Citi Compl AML KYC Assoc Analyst 2– Buffalo NY in Buffalo, New York

  • Primary Location: United States,New York,Buffalo

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Compliance and Control

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 18037814


About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition at explain what we do and Citi Leadership Standards at explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.


The Information Services Group (ISG) is responsible for providing authoritative sources of reference data to our clients across the Institutional Client Services (ICG) organization, through implementing state of the art technologies which promote the collection, storage, analysis, and distribution of product, pricing, account and corporate action data. The ISG organization works in partnership with data clients across all ICG business lines, deploying solutions to increase their competitiveness, through restructuring business processes, simplifying information access, and providing business intelligence around critical data.

The KYC function is a critical component of the firm’s compliance with Anti Money Laundering (AML) policies and controls, responsible for operational execution of the firms refresh program as well as a key business partner through the KYC of new clients of the firm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Role sits with the NAM KYC (Know Your Customer) Team, responsibilities to include (not limited to):

  • Research and validation of entity data using appropriate internal and external data sources. Entity Data includes legal name verification, address, nature of business and ownership.

  • Review false positive on individuals and/or entities from our internal filtering system to ensure efficiency of the screening process.

  • Investigate and assess files for potential money laundering//sanctions risks to the Bank.

  • Ensure timely identification, efficient reporting of suspicious activity to AML Compliance

  • Timely execution of instructions received from AML Compliance and/or the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

  • Identify, monitor and update client information in Capital Markets systems.

  • Liaise with internal/external stakeholders to provide exception management reporting & MIS.

  • Perform quality reviews and reviews of procedures and processes.

  • Assist with the delivery of projects spanning: Market/Regulatory initiatives, Technology/Platform rollouts, migration between various internal and external systems.

  • Project management responsibilities may be required, e.g. producing project plans, risk analysis and weekly updates for senior management.

  • Daily interaction with teams in New York, Belfast and London.


Job Skills/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment governing AML/KYC is highly desirable

  • Capital Markets product knowledge is a plus

  • Knowledge and understanding of OFAC, BSA/AML, USA PATRIOT Act, and risk management principles

  • Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Strong focus on Control and Process optimization

  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative

  • Good communication skills with the ability to be assertive

  • Organized with an excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to focus on high quality work while under pressure advantageous

  • Knowledge of LexisNexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and WorldCheck is a plus

  • AML knowledge of investigation and research process/procedures

  • 2 - 4 years AML/BSA or similar experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.