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GB & GM AML High Risk Detection - Sr Business Control Specialist

Bank of America

Bank of America

Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: GB & GM AML High Risk Detection - Sr Business Control Specialist

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President

Location: Dublin

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Role Description:

The Global Banking & Global Markets Anti-Money Laundering (GB & GM AML) organization is a central control function which governs, facilitates, and oversees the end-to-end AML program across all GB & GM businesses and jurisdictions globally and manage AML risks by implementing and executing processes and controls. The High Risk Detection Team is part of AML Operations supporting Global Banking (GB) and Global Markets (GM) businesses which is designed to high risk within business through ongoing monitoring and due diligence. This is managed through 3 Centre of Excellence (COEs) - AML Screening, Client Activity Monitoring and Enhanced Client Due Diligence. We are excited to offer several roles across multiple experience levels. Specifically we are looking for strong candidates with relevant experience to AML or Risk management that will have a range of tenure from Analyst level to SME/Manager


  • Review of client and party screening for determination of adherence to Global Laws, Rules and Regulations

  • Management of complex client types and collection of enhanced due diligence

  • Complete analysis and/or reviews of clients who fall under the purview of High Risk Detection Team

  • Support Audit, Exam and/or Testing processes, ensure proper governance and protocol is followed; assist with preliminary research and response tracking

  • Provide solutions to help with implementation of process improvements or remediation plans to drive efficiencies and demonstrate control sustainability

  • Coordinate and partner across other GB&GM support teams and stakeholders to ensure end-to-end process engagement and timely resolution of monitoring cases

  • Be proactive in risk identification and mitigation through activity monitoring processes

What we are looking for:

  • Professional maturity and experience to interact with, compliance, senior bankers and senior management

  • Must be detail oriented with ability to analyse and consolidate complex KYC and screening information. Understanding of evolving Laws, Rules and Regulations for AML is core and applying this to day-to-day-engagement with both operations and bankers is key to success

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word and SharePoint

  • Self-starter with excellent anticipation skills, problem solving & follow-up

  • Ability to interact with people in all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work well under pressure, adapt to unexpected events, prioritize and multi-task in a deadline driven environment

Skills that will help (optional):

  • Working knowledge of Global Banking & Global Markets and applicable systems/tools

  • Process improvement and six-sigma and/or data analysis experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

  • ACAMS accreditation

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner

  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons

  • 20 days of back-up childcare including virtual tutoring and 20 days of adult-care per annum

  • Ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, specified illness cover etc

  • Use of a flex fund to use towards benefits

  • Access to free counselling through an Employee Assistance Programme and virtual GP services

  • Opportunity to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution

  • Opportunity to join our Arts & Culture corporate membership programme and receive discounted entry to some of the UK and Ireland’s most iconic cultural institutions

  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local area

Bank of America

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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