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Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team hat is passionate about preventing and detecting money laundering and other illegal financial transactions? Join Western Union as a Compliance Leader


Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.


Better requires process discipline and simplification

In this position, you will work closely with the North American Regional Vice President of Compliance to direct and develop a risk-based AML Compliance program around WUBS’s Financial Institution clients consistent with standards of a correspondent banking business, as well as design and deploy oversight program directed toward multiple Financial Institutions and Agents of WUBS; build review and test the program ensuring it is in compliance with anti-money laundering (AML)and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) laws as they apply in associated jurisdictions.  You will also establish and maintain strong relationships with business partners, acting in an advisory capacity, supporting the business priorities.  You will also be responsible of implementing and enforcing policies, procedures and programs to minimize potential money laundering risk and perform all duties inherent in a managerial role, including supervising staff, providing leadership and guidance to a group of managers and staff in multiple geographical locations to deliver and/or effectively support compliance programs, processes and procedures, as well as accomplish compliance goals and strategies.  You will also provide a common vision, clear direction and challenge the team and other internal and external to the AML Compliance Department to drive for results in meeting anti-money laundering compliance priorities and build necessary relationships with other department management, as well as external contacts to meet AML compliance goals.  Your responsibilities will also include addressing complex problems and critical issues escalated from the tam, effectively utilizing robust decision-making ability towards appropriate resolution and consider the impact of high-risk areas such as Southwest Border in the development and deployment of the AML program.  You are also responsible for evaluating internal controls and AML compliance programs of Financial Institution clients and agents, through transaction analysis, program reviews and training sessions as well as follow up with clients/agents to resolve compliance concerns while providing subject matter expertise on the development of training, job performance counseling and resource support staff.



For such a pivotal role, you will have 6-8 years’ experience in retail/consumer financial services/payment services organizations with multiple financial products or a regulatory agency or law firm involving payment services compliance products or a regulatory agency or law firm involving payment services compliance issues.  You will also have at least 5 years’ experience in a compliance management role focusing on anti-money laundering responsibilities and a strong understanding of the Wolfsberg Correspondent Banking principles and the US PATRIOT Act Section 312, and a substantive understanding of retail/commercial financial products/services, especially foreign exchange, forwards options, drafts and similar investment products.  You will also have a substantive understanding of AML regulations within the banking/financial services industry and a strong understanding of payments products, services and operations.  A strong knowledge of applicable compliance issues and requirements and knowledge of AML and counter terrorist financing regulations and regulatory developments.  Also, keeping abreast of changes in AML and regulatory policies, and excellent written and verbal communication and training presentations skills.  You will also have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and proven ability to analyse, utilize industry standards and employ sound judgement to draw conclusions regarding the status of a provider’s oversight program.  As well as highly developed and demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills and a 4-year degree.  An effective communicator on both an individual and group level, both oral and written.  You must work effectively with others to identify and resolve issues, and effectively motivate to achieve common goals and build self confidence in others.  You will share information and keep team members and supervisors informed.  Having strong analytical skills and a strong understanding of technology and best practices in the compliance field, is helpful.  Also, proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and database application.  And finally, fluency in a second language is preferred. 


Join us, and let’s move money for better

It’s an exciting time at Western Union. We’re growing as a business and we're shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience and customer service to new levels of excellence. We’re unleashing our potential. If you’re ready to do the same, apply now.


We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category.

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