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Anti Money-Laundering Senior Specialist

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What you will do:

Supports the Anti Money-Laundering (“AML”) Program within the Enterprise Compliance department, and cross-departmental compliance efforts. Responsibilities include support across all aspects of Northwestern Mutual’s AML program to include the company’s insurance, investment, and wealth management entities. Works with AML team members and related support teams to help ensure the Firm’s AML program complies with regulatory expectations. Works with business partners and operational areas to ensure adequate policies, procedures and controls are documented and retained in support of the AML program.

How you will do it:

  • Assist the AML Compliance Officer in the identification, documentation, and resolution of AML investigations, including AML filings and reporting: process necessary Suspicious Activity Reports and Form 8300 filings for cash equivalent cases.
  • Perform quality reviews of AML alert resolutions and share feedback with the respective AML alert triage teams to ensure accurate and timely handling of alerts.
  • Support the AML program through compliance with the Customer Due Diligence regulation by auditing new accounts as well as reviewing the triggering event reports for previously opened accounts.
  • Consult with the Northwestern Mutual field force and operations areas in answering questions related to Customer Due Diligence form completion, the processing of international wire payments and the understanding of the firm’s policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the regularly scheduled meetings between the AML team and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) involving investigations of suspicious activity.
  • Collaborates with business partners, procedure owners, and departmental compliance coordinators to assist in the maintenance and retention of policies and procedures. Work with departments to develop policy and procedure content for new regulatory requirements.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related and/or equivalent work experience with strong exposure to insurance operations, brokerage operations, banking, or audit.
  • Minimum of 6 years of operational transaction experience, to include monitoring and trending in the financial services or insurance industries, is required.
  • Knowledge of insurance and investment product lines is required.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation required or acquired within one year of hire.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with ability to build rapport and gain acceptance at all levels.
  • Analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and emerging industry best practices.


Great pay package, 401K, company sponsored retirement plan, educational assistance, performance-based incentive pay, medical, dental and vision insurance, parental leave, caregiver time off….and more!



This position has been classified as an Associated Person under NMIS guidelines and requires fingerprinting and completion of required form.

Required Certifications:

Non-Registered Fingerprinted - FINRA

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