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SAR Writing Consultant

New York
Job Type
13 Sep 2020

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Our client is looking for a detail-oriented, motivated individual to join their growing team to draft and to file SARs (suspicious activity reports).

Client Details

Our client is a large, foreign bank located in Midtown Manhattan.


  • Write and draft SARs
  • Research, analyze, and investigate high risk customer/commercial account behavior for potential Money Laundering or Terrorist Financing related suspicious activity in accordance with Bank policies and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Must have experience with investigations in correspondent banking
  • Must have QA experience
  • Reviewing triggering activity in SAS or other transaction monitoring systems/reports
  • Verifying customer risk rating in Bank systems
  • Performing transactional review and analysis
  • Performing Negative Media scan using tools such as Internet search engines and LexisNexis
  • Retrieving and Reviewing customer documents (onboarding documents, check images, etc) from Bank systems to support case
  • Experience with and knowledge of Retail and Commercial Banking, .Correspondent banking knowledge is a must
  • Prior experience in using industry-standard AML tools including, but not limited to SAS, Mantas, Norkom, LexisNexis, WorldCheck and various Case Management tools
  • Preparing electronic case files with complete and accurate data
  • Determine whether a SAR should be filed and drafting narrative for each case substantiating the decision/recommendation
  • Write SARs
  • Manage complex cases involving matters such as multiple relationship accounts, tiered and multi-faceted transactions; international wires involving Bank designated high risk jurisdictions, and complex cash structuring schemes.
  • Partner with Bank staff, as necessary, in researching and investigating cases
  • Make recommendations for closing customer accounts/relationships based on investigation
  • Work with Team Leader to collate metrics and other data as requested


  • 2-5 years of experience drafting SARs.
  • 3+ years correspondent banking experience
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Understanding of AML compliance

Job Offer

  • Competitive Pay
  • Potential Opportunity for a full time role
  • Opportunity to work for a large, foreign bank
  • Full Benefits
  • Opportunity to start a new role ASAP
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  • Job Reference: 173887268-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Michael Page
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent