SARS Analyst

Special Counsel is curently seeking to fill a remote SARS Analyst role for our client. This contract role is anticipated to last about 3 months. Please see the description below and submit your resume in WORD format today if qualified and interested. 

Job Description: Lead Analyst, SAR Investigations to join its team of legal and compliance professionals. The Lead Analyst investigates suspicious activity involving potential instances of money laundering and financial fraud and is responsible for the drafting of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by client with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury, and documenting decisions not to file SARs.

Key responsibilities:

(1) conducting comprehensive investigations of potentially suspicious activity that consistently demonstrate thorough research (both open and closed source) and sharp analysis;

(2) appropriately recommending to Reviewing Attorneys whether a SAR be filed;

(3) drafting timely, error-free and well-written SARs and No SARs that follow FinCEN regulations and SART guidance; and

(4) ensuring a comprehensive and well-organized case file.


  • Strong and consistent attention to detail along with an ability to work efficiently and handle tight deadlines are critical skills for this demanding role.
  • This team member must also effectively communicate and develop relationships with senior colleagues and collaborate with them on investigations.
  • The ability to effecively apply a foundational understanding of the check and lockbox products and services offered by the organization and requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act.
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • At least 3 years of relavent work experience
  • Experience working for a financial institution on AML/ KYC/ anti-fraud related projects and/or ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) certification and intelligence work in the private or public sector, is preferred.

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