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Senior KYC Manager - Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries - Commercial Banking | Brooklyn, NY

Job Description

The Senior KYC Manager will be part of Commercial Banking leading a team that supports client coverage with the fulfillment of AML/KYC requirements. The Senior KYC Manager will oversee the team's partnership with Bankers and AML/KYC Operations to ensure all client KYC records are compliant with regulatory standards, and will supervise to maintain high quality and timely completion of all client-level due diligence requirements. The Senior KYC Manager will work closely with the Segment/Group senior leadership. This role is managing the South and West Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries KYC Relationship Teams.  The Senior KYC Manager will counsel the team in developing independent recommendations regarding AML and reputational risk at a client level. The Senior KYC Manager will report to the National KYC Executive.
 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage the overall AML/KYC function for the segment/group, including management duties (performance management, career planning, development, training), operational controls, and adherence to policies and procedures
  • Coach staff on the evaluation of client AML/reputational risk, including the identification of key issues and related mitigates, conducting independent research, verifying appropriate risk profile, and making independent risk assessment recommendations; serve as an escalation point for the AML/KYC team on related issues
  • Act as the team's key liaison with various groups like legal, compliance, credit, and operations, as well as interact directly with segment/group management to report on AML/KYC-related KPIs (key performance indicators)
  • Act as a resource to bankers by providing guidance on AML/KYC due diligence matters
  • Oversee the process for managing AML and reputational risk matters; act as a point of escalation for team members, bankers and functional partners in AML Compliance or Reputational Risk
  • Ensure standard processes, as well as role and responsibilities, of the AML/KYC team across the segment/group
  • Support consistent hiring and performance management practices; promote process improvement ideas and share best practices across the segment/group
  • Regularly evaluate due diligence commentary authored by staff for a fulsome analysis and assessment of client-level AML/reputational risk and sound recommendation to the client coverage team
  • Manage AML/KYC-related KPIs (key performance indicators) for the segment/group to ensure consistency in quality and timeliness of completion
  • Track and analyze segment/group quality control issues related to client due diligence and guide to resolution accordingly; escalate as appropriate
  • Utilize reporting to manage and direct the team in maintaining the accuracy and integrity of client data, including hierarchies and underlying reference data
  • Manage special projects, including remediation and others, as directed by regulators, internal audit, etc.
Requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • BS/BA Degree; MBA or other graduate degree is a plus
  • Minimum of 5-8 years in banking operations, compliance, audit, or management experience, preferably in Corporate/Commercial Banking
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulatory and compliance policies and procedures when establishing guidelines, metrics, and processes
  • Strong client focus and interpersonal leadership, partnership and influencing skills
  •  Some travel (approximately 25%)
Req #: 160023821
Location: Brooklyn, NY US
Job Category: Operations
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)

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