aml investigator in vancouver

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vancouver, british columbia
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Are you an AML expert, with in depth knowledge of routine AML responsibilities? Do you have previous experience investigating suspicions transactions or financial crimes? If so we have an excellent opportunity for you!

We are currently looking for an AML Investigator to support banking client's Vancouver office. In this role you will work full time hours on a 10 month assignment and earn a competitive rate of $35 - $39 per hour. As an AML Investigator you will be responsible for the following activities:

• Identifying names/entities/transactions that relate to money laundering or terrorist financing and producing a high quality case file including a comprehensive narrative and recommendation as to whether or not to file a suspicious transaction report with FINTRAC - Financial Intelligence and Transaction Monitoring Centre of Canada, as required by anti-money laundering regulations in Canada
• Deal with enquiries from colleagues from Line of Business in a professional, responsive manner, giving them appropriate guidance, referring to management where necessary.
• Deal with external enquiries if required, in a professional manner, providing them with appropriate information, referring to management where necessary.
• Deliver fair outcomes for our customers and ensure own conduct maintains the orderly and transparent operation of financial markets.
• Work effectively and professionally with colleagues across the organization and in particular peer investigative units i.e. Financial Crime Investigations (FCI), Global Internal Investigations Group (GIIG), Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (AB&C) and other stakeholders: Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Client Selection and Exit Management (CSEM), Regulatory Compliance (RC) and Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Operations.
• Participates as part of an effective team that supports diversity and reflects the HSBC brand, thereby delivering high employee engagement and motivation.
• Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the HSBC brand.
• Document all information found throughout the investigation, developing and maintaining account files in a manner that will ensure compliance.
• Ensure performance meets the requirements of any relevant service level agreements and at all times, adheres to Group and Regulatory policies.
• Generate ideas to improve team efficiency.
• Identify and report all significant regulatory compliance breaches or gaps; work with Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) to design and implement changes to policies and procedures as appropriate.
• To discharge the accountabilities set out in the FIM by pro-actively assisting management in identifying and containing compliance risk, monitoring, reporting and certification, fostering a compliance culture and optimizing relations with regulators.
• Ensure that all employees are aware of and effectively identify and manage applicable money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (TF), sanctions and reputational risks.

• Gain experience working for a globally recognized organization
• Work full time hours on a 10 month assignment
• Earn a competitive rate between $35 - $39 per hour (based upon qualifications)
• Vancouver, BC Location

• Experience in investigative work preferred. At a minimum, experience in related investigation field (EDD - Enhanced Due Diligence reports, Intelligence, Journalism) essential.
• Basic knowledge of proceeds of crime legislation, associated AML regulation and guidance and STR filing (consent and intelligence) processes. ACAMS (Association of Certified Ant-Money Laundering Specialists) / ICA (International Compliance Association) Diploma preferred.
• Good working knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering within the financial services industry.
• Experience in the financial services industry, ideally from universal banking.
• Knowledge of e-discovery, internet open source research preferred.
• Lateral thinker with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues.
• Numerate, evidence based analytical skills founded on an empirical base.
• Good communicator with strong inter-personal and presentation skills.
• Bachelor’s degree in business, related field or equivalent experience.
• Proven managerial, communications, analytical, organizational, project management and planning skills, including strong writing skills.
• Knowledge of HSBC’s operational, back office and head office areas would be an asset.


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