financial crimes specialist resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Financial Crimes Investigator with six years of risk experience in the financial services industry including over three years of experience working in Financial Crimes Investigations, and education excellence achieved with a bachelor's degree in criminal Justice and a master's degree in criminology. Subject-matter-expert, qualified to analyze and identify suspicious financial crimes activity, with strong knowledge of AML and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) procedures, and regulations.

  • Proficient in writing and evaluating SAR narratives
  • Three years of experience in conducting complex Financial Crimes Investigations relating to the 1970 Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering issues, 2001 U.S. Patriot Act, and the filing of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
  • Strong math, analytical, research, and communications skills
  • Substantial knowledge of Currency Transaction Reports (CTR), Monetary Instruments (MIL), and Unusual Activity Reports (UARs)
  • Expert in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Effective at resolving issues independently while working across teams to acquire information
  • Training and mentoring new hire Financial Crimes Specialists
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong and effective oral and written communication
  • Comprehensive knowledge of BSA regulations, AML, and Risk Management
Work History
Financial Crimes Specialist, AMLI, 12/2019 to Current
Fifth Third BankMarion, IL,
  • Performs risk assessment and modeling to provide input and recommendations for financial crimes strategies and models.
  • Consistently leads team in case closures and works cases well ahead of due dates, averaging a case lead time of 25 days or more.
  • Effectively manages individual case queue while also approving cases for four managed resources.
  • Successfully facilitated new hire training sessions in a virtual environment, as well as administers coaching to underperforming contractors.
  • Participated in the AML Typology Project, as a Typology case investigator, helping FCI maximize efficiencies, resulting in eliminating over 5,500 cases.
  • Performs detailed examination to detect transactional and relationship patterns, trends, anomalies and schemes across multiple businesses or products.
  • Acts as an escalation point for more complex cases.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of Wells Fargo's policies, procedures, processes and internal controls.
  • Collaborates and consults with associates on all levels.
  • Works Low, Medium, and High priority cars (SAR and No SAR).
  • Continuously expands knowledge on financial crimes to build self-awareness.
  • Writes, prepares, and files well-written Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) for all cases deemed suspicious.
  • Provides assistance with case overflow and queue management.
  • Prepares documentation and submits Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), RECRs, Suspected Financial Abuse (SFA), and Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE), information sharing requests (314-b), reports to government agencies, and makes recommendations to senior management.
  • Daily use of Newton, SVP, FCP, Excel, OIB, and LexisNexis.

Financial Crimes Specialist, AMLI , 06/2019 to 11/2019
Robert Half Contracted To Wells FargoCity, STATE,
  • Wrote, prepared, and filed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).
  • Minimized fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) risk through early detection of suspicious activity.
  • Reviewed know your customer (KYC) information for accuracy in order to evaluate and document risks associated with that customer.
  • Gathered, organized, and interpreted data.
  • Conducted multi-scope research into suspects to determine criminal activities and suspect operating environments.
  • Ensured ongoing due-diligence efforts were maintained while reviewing customer profiles for any.
  • Reviewed account transactions for suspicious activity.
  • Conducted investigative research using investigative techniques to identify risk.
  • Trained new financial crimes consultants.
Mortgage Loan Pre-Processor and Closing Specialist, 05/2016 to 02/2019
Consumer Direct Mortgage, A Division Of FirstBankCity, STATE,
  • Ensured filed and documents met company and compliance requirements.
  • Expert level knowledge of overall mortgage lending internal processes and control, as well as federal, state, and regulatory requirements related to consumer mortgage lending for Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, bond, jumbo, and new construction loans.
  • Verified KYC information for each borrower.
  • Identified and prevented wire fraud throughout funding and closing process.
  • Identified and confirmed the source of funds for each loan.
  • Coordinated with extensive team to solve complex, time-sensitive customer service issues in order to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Proficiently worked remotely 50% of time.
  • Prepared all paperwork for loan package and arranged final closing arrangements.
  • Reviewed mortgage documents for accuracy, which included title package and insurance forms.
  • Pleasantly answered questions from customers, typically returning calls within 1 hour.
  • Successfully closed 99% of loans assigned.
  • Prioritized workflows to meet critical deadlines.
  • Communicated closely with inter-company staff members to promote quick and effective loan workflow.
  • Provided highest level of service and support to all stakeholders, including customers, closing agents and realtors.
Master of Arts: Criminology, Global Security, Expected in 2018 to Kent State University - Kent, OH
  • Thesis: Discrimination in Relation to Victims of Human-Trafficking
  • Graduated with 3.5 GPA
Bachelor of Arts: Justice Studies, Pre-Law, Expected in 2015 to Kent State University - Kent, Ohio

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  • Kent State University
  • Kent State University

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