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Job Available | Risk Monitoring Associate-2

  • Location Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Sector Commercial
  • Experience Early Career
  • Posted Oct 06

Position description

The RMCoE Sanctions Screening team performs a centralized first line of defense function. The team evaluates SWIFT messages which contain “Stop Phrases and Stop Entities” established by OFAC, Section 311- Special Measures, as well as State Street internal global lists. These sanctions are put in place to fight against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction threats to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Sanctions Screening Monitors, aid in State Street’s objectives to remediate risk, and are critical members in risk excellence initiatives. Sanctions Screening Monitors must identify and escalate transactions involving parties subject to economic sanctions or other regulatory restrictions.

Job Description & Core Responsibilities

  • Analyze and review transactions on a case-by-case basis, and resolve or escalate as needed
  • Identify, escalate and/or report any unusual or potentially suspicious transaction activity in accordance with corporate policy and guidelines
  • Ensure all transactions are actioned by deadlines
  • Ensure a full understanding and adherence to corporate Risk Policy and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Participate in self-testing and other related audit requirements
  • Support team initiatives, by learning and completing job-related functions, thus meeting departmental goals and objectives
  • Respond promptly to client queries, and ensure a timely resolution
  • Ensure all daily/monthly reports are processed accurately and efficiently to meet internal standards and team goals
  • Perform functions utilizing various system applications including MCH, IBS, and Fircosoft
  • Support manager to implement team development strategies
  • Identify problems and exposures, explore solutions and continually scan the environment for new information, ideas and approaches. Understand and respond positively to change.
  • Meet accuracy targets as established by management
  • Actively contribute to the training and onboarding of new employees
  • Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines
  • Develop and maintain procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent business experience
  • 1-2 years of experience in the financial industry preferably with AML exposure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and a risk-oriented mindset
  • Ability to work in a team environment by providing support, assistance, and guidance
  • Advanced PC skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excel Visual Basic Application skills (preferred but not required)
  • SWIFT experience preferable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, ensure accuracy

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