Western Alliance Bank

Senior Wire Transfer Specialist

Req No.
2017-3781
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Branch Banking & Operations
Type
Regular Full Time
Phoenix

Overview

The position of the Senior Wire Transfer Specialist is responsible for supporting the Wire Transfer Manager in ensuring the smooth operation of the department by performing a variety of duties; conducts FundTech GFX terminal operations; processes and verifies incoming and outgoing wires; assists in the preparation and maintenance of all desk manuals and forms; originates reports specific to department needs; answers customer inquiries; distributes mail and correspondence; maintains files; and performs other duties associated with the Bank’s wire department.

Responsibilities

  • Provides support to all branches and affiliate banks where service or assistance is needed as it relates to wires. 
  • Prepares and verifies all incoming and outgoing wire transfers, meeting all deadlines and adhering to all policies and procedures; follows up on prepared data to ensure accuracy and a proper paper trail of all transactions. 
  • Balances and reconciles all logs and entries, including Federal Reserve Summary Statement to daily wire activity. 
  • Follows procedures for setting up new inquiry only remote users associated with the wire system.
  • Follows controls in place to protect against fraudulent wire activity and unnecessary risk and exposure. 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two (2) year college or technical school preferred; or High School Diploma/GED and five or more years of related experience and/or training; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Work related experience should consist of a banking operations or financial institution operations background. 
  • A minimum of 2 years of Domestic and International (SWIFT) Wire Transfer experience required.
  • Business Operations Analyst in payment operations (wires, ACH) experience is a plus.
  • Experience with BSA Compliance/OFAC requirements and related decision making experience is required.
  • Experience in analyzing fraud/risk leveraging internal fraud systems is a plus. 
  • Experience in a lead role and/or with demonstrable progressive responsibilities is required.    
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and decision making capabilities and communicates effectively with internal clients.
  • Knowledge of related state and federal banking compliance regulations. 
  • Experience with general banking methods and procedures related to Federal Funds transactions is required.
  • Experience with bank account and general ledger reconciliation is required. 
  • Experience with Fedline is a plus.

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