Mgr, AML Quality Assurance

Alliance Data Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 7 months ago

The AML Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of all AML control and investigations functions implemented throughout the AML/BSA team. This includes a review of the suspicious activity monitoring, investigations, screening and enhanced due diligence activities performed by Financial Crimes Unit and 1st line business units . The QA Manager is responsible for acting as a secondary control to ensure the AML Program procedures are executed, and reviewed timely, accurately, and are complete. The Quality Assurance Manager will support the program's evaluation and quality assurance/improvement activities utilizing industry best practices, data analytics, and 3rd party independent evaluations to continuously strengthen the compliance with regulatory guidelines. The ideal candidate should have a strong technical aptitude, program/analysis capabilities and a strong understanding of how decision-making and insights can be supported by timely and reliable data. They will review, analyze, interpret, and succinctly summarize information from diverse sources using reporting and data analysis tools to identify trends and patterns. The AML Quality Analyst will serve as a subject matter expert (SME) of the transaction and due diligence analysis on investigations, and have strong awareness of data management practices that support the FCU

Reports to

Chief AML Officer

Essential Job Functions

  • This role is responsible for monitoring the health of the CIP

  • Participate in the development and tuning of models using data mining and SAS/SQL queries in support of process optimization, solving and testing for various solutions;

  • Perform statistical/analytical analysis, root cause analysis, data mining, business intelligence, visual analytics/visualization in support of BSA/AML operations;

  • Write effective documentation of model development and tuning to meet standards set by the model governance group;

  • Work with the internal partners to implement models within a framework to allow most efficient and effective use of models for BSA/AML purposes;

  • Analyze current systems and processes to identify potential improvements or enhancements;

  • Stay current with technical enhancements, methodologies, statistical and analytical techniques and trends related to model management and development;

  • Research, understand, and implement next-generation analytical capabilities to MMO's core functions.

Education/Certifications Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative or business background Work Experience

  • Minimum requirements: 5 years of compliance, Quality Assurance, or Quality Control operations experience.

  • Familiarity with credit card organizations is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of USA Patriot Act/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory requirements required, including understanding of OFAC sanctions and CDD/KYC requirements.

  • High level analytical research and investigative skill set including experience with background checks/intelligence/customer research/transactional analysis.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and experience with analytical and data visualization tools

  • Ability to identify gaps and/or risk exposure in AML compliance programs.

  • Demonstrated familiarity/competency in using transaction monitoring software, screening applications, and various AML Investigative tools. Knowledge of Actimize, Dow Jones, Lexis Nexis, strongly preferred.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills required.

  • Strong investigative/analytical/problem resolution skills required.

  • Relevant Professional Certification (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Associate of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) or Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) is a plus.

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements

Normal office environment, minimal travel may be required.

Direct Reports


This job description is illustrative of the types of duties typically performed by this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of each and every essential function of the job. Because job content may change from time to time, the Company reserves the right to add and/or delete essential functions from this job at any time.

Alliance Data card services business

Alliance Data's card services business develops market-leading private label, co-brand, and business credit card programs for many of the world's most recognizable brands. Through our branded credit programs, we help build more profitable relationships between our partners and their cardmembers, and drive lasting loyalty. We uphold our Know more. Sell more. promise by leveraging unmatched customer insights, advanced analytics, and broad-reaching innovative capabilities. It's how we deliver increased sales to our partners, build enduring loyalty to their brands, and provide more value to our cardmembers.

  • Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

  • All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of credit and background checks.

  • Alliance Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Alliance Data will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for Alliance Data.

  • Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.

  • Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal and credit histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Mgr, AML Quality Assurance

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