BSA Compliance Analyst I
M&T Bank - Buffalo, NY

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Together, M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust, a part of M&T Bank Corporation, represent one of the country's leading depository and lending franchises, a premier wealth advisory firm, and the partner of choice for corporate transactions and structures. As one of strongest, most successful companies in the U.S financial services industry, M&T continues to grow, offering value to our shareholders and opportunity to qualified professionals. Join our team of over 15,000 professionals and you'll understand what drives our longstanding success: a promise of exceptional client service, a commitment to our communities, a focus on building long-term relationships, and a dedication to being the best employer you'll ever have.

M&T is currently expanding our Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering/Office of Foreign Assets Control ('BSA/AML/OFAC') Operations Group and is seeking 19 experienced BSA Compliance Analyst.

The BSA Compliance Analyst is responsible for assisting the BSA Compliance Specialist II in order to ensure adherence to State and Federal regulatory compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act and OFAC. Interacts with business unit compliance personnel to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

  • Legal & Regulatory Risk Management. Assists the BSA Compliance Specialist II in assessing and mitigating the risks associated with suspicious activity identification and reporting and Office of Foreign
  • Assets Control Compliance throughout M&T Bank Corporation to ensure compliance with Federal and
  • State laws and regulations and to minimize penalties and reputational losses.
  • Legal & Regulatory Identification & Communication. Remains current on legal and regulatory requirements in cooperation with Counsel's Office, as applicable.
  • Compliance Policies & Control Procedures. Apply internal policies and control procedures with a knowledge and understanding of guidance, laws and regulations. Makes recommendations to improve policies and procedures to maximize departmental resources.
  • Suspicious Activity Identification and Reporting. Detects monitors, analyzes and reports suspicious activity with respect to money laundering and terrorist financing. Monitors customer activity in order to ensure that M&T is not doing business with persons involved in money laundering or terrorist financing or with prohibited persons or entities designed by OFAC and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Responsible for performing tasks in a manner that are compliant with applicable laws and regulations and / or that serve to help the company be in compliance with laws and regulations that apply to the business line the position supports.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelors' Degree or the equivalent in work experience with 2+ years' experience in a compliance related position, or 4+ years banking experience
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills
  • Must possess self-motivation and organizational skills
  • Ability to identify efforts that will improve organizational efficiency
  • Proficient personal computer skills to include spreadsheet, word-processing, database systems and other software utilized by the department
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills
  • Must possess a strong ability to use expert resources, including the Internet
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to coordinate and work collaboratively with internal and external contacts on a daily basis
  • Strong ability to identify efforts that will improve organizational efficiency
Ideal Qualifications Preferred:
  • ACAMS Certification preferred
  • Strong understanding of bank wide systems, M&T Bank operations and systematic functionality
  • Ability to read and understand Federal and State guidance, laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of the organization's operations, systems and practices within business units
M&T is among the top 20 U.S.-based commercial bank holding companies with more than $79 billion in assets and more than 780 branches in New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida and Washington D.C. With more than 150 years of experience, M&T Bank is committed to be the best company our employees ever work for, the best bank customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make.

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