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Controls Advisory Senior Associate - Business Risk Services

Company: Grant Thornton
Location: New York
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Grant Thornton's Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.

Grant Thornton's Advisory business lines are designed to create, protect, and transform value. Business Risk Services (protect value) works hand-in-hand with the other two business lines, Transaction Services (create value) and Business Consulting and Technology (transform value). Business Risk Services includes Risk Advisory Services, Forensic Advisory Services and Data Analytics.

Financial Services Controls Advisory, Senior Associate - Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Grant Thornton's anti-corruption professional provide comprehensive internal audit, controls advisory and consultative services to financial institutions in addressing Know Your Customer (KYC), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC) and other compliance related matters.


  • Assist clients across the three lines of defense in drafting, reviewing, identifying and testing key controls in the AML space

  • Issue validation of prior audit related and Regulatory issues Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management
  • Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership material
  • Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work
  • Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)
  • Maintain a good working relationship with clients and work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information and perform services
  • Work closely with Grant Thornton managers and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues
  • Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully accomplish objectives portraying knowledge and confidence
  • Manage, develop, train, coach and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews
  • Motivate others to perform at maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality of the services delivered
  • Interview campus and/or experienced candidates
  • Industry / Regulatory Awareness: Researches, analyzes, and understands current market place issues and emerging regulatory requirements and guidance. Participates in and speaks at industry conferences, seminars and associations. Stays abreast of currently regulations impacting clients. Develops and publishes points of view on relevant hot topics. Attends training and maintains required certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned

    • Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field, Advanced degree is a plus.
      • 6 to 10 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.
      • CAMS, CAMS-Audit, CRCM or ACFCS certification.

        • PMP preferred
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Prior relevant consulting experience required
        • Examination experience or extensive knowledge with one or more of the following agencies (FRB, OCC, FDIC, FinCEN, or SIFMA) and/or ex-senior AML Officer from a nationally recognized institution
        • Solid knowledge of AML and OFAC regulations
        • Able to work with and manage teams of diverse consultants on complex engagements
        • Extensive experience working with and providing advice on KYC / AML and OFAC Sanctions programs
        • Solid knowledge of 3 lines of defense
        • Has solid hands on experience working in three or more of the following areas:
        • Independent reviews
        • AML and OFAC risk assessments
        • Customer risk rating model development
        • Transaction model and OFAC filter model risk assessments
        • Process improvement initiatives (KYC, FIU)
        • Policy & procedure development
        • Alert clearing and investigations
        • Enforcement actions remediation
        • Vendor solutions in KYC, Transaction Monitoring, Case Management or OFAC
        • Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed.

          Additional Information:

          • Travel Requirements could be up to 75"
          • A majority of the current client work is in New York
          • Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit
          • Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees
          • Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically ' whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

            It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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