Manager, AML Customer & Transaction Monitoring Analytics at Ally Financial (Charlotte, NC)

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601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC



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Posted Date

Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The position is a supporting role in Ally's Financial Crimes Compliance organization, providing tactical execution and compliance leadership for critical AML functions across the Ally Enterprise and Business Lines. Reporting into the Director, AML Customer & Transaction Monitoring, this role gives support to drive project execution, operational processes, and exploratory analysis on emerging risks. This role will work with senior leaders, AML Investigations, Enhanced Due Diligence, OFAC SMEs and AML Analytics & Operations teams. This is a leadership role that requires financial crimes knowledge and technical acumen as well as the ability to simplify concepts for cross functional teams.

Partner with the Enterprise Sanctions, AML Investigations team, Enhanced Due Diligence, the AML Program Management team, Enterprise Technology and lines of business in ensuring that the day-to-day operations are conducted in compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, in addition to company policies and procedures.

The Work Itself

  • Manage a team of Data Analytics professionals to drive new product consumption, operational processes, and exploratory analysis/insights of emerging risk
  • Support AML/OFAC sanctions screening including data validation, tuning, and analysis
  • Manage the onboarding of new products onto the AML Operations platforms including data quality and analysis
  • Manage monthly model performance monitoring and report to leadership on variances
  • Partner with product development team for related enhancements to case management systems
  • Initial contact point for ad-hoc research requests and/or projects of team members
  • Lead the research and design of transactional and informational data elements required during the development of new suspicious activity monitoring and customer risk scoring methods
  • Assist in preparing memo documentation to support various projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain a current understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing issues, including policies, procedures, regulations, industry best practice, criminal typologies and developing trends.
  • Manage AML Operational changes affected by external systems
  • Ensures day-to-day operations are conducted in compliance with regulatory and legal requirements and the organization's policy
  • Provide analytical detail and narrative of findings to leadership
  • Analyze all data for data trends and anomalies and present findings
  • Create, manage, and utilize high performance relational databases (SAS, SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Access, OLAP and other)
  • Support all AML technology including user acceptance testing
  • Streamline Operational processes for continued efficiencies
  • Promote teamwork and collaboration to consistently deliver to the standards required.
  • Set priorities for the team and lead by example
  • Understanding of AML regulatory requirements, BSA, USA Patriot Act
  • Uses judgment, creativity and sound technical and analytical knowledge to develop and recommend solutions relating to company policies and standard practices
  • Prepares documentation for regulatory agencies as well as internal audit and testing teams
  • Interfaces with senior management to provide and obtain information and to build consensus regarding regulatory and policy application and interpretation
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

The Skills You Bring

  • Education level: Minimum - Bachelors' Degree
  • Major field of study: Computer Science, Mathematics, Business or related major
  • Total years and type of prior related experience: 5+ years in banking/finance industry or data analytics
  • Experience managing others: 2+ years leading a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to prioritize workload and balance multiple duties
  • Possess independent analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to lead others in achieving measurable objectives
  • Experience extracting data from Snowflake data warehouse is a plus
  • Proficient in data analytics tools such as SQL, SAS, Python, R
  • Proficient in Data Analytics
  • Strong research skills, advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and experience with on-line research systems

How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:
  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at [email protected] Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
More Information on Ally Financial
Ally Financial operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI, New York City, NY and Charlotte, NC. Ally Financial was founded in 1919. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 87 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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