designed to ensure protection of our clients, the U. S. financial system, and our country from illicit actors who exploit banking services with nefarious and criminal intent. Our fraud group protects our clients and Bank from losses while the Bank's physical security team protects our clients, visitors, employees and Bank's monetary and physical assets.

The Financial Intelligence Investigator ("FININT") will conduct meticulous analyses of assigned alerts within the production and rule development environments. The FININT may support varying teams and tasks within FIU. A high level summary of the requirements for this job includes, but is not limited, to the following.

What you'll do as a Financial Intelligence Unit Investigator:
  • Conduct investigative/intelligence research of alerted client account activity originating from a transaction monitoring system and review for potential money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crime activities.
  • Conduct investigative/intelligence analysis of collected information derived from varying sources such as, internal bank records/KYC documentation, banker contact, external search engines and open source websites.
  • Ability to investigate and understand varying types of client profiles related to First Republic Bank's product offerings. (i.e. Alternative investments, hedge funds, PE/VC firms, among others).
  • Draft assessment summaries and other written investigative/intelligence products to support decisions and recommendations.
  • Work effectively across varying groups and teams within the AML Operations environment as well as the AML Solutions & Analytics environment.
  • Meet key team performance standards while additionally setting personal performance goals in a production environment.
  • Participate in key trainings and learning opportunities and seek additional knowledge acquisition proactively.
  • Performs duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities as well as other projects assigned by the Manager.
  • Additional responsibilities include: 1) adhering to and complying with the applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) other duties as assigned.

You could be a great fit if you have:
  • One year of experience specific to intelligence analysis work.
  • Strong research skills and an understanding of intelligence analysis tools and techniques. Specifically, Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and experience with on-line research systems including the Internet.
  • Understanding of money laundering and other financial crime typologies.
  • Ability to multi-task and complete assignments within the deadlines.
  • Ability to make sound decisions as to non-suspicious and potentially suspicious activity.
  • Ability to complete high quality work products including clear and concisely written assessments, supported by strong analyses and documentation.
  • Team player and professional responsibility
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to execute against the Chief BSA/AML Officer's strategic vision for the Department and to further First Republic Bank's culture and values.
  • 1) Knowledge and understanding of day-to-day transactions, legal documents, and key terms in a hedge fund, alternative investments, private equity and/or venture capital firms, 2) Ability to identify red flags of money laundering and the suspicious movement of funds with these types of clients, 3) Understanding of different investment structures and strategies, and 4) As needed, the ability to train the BSA team to the above types of clients.

Job Demands:
  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.

Own your work and your career - apply now

Are you willing to take initiative and make decisions? Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.

We want hard working team players. You'll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability-that's the First Republic way. Come join us!

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.

First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.
Employer First Republic Bank

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