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Analyst-Compliance - Special Investigtations

New York, New York

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Job Description

American Express’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), within Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC), provides end-to-end support and oversight of global financial crimes investigations.  In conjunction with GFCC partners, the FIU develops and implements automated transaction monitoring rules, reports, and other processes designed to identify activity potentially indicative of criminal behavior.  The FIU also investigates potentially suspicious financial activity and, when appropriate, files suspicious activity reports (SARs) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and/or refers matters to internal compliance partners for review and reporting globally.  In addition, the FIU manages risk associated with politically exposed persons and persons and entities on core sanctions and risk lists through regular screening, and also manages risk associated with improper payments that could be indicative of bribery, corruption, or other illicit activity by reviewing internal American Express payments and expenditures.  The FIU performs a critical role in ensuring that American Express complies with all applicable laws and regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and provides law enforcement with key information for the investigation and prosecution of money laundering and terrorist financing, credit card fraud, identity theft, and other criminal activity.
An analyst in the FIU performs critical functions in the enterprise-wide suspicious activity monitoring, investigations, and reporting process. Specific responsibilities include conducting special and complex investigations, enhanced due diligence research, transaction monitoring, collaborating with law enforcement and other financial institutions, SAR drafting, link analysis, analytics, money laundering risk assessments, and other special projects. An analyst utilizes a wide variety of research and transaction monitoring tools and is responsible for preparing various regulatory and analytical reports.


  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills
  • Must be self-motivated, dependable, adaptable and detail oriented with a proven ability to work independently or within a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task effortlessly and manage competing priorities under demanding deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work experience in any of the following areas is required: BSA-AML compliance, law enforcement, general compliance, audit, complex investigations, or legal
  • Excellent editing and writing skills are an absolute must
  • A qualified candidate must also have a keen attention to detail in writing and analysis; proven analytical and problem-solving skills; an ability to manage multiple varied projects simultaneously; computer and internet research skills; strong communication skills; and a willingness to be a deadline-driven team player
  • An advanced degree and/or knowledge of domestic and/or international SAR filing requirements preferred

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.


Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 18015776
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 9, 2018, 11:01:00 PM
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