Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Financial Intelligence Unit at Western Union
Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Financial Intelligence Unit – Denver, Colorado
Do you want to be part of a specialist team that looks to put a stop to money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illegal financial transactions? Do you want to be part of a global company looking to disrupt the financial services industry? Join Western Union as a Strategic Intelligence Analyst.
Motivated by our values: purpose-driven, globally-minded, and trustworthy & respectful
We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.
Better requires process, discipline, and simplification
We’ll be looking to you to be a key member of a strategic intelligence team (the Office of Strategic Intelligence, or OSI) within Western Union’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The OSI is the primary source for AML/TF typology-focused subject matter expertise provided to other Compliance and corporate risk programs. OSI analysis contributes directly to FIU-initiated transaction controls and other non-standard risk mitigation measures designed to protect the company. OSI analysts work closely with law enforcement and other government partners to exchange threat intelligence and identify emerging risk issues. OSI also provides a variety of bespoke AML/TF-focused research and analysis services to support Compliance leadership and other key stakeholders.
In this role, you will be responsible for tracking, evaluating, and modeling the global evolution of criminal and terrorist threats, using "big data" tools and all-source analytic methodologies to proactively evaluate the nature and extent of Western Union's exposure to these threats. You will execute all phases of complex, high-risk intelligence analysis projects with significant autonomy, independence, and judgment. You will utilize ETL, analysis, and data visualization tools to query, integrate, explore and evaluate extremely large volumes (millions of rows) of transaction data, case information, due diligence records, and other sources to inform your analysis. You will directly interrogate Western Union data using typology-specific intelligence from open/public, commercial, law enforcement, and other sources. You will be expected to create detailed narrative investigative reports, presentations, and, where needed, link charts or similar diagrams to document and communicate your judgments, findings, and related actions. You will regularly engage with and brief Compliance senior leadership (Director and above) as well as critical law enforcement, regulatory, and other government partners on high threat / high exposure issues. You will also be called upon to handle a wide variety of ad-hoc analytic and research requests from FIU and Compliance senior leadership to support executive-level decision-making and initiatives.
For such a pivotal role, we require you to have a bachelor’s degree and/or 2-5 years of experience in a related field. Related experience can include strategic analysis for the U.S. Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement, or think tank establishments; strategic anti-money laundering or risk work with a financial institution; and/or graduate school training in the practice, methods, and tools of intelligence analysis tradecraft. You will have constructed judgments about issues for which there is incomplete or imperfect evidence, requiring you to establish and justify associated confidence levels. You should be comfortable working with extremely large, complex data sets, basic SQL concepts, and "big data" software such as Tableau and Alteryx. You must also possess advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Access). You must have a demonstrated track record of excellent written and oral communication skills, including the presentation of your work to senior decision-makers.
Join us, and let’s connect the world
Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.
We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.
We are passionate about our diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran (U.S.) status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws.
The annual gross base salary range is 62,829.23 - 103,871.34.
This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. salaries will vary and are based on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. Salary is one component of the Western Union total compensation package, which includes short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few! To view details of our benefits, visit https://mywubenefits.com/.