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Group Leader, AML Compliance

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Group Leader, AML Compliance

Do you want to bring your extensive experience in AML Compliance to a dynamic international money transfer organization? Are you excited to be working internationally on a daily basis? Join Western Union as a Group Leader, AML Compliance. This position is a qualifying Controlled Functions position.

Western Union powers your pursuit.

Were the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But were on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of todays global consumers and businesses. So if youre looking for a company on the move and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet then Western Union could be for you.

We are seeking anGroup Leader, AML Compliance based in Dublin (Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited ) This position is a qualifying Controlled Functions position.

Role Responsibilities

  • Oversight of WUPSILs process for investigation of potentially suspicious activity and determination if reporting is required to Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) or other authorities in relevant jurisdictions

  • Oversight of suspicious transaction reporting process, including that reports are made to relevant authorities in appropriate jurisdictions in a timely manner

  • Investigation and management of potential sanction matches, including coordination with FIUs and appropriate follow-up actions

  • Retaining sufficient knowledge of the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which WUPSIL operates, and WUPSILs products, services and systems.

  • Ensuring appropriate records are retained in relation to suspicious activities identified and investigated, both in respect of reports made.

  • Work closely with country Risk assessment teams/EUROC/Local AML Teams to review and arrange final sign-off of country Business rules and Decision Matrices.

  • Work in collaboration with RA, EUROC, Local Compliance

  • Provide oversight of suspicious transaction reporting by approving business rules and decision matrices.

  • MLRO attends and supports WUPSIL AML Risk Committee.

  • Strong experience in making sure that the monitoring system is aligned with RA & Decision Matrix review.

  • Close and regular contact with EUROC is essential to monitor and oversee the STR reporting process- Covered by an SLA with WUPSIL.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education required.

  • Knowledge of retail/commercial financial products/services.

  • In-depth understanding of anti-money laundering regulations within the banking/financial services industry.

  • Understanding/exposure to EU Regulations/Legislation

  • Proven track record of moderately complex problem solving and decision-making ability.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Effective communicator, orally and in writing.

  • Relevant experience in complex retail/consumer financial services/payment services organizations with multiple financial products, or a regulatory agency or law firm involving payment services compliance issues relating to anti-money laundering acts, and related laws/regulations.

  • Written and spoken fluency in English

  • Fluency in additional European languages would be beneficial (e.g., German, Italian or Spanish).

  • Strategic Thinking and Planning

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Understanding of technology and best practices in the compliance field

  • Ability to travel within Ireland and outside Ireland (primarily the EU) on a regular basis and in accordance with identified needs (25 % of time)

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us forwhatsnext.

Western Union is positioned to become the worlds most accessible financial services company transforming lives and communities.Werea diverse and passionate customer-centric team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories, reaching customers and receivers around the globe. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations.Youllhave plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. Ifyoureready to help drive the future of financial services,itstime forWesternUnion. Learn more about our purpose and people athttps://careers.westernunion.com/.


  • 22 working days for employees with less than 3 years of service

  • Comprehensive life & medical cover

  • Contributory pension plan

We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is toprovidean inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.



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Posted: 2023-09-19 Expires: 2023-10-23

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