Western Alliance Bank

AML Program Analyst

Req No.
Bank of Nevada
Risk Management & Compliance
Regular Full Time
Las Vegas


Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Program Analysts are responsible for assisting with administering enterprise-wide BSA/AML/OFAC policies and procedures. Provides direction to the Lending/Operations/Support Area staff for effective BSA/AML and OFAC compliance. Assists with coordinating Financial Crimes Compliance with internal and external audits/regulatory exams. Assists with updating of the enterprise-wide BSA/AML and OFAC Risk Assessments. Responsible for documenting corporate governance processes to ensure controls are in place for proper compliance, assisting with new product/service risk assessments, and providing overall program metrics for ongoing Board of Director and Executive Management reporting.



  • Assists AML Program Management to maintain and enhance the enterprise-wide BSA/AML/OFAC risk management framework, concentrating on risk management, control design, employee training, monitoring and testing, and reporting of BSA/AML/OFAC deficiencies.

  • Conducts assessments on operational processes to ensure that proper governance processes, segregation of duties, and systems integrity is sustained and enforced. Reviews internal system and transaction reports and compares the effectiveness of various systems, policies and procedures. Responsible for identifying trends and patterns.

  • Helps to address complex AML customer reviews and investigations; at the direction of AML Management conducts analysis of high risk industries and geographic area and provide updates.   Supports AML Program Management with distributing BSA/AML/OFAC information, updates, and guidance to partners within the AML team and front line employees.



  • A high school diploma and 3 or more years of audit, BSA/AML or Branch Operations related experience.   College degree (Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree) preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge BSA/AML/KYC regulations and best practices, etc. Knowledge of transaction types across the spectrum of commercial and consumer products (deposit, lending, ACH, ATM, RDC, and correspondent banking).
  • Intermediate computer operational skills required (Microsoft Office products). Intermediate experience using BSA/AML transaction monitoring and/or case management software required.
  • CAMS Certification preferred


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