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Citigroup AVP, Senior AML Investigations QC SAR Review Analyst - GFCII in Tampa, Florida

The Compl AML Intel Sr Analyst is a seasoned professional role. Applies in-depth disciplinary knowledge, contributing to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow for the area or function. Integrates subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area. Requires in-depth understanding of how areas collectively integrate within the sub-function as well as coordinate and contribute to the objectives of the function and overall business. Evaluates moderately complex and variable issues with substantial potential impact, where development of an approach/taking of an action involves weighing various alternatives and balancing potentially conflicting situations using multiple sources of information. Requires good analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex and dynamic material from multiple sources. communication and diplomacy skills are required. Regularly assumes informal/formal leadership role within teams. Involved in coaching and training of new recruits Significant impact in terms of project size, geography, etc. by influencing decisions through advice, counsel and/or facilitating services to others in area of specialization. Work and performance of all teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual.


  • Analyze and proactively identify risks and new AML concerns. Review recent news, court documents, and public/private sector white papers.

  • Independently conduct complex research and investigations utilizing internal and external data; analyze research results and conduct complex data analysis.

  • Prepare written investigative reports and Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) where appropriate; present findings to senior management and advise on next steps.

  • Execute due diligence investigations in support of policies and procedures to meet internal and external regulatory requirements.

  • Use sound decision-making and discretion in making decisions that mitigate corporate risk at each decision point throughout the investigation.

  • Make recommendations to senior management on next course of action – either relationship retention or termination and, when warranted, prepare SARs.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.


  • AML Certification

  • 5-8 years prior work experience in a financial institution with job specific work experience in AML

  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

This Quality Control SAR Review role will be performing quality control evaluations of GFCII investigations and SARs at a senior level. This role will be filled by a subject matter expert responsible for the completion of reviews involving significant AML risks identified in complex, highly sensitive, multi-business cases, projects, and Suspicious Activity Reports initiated by the Global Financial Crimes Investigations and Intelligence unit.

The evaluation process determines whether internal and external systems were properly used to identify and/or verify a customer’s identity, account relationship, transactional activity, public information, any related individuals/entities, and any negative news. The process also evaluates whether the reports, supporting documentation and templates are complete.

The work performed in this role leads to thorough evaluations of GFCII Investigation Reports and SARs to ensure that data documentation is audit ready and meets GFCII standards and regulatory requirements that ultimately could lead to recommendations to Citi business units that mitigate AML, regulatory and reputational risks.

The QC SAR Review Analyst will also conduct QC reviews of the GFCII Investigative processes and SARs to identify (if necessary) GFCII process improvements. The role involves work in strategic development focused on ways to improve the efficiency and quality of our controls and the investigative work product, including timeliness of submissions and decreasing case aging within the control functions. In addition, the QC SAR Review analyst will also support coordination with stakeholders in providing appropriate responses to internal auditors and external regulators.


  • Ensures adequacy and completeness of the information utilized and documented in GFCII investigations and SARs

  • Manage the verification process of the existence of proper documentation of KYC, Due Diligence and Transactional Activity within GFCII investigation reports and SARs

  • Communicate with investigators and supervisors for corrections, updates, and approvals of investigations, SARs and supporting documentation in preparation for submission

  • Responsible for receiving, organizing and reviewing Suspicious Activity Reports, including the SAR narrative, supporting documentation, transaction amounts/totals and dates of activity, to ensure completeness and accuracy of the content of the report; provide feedback and suggested revisions to investigators as appropriate

  • Assist in day to day execution of the controls over the investigations processes within the GFCII

  • Assist the GFCII team with ensuring the global investigations process is effectively implemented

  • Conduct QC reviews based upon Global Anti-Money Laundering Investigation Standards and GFCII Procedures

  • Develop Strategic proposals for continual improvements to the GFCII control environment

  • Identify and implement the enhancements required in the QC/Fact Checking process

  • Works independently while understanding the necessity of communicating and coordinating work efforts with fellow QC/SAR Analysts and GFCII Investigation Analysts


  • 6-10 years prior work experience in a financial institution with job specific work experience in AML and Financial Crimes

  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of laws applicable to money laundering, including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), The USA Patriot Act, OFAC requirements, and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) requirements is a plus

  • Prior experience in examination roles and in depth understanding risk and controls analysis

  • Excellent research, written and oral communication skills

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn proprietary technology

  • Strong interpersonal skills – Must have the ability to build relationships with a diverse group of Compliance and other stakeholders

  • Able to multitask and complete projects and assignments in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment


  • Bachelor’s/University degree

Job Family Group:

Compliance and Control

Job Family:

AML Intelligence

Time Type:

Full time

Primary Location:

Tampa Florida United States

Primary Location Salary Range:

$76,510.00 - $114,770.00

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