Job Description: About Bank of America Merrill Lynch:
Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 40 countries. In the U.S alone, we serve almost all Fortune 500 companies and approximately 59 million consumers and small-business customers. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.
Connecting Asia Pacific to the World
Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 23 offices in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region's leading financial services companies. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to actively promote an inclusive work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to the growth of our business. Each of our global Employee Networks bring together employees, create dialogue and awareness in support of our Diversity and Inclusion.
The role of Sr. Internal Investigator will be responsible for investigating internal financial crimes; fraud, acts of misconduct and abuse involving employees/vendors/contractors. This role sits with our Legal Group under Internal Investigations Group (IIG) and will be privy to employee confidential information, compliance reporting and have access to internal sensitive information.
Conduct routine to complex investigations into suspected internal fraud, misconduct and abuse involving employees/vendors/contractors across multiple lines of businesses
Conducts interviews of suspects and witnesses, gathers comprehensive work papers and evidentiary material to support findings and prepare comprehensive reports of findings.
Must be able to identify effective mitigation strategies, analyze, evaluate data and information that results in a thorough investigative effort.
Make recommendations to line management to close process gaps, mitigate risk and address policy/procedure violations.
May make recommendations to Employee Relations around employment outcomes, provide guidance and input as needed and identify training opportunities.
Participates in, or leads investigative related task forces and/or special projects that represent significant loss exposure and/or are highly visible.
Formulates and recommends action response to allegations, will make recommendations to file crime reports as appropriate, and to testify in court proceedings as appropriate.
As necessary, prepares reports for management covering investigative details, results and recommended loss and recovery prevention actions.
Responsible for identifying suspicious activity in investigations and making appropriate regulatory reporting recommendations
Will be the Internal Investigations primary point of contact on the ground in region, reporting to the Sr. Internal Investigations Manager in London, and will be responsible for developing and maintaining critical partnerships and good working relationships internal to the Bank and with external parties including law enforcement.
Provide a consistently high quality independent investigation such that the Bank's businesses and support functions have confidence in regard to the integrity and quality of reported findings.
The incumbent should expect travel in this role up to 15% of the time.
5 - 10 years previous financial crimes investigative experience including interviewing suspects and witnesses, gathering evidentiary information and report writing skills.
Experienced in dealing with senior level management
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated report writing skills in English language.
Strong analytical skills.
Knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Requires a detail oriented, independent thinker with multi-tasking skills
Ability to work and adapt in a multi-cultural environment
Understanding of reporting requirements of various regulatory agencies
Established relationships with law enforcement and industry partners
Secondary language ability in Hindi, Mandarin or Cantonese would be beneficial to liaise with required stakeholders
Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, or similar designation associated with financial crimes investigation is considered beneficial.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer