Western Alliance Bank

  • AML Data Governance Analyst Senior

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

    This position has a high degree of interaction with personnel in WAB’s Information Technology Department as well as other various support groups when required.  This position works with minimal supervision and functions as an AML Business Analyst to provide support for the AML systems and users. Critical to success in this position is the ability to display a high level of independent problem solving, decision making, prioritization, sense of urgency, quick turnaround, adaptability, customer service skills, implementation skills and the ability to support diverse projects/problems. This position requires a detailed understanding of the application, use, and problem solving of all systems involved in Western Alliance Bank’s Financial Crimes Compliance group and systems with which those applications interface


    • Partners with AML management and IT partners to ensure the data flows meet Service Level Standards
    • Will serve as System Administrator for transaction monitoring, case management and SAR filing software platform. To include data management and retrieval for metric reporting and management reports
    • Provides AML assistance to IT Database Management and Architects for data quality and data mining initiatives
    • Provides technical support and assistance to AML Analysts, helping to troubleshoot, and determine how and when to escalate issues
    • Monitors and reports on Service Level Standards performance and other KPI’s   
    • Assists Financial Crimes Compliance with activity reports, audit material preparation, and special projects. Supports FCC management in the development of new and revised procedures, methods, and forms that related to KYC, AML, and other Bank Secrecy Act functions.


    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 5+ years in AML data governance -- analysis, Business Intelligence and quality management processes, or a high school diploma and 8+ years of related experience, education and/or training.
    • Expert knowledge of SQL
    • Familiarity with Master Data Management and Machine Learning models
    • Advanced knowledge of BSA/AML regulations, best practices, etc.  Knowledge of customer, product and transaction types across the spectrum of commercial and consumer products (e.g., deposit, lending, ACH, ATM, RDC, and correspondent banking).  Experience with FX transactions, wire transfers, and trade financing preferred.
    • Strong level of communication and project management discipline to support and provide technology solutions for compliance monitoring requirements.
    • Strong oral and written communication, and interpersonal relationship and consensus building skills.
    • Must be a self-starter, learn quickly, and work productively with minimal direction under tight deadlines.
    • CAMS preferred


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