BBVA Compass

  • Fraud SAR Manager

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    Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans.
  • Overview

    At BBVA, we’re working to make banking better for everyone. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for smart, team-oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience.
    Digital transformation is at the heart of BBVA. It’s how we will achieve our purpose to bring the age of opportunity to everyone. Our purpose reflects the bank’s role as a facilitator, offering customers the best banking solutions, helping them make the best financial decisions and making a real difference to their lives. We live in the age of opportunities where technology offers universal access to education and offers many more people than ever before the possibility of embarking on projects and pursuing their dreams.
    Are you a visionary?  Are you revolutionary?  Our Engineering teams are charged with reinventing the banking industry.  We are revolutionizing how banking is done today and how it will be done in the future.  Our team is made up of risk taking, intellectually curious, entrepreneurs who want to create the future of banking.  
    Learn more below.


    What you will be doing:


    Provides management direction to the Fraud SAR (Suspicious Activity Report) team to ensure fair customer treatment, appropriate controls and execution of the bank's strategic business objectives in an efficient and effective manner. Responsible for any and all compliance with SAR regulatory requirements. Oversees staffing to assure continuity, innovation and effectiveness in support of the bank's operational functions. Effectively complies with laws and regulations applicable to the operational and support functions. Exercises usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, and terminations.


    • Assist with first & second regulatory review and filling
    • Update regulatory database upon completion of filing
    • Maintain and create applicable procedural documents
    • Review and approve SARs prior to submission to FinCEN
    • Responsible for monitoring age of SAR case pipeline and metrics
    • Stay up-to-date on AML/BSA regulatory requirements related to SARs
    • Ensure timely resolutions and decisions are taken on cases referred to the SAR team
    • Provide training to analysts on policy, procedures, investigative techniques and applicable AML/BSA laws and regulations
    • Partner with Management, Quality Assurance on work standards, including couching, feedback and performance improvement
    • Conduct training of new hires and contractors as needed
    • Be a point of contact for SAR related questions (internal/external)
    • Work with Law Enforcement and Federal Agents to provide documentation requests
    • Assist with Audit/Compliance/Fed Regulator Reviews
    • As applicable, review and propose necessary changes related to triggers for alerts and referrals
    • Attend AMLOC meetings and provide updates on regulatory trends within the Fraud Enterprise


    What you will bring:


    • Bachelor’s Degree or 10 years of relevant experience
    • Minimum of 2 years’ management related experience
    • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
    • Advanced experience on various fraud types
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills; capable of successfully completing near and long term objectives without constant supervision
    • Ability to work successfully within a team environment, partnering with other line of business to meet departmental and Bank goals
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
    • Proven ability to work autonomously with minimal oversight to elicit buy-in and move projects forward
    • Advance knowledge of Google Office solutions, in addition to Microsoft office
    • Ability to interact with third party review teams, including federal regulators
    • College Degree (Undergraduate degree in business related field)
    • 5+ years of work experience in BSA/AML monitoring field
    • CAMS certification
    • Have a comprehensive understanding of BBVA Compass platforms and system’s architecture


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