Team Lead/Manager-SAR - Phoenix, Arizona United States - 6810

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Job #: 6810
Title: Team Lead/Manager-SAR
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $115,000.00 - $150,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: Bonus, Full Benefits, Equity
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Excellent opportunity to join a global leader in FINTECH who is seeking a AML/SAR professional to lead, manager, and motivate a team of senior investigators and analysts to complete time-sensitive and meticulous analysis of potential AML activity.


As a Team Leader-SAR/AML Compliance Manager, responsibilities include:

  • Developing a large team of leaders and analysts, including providing coaching and supporting team culture and dynamics, to meet high performance standards
  • Provide clear focus, plans and priorities when leading teams to complete time-sensitive and meticulous analyses of instances of potential Anti-Money Laundering activity and/or suspicious financial activity across multiple jurisdictions and countries, which is critical to fiduciary responsibility under the Bank Secrecy Act (Anti-Money Laundering rules) to effectively monitor customer’s activities with regard to detecting and reporting suspicious activity, including the predicate offenses of money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Establish relationships with other leaders and managers in other business units and support teams, throughout compliance and the wider organization, to influence excellent information flow and feedback on the impacts of process, policy and product changes
  • Work with peer managers to leverage best practices, understand new trends and contribute to the implementation of workflow processes, tools and platform enhancement opportunities
  • Assist in the development of Departmental/Program goals and exhibit the necessary leadership to ensure such goals are achieved with an emphasis on building a best in class compliance program
  • Identify and be accountable as a change agent for significant business improvements as warranted and participate in cross-functional special projects designed to deliver outcomes with a significant business impact
  • Participate in developing the strategic direction of the compliance operations program while regularly assessing and driving performance and program effectiveness with each Manager, to review the status of the program and set short-term goals for improvements/standards as needed
  • Exercise excellent independent judgment and discretion when making decisions or recommendations in relation to each alert/case decision and investigation


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Legal, Criminal Justice or a comparable field
  • Minimum of 7+ years’ related experience, 5+ years’ related experience with MS/MBA or JD
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Proven ability to analyze large amounts of data in order to make informed risk-based assessments and conclusions
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate constructive challenges/new ideas, and synthesize complex information accurately, concisely, clearly and quickly to all levels in the organization
  • Ability to work efficiently with an attention to detail in investigations, analysis, and writing of narrative style reports designed to be delivered to regulators;
  • Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints
  • High level of professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency in performing job responsibilities
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly assess team performance holistically and communicate the same to managers, team leaders and analysts on a regular basis, using appropriate leadership and coaching models 

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree