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Raymond James Financial, Inc. AML & Financial Crimes, Senior Analyst - Forensic Investigations (Remote or Hybrid) in United States


Job Summary

Under limited supervision, uses specialized knowledge and skills in securities and/or banking industry compliance obtained through experience, specialized training and/or certification to monitor and investigate potentially suspicious activity, including money movements and trades. Ensure compliance with AML rules and regulations through the filing of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and processing of risky relationships, with escalation to business leaders for client retention decisions as deemed appropriate. Resolves or recommends solutions to complex problems. Extensive contact with internal customers is required to identify, research and resolve problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Investigate potentially suspicious activity that may arise from account surveillance, branch escalations, negative news matches, regulatory investigations, and matters otherwise escalated to the AML Group by other AML teams, the Business, Compliance, Legal, Risk or other Firm divisions where account activity or client-related negative news is at issue.

  • Conduct appropriate due diligence related to the potential suspicious activity through the review of client background information, review of securities transactions, and fund movements as necessary.

  • Make decisions as to whether activity is deemed suspicious, prepare and file SARs and/or STRs as needed.

  • Conduct due diligence searches in various third party and internal databases.

  • Perform analysis and reviews utilizing internal and third-party research tools.

  • Administers policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations related to money laundering included in the USA PATRIOT Act.

  • Analyze negative news escalations and work with business partners in relationship termination and/or risk mitigation processes

  • Monitor regulatory developments and industry trends to facilitate incorporation into the Firms’ AML program.

  • Develops documentation related to AML issues to enhance corporate policies.

  • Informs senior compliance management about issues that may involve rule violations or potential liability.

  • Maintains currency in laws and regulations pertaining to anti-money laundering compliance.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of

  • Concepts, practices and procedures of securities industry and/or banking compliance reviews.

  • Rules and regulations of the USA PATRIOT Act.

  • Fundamental investment concepts, practices and procedures used in the securities industry.

  • Principles of banking and finance and securities industry operations.

  • Financial markets and products.

Skill in

  • Administering anti-money laundering policies and procedures.

  • Analyzing customer profiles and transactional activity to identify suspicious activity.

  • Communicating findings and risks to senior management.

  • Planning and scheduling work to meet regulatory organizational and regulatory requirements.

  • Identifying and applying appropriate compliance monitoring procedures and tests.

  • Making rule-based and analytical decisions.

Ability to

  • Apply a curious mind to research, gather information, identify linkages and trends and apply findings to assignments.

  • Interpret and apply anti-money laundering regulations and identify and recommend compliance changes as appropriate.

  • Stay organized while working on multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

  • Provide a high level of customer service.

  • Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Maintain currency in anti-money laundering rules and regulations and compliance examination techniques and best practices.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and 3-5 years AML investigatory and analysis experience.


  • Any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training approved by Human Resources.


  • CAMS certification required or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.


  • None required.

Job: Compliance

Primary Location: US-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint Petersburg

Other Locations: US-RM-Remote-Remote, United States

Organization Financial Intelligence Unit

Schedule Full-time

Job Shift Day Job

Travel No

Req ID: 2401932