Western Alliance Bank

  • Wire Transfer Specialist

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

    The position of the Wire Transfer Specialist is responsible for entering and verifying outgoing wires; processing outgoing wires from various electronic channels, processing incoming wires from FED and SWIFT; answering inquiries from internal customers; investigating wire issues, completing end-of-day reconciliation of system activity, and performing 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 outgoing wire transfers, meeting all deadlines and adhering to all policies and procedures; ensures accuracy and a proper paper trail of all transactions. 
    • Balances and reconciles logs and entries, including but not limited to Federal Reserve Summary Statement to daily wire activity. 
    • Follows controls in place to protect against fraudulent wire activity and unnecessary risk and exposure. 
    • Reviews OFAC screening results and makes determinations as to validity of all identified matches.


    • Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two (2) year college or technical school preferred; or High School Diploma/GED and three 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. 
    • Domestic (FED/CHIPS) and International (SWIFT) Wire Transfer 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. 
    • 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 transfers is highly preferred.
    • Experience with bank account and general ledger reconciliation is a plus . 


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