Commonwealth Financial Network Manager, AML Compliance in Waltham, Massachusetts
The role of manager, AML compliance is a diverse and exciting opportunity for someone who is a subject-matter expert in AML regulatory requirements for broker/dealers. The AML team not only supports the firm’s financial professionals, but also its individual investors and internal partners. In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic support for governance, policies, and regulatory initiatives to effectively manage risk, as well as acting as a point of escalation.
Overseeing transaction monitoring function, including assisting with exception reports; assigning alerts to BSA/AML analysts, providing guidance and support to analysts, and addressing or escalating issues with the AML director
Developing metrics and reporting measures as directed and reporting results to management
Managing the submission of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), consistent with regulatory requirements
Conducting quality assurance reviews of alerts, cases, and SARs, providing feedback to analysts
Assisting with regulatory examinations and internal audit reviews
Helping with department projects, including risk assessments, gap analysis, and updates to policies, procedures, and workflows
Supporting the ongoing development, delivery, and tracking of AML training
Ensuring that the team is acting in accordance with all regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures
Setting performance expectations for staff and promoting ongoing development through training, regular feedback, and new opportunities
Overseeing sanctions screening process
Acting as initial point of escalation for AML and elder financial exploitation issues
Understanding of U.S. AML laws and regulations as well as laws and regulations relating to elder financial exploitation
Ability to understand changes to AML laws and regulations and report impact of changes to management
Detailed investigation and documentation skills
Superior written and verbal skills
Aptitude for fostering teamwork and the ability to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders
Strong decision-making and analytical skills
Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment
Organized and able to work independently
Additional skills and knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g., business or accounting) or equivalent experience
5+ years’ experience in AML as an individual contributor, preferably in the securities industry
Management experience strongly preferred
CAMS or CFE certification preferred
FINRA Series 7 securities registration or the ability to attain one within six months
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience with Actimize a plus
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About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture
Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive.
That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities.
Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home.
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Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.
External Company Name: Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc.
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