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Bank of the West KYC Quality Assurance Analyst- High Risk in Tempe, Arizona

KYC Quality Assurance Analyst- High Risk


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for performing and documenting all applicable customer verification processes related to the assigned business function and the communication and resolution of findings and other issues. Conducts customer due diligence and high risk reviews according to the bank’s BSA/AML policy and procedure. Analyzes the customer due diligence process and methodology to identify patterns and trends, and communicates with management to ensure that risks are adequately identified and addressed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts customer due diligence and high risk reviews according to the bank’s BSA/AML policy and procedures

  • Ensures that decisions to retain or exit a customer relationship alignwith supporting documentation submitted for each high risk customer type, and with appropriate research conducted during the high risk review process.

  • Implements, performs and documents assigned customer verification reviews; performs and conducts compliance screening for PEP, sanctions and adverse news based on detailed procedures and processes. Identifies issues, escalates to management for resolution and formally documents findings.

  • Communicates customer review results to management and business partners. Prepares and presents written reports of high risk reviews including results and recommendation for customer onboarding, closure or retention. Decisions.

  • Identifies areas of risk and make recommendations on operational improvements, processes for compliance, quality assurance and any additional training essential to mitigate risk. Seeks ways to assist the Bank in strengthening customer due diligence, remain compliant and improve efficiency.

  • Researches and analyzes testing results or issues, training, reads literature in order to become more knowledgeable about current banking, regulatory and audit issues, and performs other tasks as necessary to carry out daily responsibilities.

  • Performs research, participates in training, and reads literature in order to become more knowledgeable about current business and issues related to assigned area(s).

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bank field Relationship Managers and/or Retail Branch contacts

  • Experience with customer outreach, telephone etiquette, and ability to establish rapport with internal customers by phone



  • High School Diploma or GED Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • 5 7 years of related experience with a financial services institution or other agency conducting high risk customer due diligence reviews according to BSA/AML policy and procedure

  • Thorough knowledge of Customer Identification Procedure (CIP) requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of customer verification processing

  • Thorough knowledge of BOW commercial deposit account procedures as they apply to account opening processes and requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of industry relevant software used for analysis

  • Analytical and research skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Ability to perform independently with a minimum of supervision

  • Good organizational skills

  • Good to presentation skills

  • Excellent PC skills, including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, and related software

​​​​​​​Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Operations

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition ID: 059098