AML Sanctions Advisor Sr (Cleveland, OH)

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Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. We work together each day to foster an inclusive workplace culture where all of our employees feel respected, valued and have an opportunity to contribute to the company's success. As an AML Sanctions Advisor Sr within PNC's Corporate & Institutional Banking Compliance organization, this is a remote position and can sit anywhere within the PNC footprint, except for Colorado, Hawaii, Alaska. There is a limited expectation for regular in person, in office activities.

Job Description

  • Oversees, establishes and enhances effective business unit AML and Sanctions programs and designs policies to prevent or identify illegal, unethical, or improper business practices. May lead or oversee direct or indirect execution of activities to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act, AML, USA PATRIOT ACT and Sanctions Program. Constructively challenges conclusions/status quo. Exhibits confidence and credibility with service partners, business leaders, customers, regulators, and auditors.
  • Oversees the update of Compliance policies and procedures as needed. Ensures Compliance Manuals, Front Office Manuals, policies and procedures accurately reflect current laws, rules, other regulatory requirements and management intent. Oversees regulatory examinations and inquiries, including the coordination of interviews and information requests from regulatory agencies. Independently challenges analyses, reviews and recommendations.
  • Identifies and oversees the definition of the business unit AML and Sanctions program objectives for assigned line(s) of business, products/services and operational execution areas that may execute program components to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act, AML, USA PATRIOT ACT and Sanctions Program. Serves as a senior AML and Sanctions subject matter specialist regarding impact on Program design and execution. Communicate and socialize those objectives (from a leadership position) to the business or operational execution points. May lead AML and Sanctions Program monitoring reviews.
  • Reviews AML and Sanctions compliance reports and related customer risk profiles. Identifies issues, escalates through proper governance channels as needed, and recommends corrective action plans. Directs the review and analysis of assessments of AML and Sanctions risk and internal controls, as appropriate. Analyzes regulatory developments, advises business management of proposed rule changes and provide recommendations. Oversees the updating or implementation of new/enhanced processes in order to ensure timely and effective compliance with new regulatory requirements.
  • Support key business initiatives by identifying AML and Sanctions risks and providing resolutions to manage these risks. Provides advice and may participate as a subject matter specialists in developing and/or conducting AML and Sanctions training programs for specific employees. Serves as a senior AML and Sanctions Program subject matter resource regarding compliance impact on overall business activities, product development and customer activities. Works cooperatively with the business, legal partners, audit and other risk disciplines across the organization.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:
  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


Accuracy and Attention to Detail - Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.

Anti-money Laundering Policies and Procedures - Knowledge of and ability to prevent or report money laundering activities in banking and finance services.

Audit And Compliance Function - Knowledge of and ability to manage the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the Audit and Compliance (A&C) function or department.

Auditing - Knowledge of organization's internal audit processes, practices and methods.

Fraud Management - Knowledge of and ability to employ internal controls and to enhance business strategies for the purpose of detecting, correcting and preventing fraudulent activities.

Internal Controls - Knowledge of and ability to create, implement, evaluate and enhance processes in internal controls.

Problem Solving - Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry relevant experience is typically 8+ years. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.


Bachelors (Required)

Additional Job Description

  • Knowledge of and experience with US firms operating as bank subsidiaries in EU/Ireland in relation to anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) requirements
  • Expertise in key legislation and requirements in the EU/Ireland in the area of AML/CTF
  • Understanding of guidance and expectations set forth by he European Supervisory Authorities and the Central Bank in relation to AML/CFT
  • Knowledge of and experience with US firms operating as a foreign bank branch in the UK in relation to AML and Sanctions
  • Expertise in key legislation and requirements as set out in the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations (MLR ) and the Terrorism Acts (TA)
  • Understanding of guidance and expectations set forth by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Base Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience.


PNC offers employees a comprehensive range of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time employees include medical/prescription drug coverage (with a Health Savings Account feature); dental and vision options; employee and spouse/child life insurance; short- and long-term disability protection; maternity and parental leave; paid holidays, vacation days and occasional absence time; 401(k), pension and stock purchase plans; dependent care reimbursement account; back-up child/elder care; adoption assistance; educational assistance and a robust wellness program with financial incentives. To learn more about these and other programs, including benefits for part-time employees, visit > New to PNC.

Disability Accommodations Statement:

The PNC workplace is inclusive and supportive of individual needs. If you have a physical or other impairment that might require an accommodation, including technical assistance with the PNC Careers website or submission process, please call 877-968-7762 and select Option 4: Recruiting or contact us via email at [email protected]

The Human Resources Service Center hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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More Information on PNC
PNC operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA. PNC was founded in 2022. It has 50977 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 331 open jobs at PNC, click here.
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