Western Alliance Bank

Senior Wire Transfer Specialist

Req No.
Western Alliance Bank
Branch Banking & Operations
Regular Full Time


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.


  • 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. 



  • 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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