Wells Fargo Bank

Financial Crimes Consultant/ GFIU Investigator

Wells Fargo Bank
Full Time
Intermediate (3-6 years)

Job Description

Financial Crimes Consultant/ GFIU Investigator

Work for a company that you can grow with.
Wells Fargo is one of the largest financial services companies in the world with US$1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through various distribution channels around the world. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.

Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all its customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. A key focus of that vision is serving the increasing financial needs of financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions and corporates. More than 3,000 team members cover the international needs of Wells Fargo’s clients from over 35 global locations.

With regional headquarters in Hong Kong, branches in Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo, and 12 representative offices, Wells Fargo covers a diverse range of businesses in Asia Pacific that includes Global Financial Institutions, Global Banking, Global Payment Services, International Trade Services, Wells Fargo Securities and Wells Fargo Asset Management.

We are looking for a high calibre candidate to join the team in the following key position:

Financial Crimes Consultant/GFIU Investigator
The Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) International Governance Office is seeking a detail oriented, highly motivated financial crimes risk manager/investigator to join the FCRM International Governance Office team.  This position will report directly to the Regional Global Financial Investigations Unit (GFIU) Manager and will play a critical role within the Wells Fargo’s Global Financial Crimes Enterprise Program. 
Duties include:
  • Detailed analysis of unusual transactions referred by Business Units, manual or automated monitoring systems.
  • Investigative research, root cause analysis regarding highly complex financial crimes transactions, and/or suspicious transactions with moderate to high risk.
  • Monitor account activity and transactions for customers under the Asia Pacific area of responsibility.
  • Identification of unusual transactions impacting the U.S. and/or other Regional GFIUs.
  • Investigation of highly complex terrorist financing and AML cases.
  • Preparation of special research projects and other analytical reports.
  • Draft Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) to meet regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer(s) as required.
  • Interaction with Relationship Managers, etc. regarding unusual transactions.  
  • Utilize a wide range of technology and programs to conduct investigations.
  • Strict adherence to approved GFIU Investigative Procedures.
  • Provide input regarding development and delivery of a wide range of training for GFIU Team Members.
  • Understanding of AML/TF Laws and Regulations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Provide timely feedback to the Regional GFIU Manager as directed.
Required Qualifications:  4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: fraud, anti-money laundering, investigations of financial crimes transactions or policy violations, risk management, or compliance; or a BS/BA degree or higher in applied sciences, mathematics, accounting, statistics, economics, finance, or criminal justice, with 2+ years of experience in the foregoing. Effective writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.  Microsoft Office skills. Reliability and conscientiousness are as important as knowledge in this role.
Desired Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of BSA/AML experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial crimes investigations.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and PowerPoint) skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work under pressure and independently in a dynamic environment to ensure assignments are completed with established deadlines.
  • Solid AML and investigations experience, with good understanding of KYC & AML requirements for various client types, lines of business, and products.
  • Knowledgeable on AML/CFT and sanctions legislation in APAC jurisdictions.  Knowledge of BSA, USA Patriot Act, OFAC, and global sanctions a plus.
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other similar designation considered a plus.

Professional Qualifications

  • Advanced AML Audit Certification (CAMS Audit)

Technical Skills

  • Anti Money Laundering (AML)
  • Compliance
  • Legal Advice
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word