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Sanctions Officer

Russell Tobin
Jersey City, NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

AML and KYC DOES NOT equate to sanctions. Need someone with Sanctions background and Alert Review Experience - transactional alerts. Corporate banking experience highly preferred.


The Sanctions Compliance Team manages the overall Sanctions Compliance Program, protecting the bank by ensuring adherence to pertinent sanctions regulations. The Team accomplishes this by working with various departments within the bank to identify risk, train personnel, maintain effective filters, implement policies and comprehensive procedures, screen data and transactions, and report violations to law enforcement.



Candidate Success Factors:

Candidates will be measured on the following four performance drivers which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Results and Impact
  • Leadership and Collaboration
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct





  • Provide advice to various lines of business on sanctions regulations and internal sanctions policies.
  • Conduct Sanctions focused enhanced due diligence on trade finance activities (e.g. letters of credit) and identify Sanctions risks and red flags.
  • Investigate and decision escalations and alerts from transactional, static data, client onboarding and other escalation sources. Thoroughly document and maintain related investigation files.
  • Ensure escalation of significant sanctions-related matters to the Head of Sanctions Compliance.
  • Perform ad hoc investigations and analysis in support of block/reject reports, or voluntary disclosures to OFAC, of any regulatory enquiries, and as requested.
  • Assist with coordination of materials for internal and external Sanctions-related examinations.
  • Assist with remediation efforts related to the Sanctions compliance program.
  • Keep abreast of sanctions regulatory developments and of internal sanctions policies.
  • Assist with Sanctions related projects and initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Comply with applicable bank policies governing employee work and conduct.


Minimum Required Qualifications

·       Five years + of experience in a financial services industry or regulatory environment; at least 3 years in OFAC/ Financial Sanctions compliance. 

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, Finance, Legal, Economics or related discipline.

  • Strong analytical skills to review and analyze Sanctions related inquiries and escalations.
  • Strong investigative skills for potential Sanctions violation and trends

·       Strong computer skills, particularly MS Excel and MS Powerpoint

  • Strong written and oral presentation skills

·       Possess a strong understanding of corporate governance and the OFAC, EU, French Sanctions regulatory environment 

·       Ability to understand the importance of privileged and confidential information

·       Ability to work on multiple projects and meet timely deadlines



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant Industry Certification, e.g., CGSS, CAMS

Russell Tobin


Jersey City, NJ
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