Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Quality Control (QA) professional with nearly 15 years of Financial Crimes experience. Areas include: OFAC Compliance and BSA/AML Investigations, Quality Assurance, Compliance Programs, Risk Management, Testing, Audit, and Cross-Functional Communications and Training. Driven by the ability to enhance/streamline processes and mitigate potential risk.

  • Quality Control
  • Retail and Business Banking
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • SAR Writing
  • Pattern Analysis
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • OFAC Sanctions


Proficient in: Microsoft Office 2013, Excel (Pivot Tables, Filtering, Sorting, Formulas), Actimize, Fortent, Lexis Nexis, World Check, HALO

Work History
Assistance Vice President, 11/2018 - 05/2020
Hyatt Hotels Corp. NY, State,

Resigned to care for young child during COVID epidemic

  • Establish, design, and execute regulatory compliance testing
  • Work with the Line of Business as well as the Compliance Manager to ensure all rules applicable to the line of business and the products supported are identified so that testing priorities can be evaluated and established.
  • Execute, organize, and prioritize testing in a timely manner ensuring deliverables are achieved while maintaining accuracy.
  • Develop and document detailed testing scripts covering testing of controls evaluations and testing of transactions to assess adherence to compliance rules.
  • Prepare testing scope, workpapers, and reports capturing results of testing.
  • Work closely with the team to ensure consistency among execution of testing and interpretation of rules.
  • Keep up to date on changes in federal and state compliance laws and regulations impacting the group of assigned compliance focus area(s) and ensure testing scripts reflect such changes.
  • Assess adherence to regulatory requirements and laws. Serves as an independent reviewer to conduct transactional and control testing across the Global Financial Crimes Transaction Monitoring Systems.
  • Prepare and potentially present reports to management regarding status of compliance testing in areas of compliance focus.
  • Participate in various ad-hoc projects as assigned.
  • Innovator in the utilization of Collibra and Metacenter to understand and document system architecture and data lineage.
Manager, 05/2014 - 08/2017
BMO Harris Bank – AML Reporting & Analytics City, STATE,
  • Contributed to a strong risk management culture through collaboration with first, second and third line functions to ensure BSA/AML risk related to products, services and processes in U.S. P&C AML were identified, mitigated, monitored and reported on an ongoing basis.
  • Pioneer in the transformation of disparate data into unique & powerful reporting visualizations (e.g. Geo-coding, heat maps, web-hosted dynamic dashboards) with the following BI tools to identify/resolve significant process gaps/risks: Spotfire, Tableau, & Power BI. Considered “SME” & designated trainer.
  • Played a key role in generating urgent ad-hoc reporting requests for various levels of management & staff within required timeframes via SAP Business Objects or Aginity against enterprise data warehouse.
  • Collaborated with internal &/or external stakeholders to assess, select & recommend more complex solutions &/or alternative approaches that will achieve business goals.
  • Produced several Excel dynamic dashboards with advanced formulas & functions.
  • Created/enhanced/managed permissions for several Microsoft InfoPath forms & SharePoint Sites.
  • Migrated/designed/created 2013 SharePoint sites for multiple departments/stakeholders from 2007, considered “SME” & designated SharePoint Site Owner & Admin.
  • Designed & created Microsoft Access databases to streamline data management & automate reporting.
  • Extracted untapped data from enterprise data warehouse by creating & running SQL queries via Agnity & SAP Business Objects.
  • Prepared weekly, monthly & quarterly summary presentations via PowerPoint (includes senior leadership decks).
BSA/AML Senior Compliance Investigator, 2011 - 2014
JPMorgan Chase City, STATE,
  • Investigated referrals obtained from sources such as banking centers, law enforcement agencies, government agencies and internal sectors by reviewing/analyzing transactional data for suspicious activity.
  • Performed quality assurance second level reviews on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).
  • Accountable for leading a new high-profile AML Data Mining project-evaluated various 3rd party software, made formal recommendation on purchase & responsible for system wide implementation on the i2 BI tool (i.e. integration, processes, & training).
  • Produced numerous high-profile investigations using the link analysis software (i2 & Palantir) to provide complex relationship flows to AML upper management & Federal authorities, including the FBI.
  • Created SQL queries via SAP Business Objects on "Special Person of Interest" requests for executive management.
  • Responsible for creating &/or managing numerous dept process improvements & training.
  • Developed process efficiencies utilizing various software including the Microsoft suite, created a production DB to track productivity, aging DB for comprehensive reporting, & produced key dept metrics.
  • Assisted in Internal Audits & revisions of Internal Policy & Procedures as well as developed several internal investigator training documents.
  • Consistently ranked "top performer" in dept with high quality output - “SME.” Developed test scripts, performed testing, & implemented upgrades.
BSA/AML Compliance Officer, 2006 - 2011
JPMorgan Chase City, STATE,
  • Investigated account holder database for known or suspected money launderers, terrorists, and narcotic traffickers based on lists provided by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Worked with internal/external lines of business on highly sensitive customer issues.
  • Managed quality assurance program for the department.
  • Managed case escalation process for Grand Jury Subpoenas (GJS) and National Security Letters (NSL).
  • Interfaced with Law Enforcement such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Drug Enforcement Administration on a variety of client issues.
  • Investigated account holders for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network regarding section 314(a) of the USA PATRIOT Act.
  • Assisted in the revision of internal policy and procedures.
Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems (CIS), Expected in
DePaul University - Chicago, IL
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMs): , Expected in
ACAMs - Chicago, IL,

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