Western Alliance Bank

CTR Analyst

Req No.
Western Alliance Bank
Risk Management & Compliance
Regular Full Time


The position of Currency Transation Report (CTR) Analyst is a part of Financial Crimes Compliance and reports up through the AML Operations Group. Analysts are responsible for reviewing accounts, customers and transactions in order to detect and identify reportable cash transactions. The CTR Analyst will use various resources in their review, including internal bank teller system, imaging systems as well as external investigative tools.


    • Daily review of cash transaction activity and the timely completion and filing of CTRs across all areas of the bank
    • Identify and review bank customers to determine eligibility for exemption
    • Assist with annual review of exempt customers
    • Adhere to bank policy, procedure and regulatory requirements and to maintain a strict level of confidentiality
    • Assist with the monitoring of higher risk cash intensive accounts and escalate any unusual activity to appropriate management
    • Work in a team oriented and collaborative environment to ensure overall unit goals and deadlines are met
    • Establish working relationships with key business partners across all lines of business
    • Provide support and guidance to bank’s operational areas and assist with implementation of BSA related programs for the bank
    • Assist with special projects and data gathering for audit and/or regulatory purposes
    • Assist with internal audit and federal regulatory examinations


    • 2+ years experience with audit, financial investigations, or the broader banking industry
    • Associates Degree (AA) preferred OR High School Diploma/GED
    • CAMS Certification preferred
    • Experience with Bank Secrecy Act Compliance
    • Familiarity and understanding of CTRs, SARs, OFAC, MIRs, 314(a) and (b)
    • Knowledge of bank products including deposit, lending, ACH, ATM, RDC and correspondent banking
    • Ability to meet regulatory deadlines with a sense of urgency while maintaining a high level of professionalism
    • Knowledge of bank teller system software and/or imaging systems a plus


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