American Express

Compliance Assistant - American Express National Bank

American Express

June 11, 2021


You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.
At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible - and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.
American Express’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), within Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC), provides end-to-end support and oversight of global financial crimes investigations. In conjunction with GFCC partners, the FIU develops and implements automated transaction monitoring rules, reports, and other processes designed to identify activity potentially indicative of criminal behavior. The FIU also investigates potentially suspicious financial activity and, when appropriate, files suspicious activity reports (SARs) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and/or refers matters to internal compliance partners for review and reporting globally. In addition, the FIU manages risk associated with politically exposed persons and persons and entities on core sanctions and risk lists through regular screening, and also manages risk associated with improper payments that could be indicative of bribery, corruption, or other illicit activity by reviewing internal American Express payments and expenditures. The FIU performs a critical role in ensuring that American Express complies with all applicable laws and regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and provides law enforcement with key information for the investigation and prosecution of money laundering and terrorist financing, credit card fraud, identity theft, and other criminal activity.
American Express’ FIU has implemented a comprehensive screening process to identify all potential and existing account relationships among all lines of business with Sanctioned Persons & Entities and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP). The initial screening process for American Express National Bank (AENB) customers is performed by FIU-Sanctions; it occurs across several lines of business, including consumer card, corporate card, and merchant, and includes primary and supplemental cardholders, directors, beneficial owners, and other related parties. FIU-Sanctions performs a critical role in ensuring that AENB adheres to U.S. regulations. This position will work closely with various teams across AENB and American Express, market compliance officers, line of business representatives and CADENCE users, among others.
Job Responsibilities
  • Conducting Sanctions and Politically Exposed Persons screening in Bridger, the enterprise screening tool
  • Performing enhanced due diligence research
  • Collaborating with AENB compliance teams
  • Keen attention to detail in investigation, analysis, and documentation
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Computer and internet research skills
  • Effective communication and excellent writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied projects simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
Why American Express?
There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.
We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.
Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.
The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.