Financial Crimes Consultant 2

Job Description

This position is on the centralized Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) AML Team.

The Financial Crimes Consultant (FCC) will work on the monitoring and surveillance team. The FCC is responsible for evaluating customer information and transaction activity utilizing appropriate investigative techniques. The FCC will be primarily responsible for screening WFS customer funds wires against sanction and other watchlists as well as monitoring wires for unusual activity. The FCC will also support other customer screening activities, including screening customers against various watchlists and analyzing negative news involving current and new WFS customers.

The individual for this position performs a variety of analytical tasks for a complex process or function. Takes accountability for entire process from receipt of work to resolution and closure. Tasks require coordination of information among various operational areas and customer bases. Use of multiple online systems.

This position is subject to FINRA Background Screening Requirements, including successful completion and clearing of a background check. Internal transfers are subject to comply with 17 CRF 240.17f-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and FINRA Bylaws, Article III, Section 3, which states that Associated Persons should not be subject to statutory disqualification. Successful candidates must also meet ongoing regulatory requirements including additional screening and are required to report certain incidents.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following, and adhering to and if applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: fraud, Bank Secrecy Act, 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, statistics, economics, finance, or criminal justice, with 1+ year of experience in the foregoing

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with wire payments, including SWIFT and Fedwire message formats as well as wire screening procedures, is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working in a wire room or in a wire compliance role is a plus
  • Financial Crimes Investigations experience
  • Thorough understanding of CIP/CDD/EDD requirements
  • Exposure to regulatory controls in a financial services environment
  • Ability to be objective and capable of independent challenge
  • Knowledge of Institutional Brokerage industries and products
  • Strong analytical, presentation and critical reasoning skills
  • Ability to quickly gain understanding of internal controls of previously unfamiliar areas
  • Ability to focus on details while constantly keeping the big picture in mind
  • Excellent communication and relationship/partnership building skills
  • Proven ability in achieving success in a deadline driven environment and possess a high level of drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to influence and drive for results and process improvement
  • Experience in reporting risk findings and preparing written risk analyses
  • Proficiency in Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SharePoint
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or economics
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborator who has built successful relationships and influenced across the business lines
  • BSA/AML Credentials a plus


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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