BSA Junior Analyst

Location: Staten Island, New York

General Responsibilities

The BSA Junior Analyst reports directly to the BSA Officer/Compliance Coordinator and provides support in the area of Anti-Money Laundering and the Bank Secrecy Act to ensure all regulatory requirements are met. The BSA Junior Analyst will be responsible for organizing, tracking, and monitoring customer transactions and creating various reports for the BSA Officer for further review and approval.

 

Essential Duties

  • Monitor currency reports to ensure that proper Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Monetary Instrument Logs are received and filed within regulatory timelines
  • Prepare and submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) within regulatory timelines, ensuring complete supporting documentation is retained on filed for the required retention period
  • Audit new accounts for compliance with the Bank’s Customer Identification Program (CIP), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and due diligence; track exceptions; prepare and distribute monthly reports
  • Monitor daily, weekly, and monthly activity reports for suspicious activity using the bank’s automated software
  • Monitor and document activity on high-risk accounts
  • Review parameters and rules established in the automated system and make recommendations to the BSA Officer for enhancements
  • Process Information Sharing Requests – 314(a)
  • Process OFAC list to the Bank’s database
  • Patriot Officer (BSA tracking software) Reconciliation: Reconciliation of account and transactional data between core processing system & Patriot Officer manual
  • Verify OFAC List updated in Patriot Officer and WITS
  • Monetary Instrument Sales: Review of sales
  • Serve as BSA Compliance resource for bank associates by answering procedural and documentation inquiries
  • Assist BSA Officer with special projects as assigned
  • Report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor as requested, or according to an established schedule; compile information as necessary or as directed and provide data to appropriate Bank personnel
  • Abide by the current laws and organizational policies and procedures designed and implemented to promote an environment which is free of harassment and other forms of illegal discriminatory behavior in the workplace
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Education/Training/Experience

High school diploma or equivalent; Associate degree preferred; emphasis in a business or accounting curriculum preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with mastery in Excel, a must.  Prior Bank Teller or BSA experience a plus.

 

Physical Abilities

The physical requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  A BSA Junior Analyst is required to have manual dexterity and routinely uses standard office equipment which includes, but is not limited to, computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinet and fax machines.

1.     Must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods.

2.     Must be able to lift boxes up to up to 20 lbs.

3.     Must be able to travel between branch/customer locations.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

How To Apply:

Empire State Bank is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team and share in our success. The Bank provides a productive and engaging work environment that demonstrates that we value our employees. Our employees receive paid training, competitive salary, performance-based advancement, paid vacation, paid holidays, health benefits and 401(k) as well as other great incentives. Qualified applicants may submit their resume for consideration to vfinnigan@esbna.com.