United States of America

Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Onboarding expertise required for a Product Owner Role.

The candidate should have experience in working with onboarding new clients and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes based on US and International KYC and ALM laws and regulations. The candidate will also need to have experience in handling transaction monitoring and regulatory reporting especially Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) and Currency Transactions Reports (CTR) creation, review and filing. The candidate will be responsible for defining and directing product design and delivery to align with end user needs/wants for KYC, Onboarding and AML applications and reporting. More specifically, the candidate will define requirements/features user specification, as well as prioritizing technology team timelines and order of completion for the defined work, while also providing periodic updates to senior management.

Activities this role performs include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the monitoring of changes in regulations applicable to KYC, CDD, Onboarding and AML, including communicating with risk and compliance on those changes and ensuring technology implementation of the same.
  • Work with various internal groups (including the regional operations, middle office, accounting, legal, risk and compliance, etc.) relating to KYC and AML issues.
  • Perform all activities relating to a product owner namely:
    • Manage and prioritize the product backlog
    • Learn the market and customers' needs
    • Liaison between product and development

Desired Expertise and Experience

  • 10+ Years of relevant work experience
  • Extensive working experience in the financial industry within KYC and AML Compliance
  • Knowledge of US Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, USA Patriot Act and all relevant regulations and acts
  • Knowledge of EU Money Laundering Directives and other FATF AML priorities (preferred)
  • Experience in roles requiring advanced communication capabilities and interpersonal skills & the creation and delivery of succinct presentations to explain product vision and strategy
  • Proven ability to use analytics, research and other methodologies to drive business decisions, diagnose problems and recommend action plans to remediate issues
  • Experience in defining requirements and testing and working with technology team
  • Ability to prioritize business needs and properly manage tasks among competing initiatives
  • Comfortable managing concurrent initiatives in a fast-paced, matrix environment
  • Experience in using AI, ML in KYC and AML operations or projects
  • Prior experience with Product firms (preferred)

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • An advanced degree (e.g. MBA, etc.) is a plus
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification
  • Proficient in project planning, maintaining product backlog, presentations, status updates, etc.
  • AI and Data Analytics understanding, user experience or work experience in projects
  • SAFE Agile Product Manager Certification / or equivalent (preferred)

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