Financial Crimes Consultant - Global Financial Investigations Unit

Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of financing solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services. Wells Fargo operates in 40 countries and territories throughout our three geographical regions: Canada and the Americas; Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC).

The Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) International Governance Office is seeking a detail oriented, highly motivated Financial Crimes Consultant 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.


  • 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 Americas (Canada, Latin America and Caribbean) region
  • 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
  • Interaction with Relationship Managers, etc. regarding unusual transactions
  • Responsible for utilizing 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
  • Identification of unusual transactions impacting the U.S. and/or other Regional GFIUs
  • Understanding of AML/TF Laws and Regulations in multiple jurisdictions
  • Provide timely feedback to the Regional GFIU Manager as directed
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer(s) as required

Market Skills and Certifications
Minimum qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: fraud, Bank Secrecy Act, anti money laundering, investigations offinancial 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 2+ years of experience in the foregoing
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial crimes investigations
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and PowerPoint) skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, meets deadlines, and work under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • Solid AML and investigations experience, with good understanding of KYC & AML requirements for various client types, lines of business, and products
  • Knowledgeable on BSA, USA Patriot Act, OFAC, and global sanctions
  • Ability to work independently and ensure assignments are completed with established deadlines.
  • Reliability and conscientiousness are as important as knowledge in this role

Preferred skills:
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other similar designation
At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or any other status protected by applicable legislation, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

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