Analyst-Compliance - Inventory and Forecast Team

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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.

The successful candidate will support the enterprise by partnering with colleagues and stakeholders in the development and execution of inventory management strategies by identifying issues impacting inventory and resource management. This includes regularly analyzing metrics based reporting to determine appropriate work allocation to accommodate changing volumes and availability of investigative staff, as well as coordinating with other teams within the FIU to ensure that inventory strategies are appropriately communicated across all sites.  The successful candidate will conduct daily assessments of alert inventory and progress against established priorities, and will also periodically evaluate the effectiveness of strategies and propose changes as necessary to accommodate new processes, resourcing levels, alert volumes, and regulatory expectations.

  • Create and update regular performance reports
  • Present reports and findings to management
  • Monitor and develop strategies to address potential Aging, KRI, and/or KPI challenges while working with various GFCC partners.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders within, and external, to the FIU to address resolve inventory management and case distribution concerns
  • Analyze processes and procedures, and recommend management strategies along with specific types of data that can be used to track against priorities
  • Analyze data and to identify trends
  • Identify irregularities in performance and research why
  • Discover efficiencies/inefficiencies in performance and provide suggestions for continued enhancements
  • Assist various stakeholders with reporting needs and ad hoc analysis
  • Analyze and estimate the impact changes have on the business and conduct resource impact analysis
  • Conduct life cycle data analysis and outline critical information for Sr. Leadership
  • Use statistical methods to analyze data and generate useful business reports
  • Work with management team to create a prioritized list of needs for each business segment
  • Identify and recommend efficiencies and strategies to deliver on core requirements
  • Use data to create models that depict trends
  • Draft weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance snapshots


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
  • 2+ years’ data mining experience required
  • Experience in Mathematics, Business Administration, or Finance preferred
  • A background in BSA-AML compliance, complex data analysis and reporting, audit,  or complex investigations a plus
  • Superior organization and planning skills with attention to detail a must 
  • Demonstrated ability in critical thinking, strategic planning, adaptability and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior management and achieve results through others 
  • The ideal candidate will also have project management experience; excellent Excel and report creation skills; an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and a willingness to be a deadline-driven team player in a dynamic environment. 
  • Working knowledge of Micro Strategy reporting database, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and/or SharePoint is preferred.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work autonomously

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: 19016808
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2019, 9:01:00 PM