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AVP, AML System Administrator - FCIU

Monterey Park, CA, USA Req #777
Monday, April 6, 2020

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 The AML System Administrator will provide support for the business process and systems for the FCIU Department, which uses anti-money laundering platforms and case management applications. This individual will perform and be responsible for the system administration, configuration changes, upgrades, and maintenance.  

This position requires the individual to exercise independent and sound judgment, pay close attention to detail, and observe the highest degree of confidentiality and accuracy in the handling of information received in the course of discharging responsibilities.


  1. Assist in the design and testing of data related to the implementation of new and existing AML systems and environments.
  2. Create detailed project plans and tracking documents to track projects from start to finish.
  3. Monitor daily quality of AML analytics and aid in resolving data quality conflicts and exceptions in a timely manner. This includes monitoring metrics and key performance indicators related to data quality (testing).
  4. Escalate complex and significant issues to the EVP, Director of Financial Crimes and Risk Management. 
  5. Create documentation related to projects and/or system changes to ensure they are properly communicated to the field, Solutions group and IT Service Desk.  
  6. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the various computer systems used for   performing and documenting the technical quality control reviews.
  7. Collaborate and present FCIU issues and work with respective IT designee for resolution.
  8. Manage key data requirements related to data used in AML detection, containment, regulatory reporting, and analysis.
  9. Reviews data quality to ensure reports and analyses are meaningful and accurate; requesting data and validating data formats; verifying control totals and record counts; authoring and testing code (both front end and back end); authoring and executing reports; and writing, executing, and documenting test scripts.


  • 2+ years of work experience in a financial institution, experience in AML solution a plus.
  • Knowledge of AML Transaction Monitoring systems such as Actimize a plus
  • Knowledge in management and operating reports using FIS IBS Business Intelligence (BIC) or other database report writers
  • Intermediate skills in computer terminal and personal computer operation; Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to understand and review conclusions from underlying research conducted.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues across regions and business units
  • Strong organizational, decision making, and time management skills
  • Ability to develop/deliver presentations and reporting related training to business non-technical users at various levels of the organization
  • Project management/workflow management a plus   

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