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Senior Compliance Specialist - Hilo

Hilo, HI 96720

Posted: 07/03/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Finance Job Number: 17349



Bishop & Company is seeking an Sr. Compliance Specialist for the Big Island in the Hilo area. Ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills and previous banking compliance experience.

Requirements of a Sr. Compliance Specialist;
  • Must be familiar with Bank Secrecy Act Compliance.  
  • Detailed oriented and possess strong analytical skills.
  • Primary job functions may require exercising independent judgment.  
  • Responsible for providing excellent customer service for incoming calls.  
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years of work experience with the credit union with a strong Operational background (preferred)
  • Related audit or finance work experience (preferred)
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency with an emphasis in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in using the BSA/AML software.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret transaction data.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.  
  • Able to handle confidential information.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently.
  • Exhibits a positive and energetic attitude.
  • Exhibits competent decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of regulations within the financial services industry emphasis on BSA and AML.
  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Lifting up to 25-30 pounds; push and/or pull up to 50 pounds

Responsibilities of a Sr. Compliance Specialist;
  • This position will be responsible for monitoring and identifying high risk transactions and customers through the analysis of data.
  • Will have responsibility for compiling data necessary for the preparation of suspicious activity reports as required by the Bank Secrecy Act and related Anti-Money Laundering laws.
  • Conducts account monitoring of high and moderate risk accounts and transactions.
  • Reviews and analyzes alerts generated by the Bank’ s anti-money laundering software products.
  • Provides support to branch personnel and other lines of business regarding cash transactions, suspicious activity and potential money laundering.
  • Monitors and identifies high-risk transactions and customers through the analysis of data and report suspicious transactions as required by the BSA and related AML Laws.
  • Assist with developing, implementing and administering all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Program.  
  • Participates in the development of products and services to existing and potential customers.  
  • Prepares documentation for Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS).
  • Prepares documentation for Currency Transaction Reports (CTRS)
  • Works with branch personnel to resolve issues associated with inaccurate or incomplete Cash Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Money Instrument Logs (MILs).
  • Follows appropriate internal control procedures regarding the assessment, control and reduction of risk regarding fraud, abuse and mismanagement.
  • Exercises care and diligence in the practice of internal controls ensuring records, reports and related documents are completed and properly stored for safe keeping.
  • Consistently follows appropriate practices, policies and procedures to help attain organizational results and compliance.
  • Conduct training sessions related to the Bank Secrecy Act and other compliance related topics.
  • Assist with review and maintenance of all credit union policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all related laws and regulations applicable to the credit union.

Benefits of being a Sr. Compliance Specialist;
  • Location: Hilo
  • Pay: DOE
  • Bishop & Company offers its temporary and contract employees attractive, competitive benefits, including paid holidays, paid vacation, health insurance, and matching 401k plan for all those who qualify


Bishop & Company provides recruiting and placement services for client companies and opportunities for job seekers throughout Hawaii, with emphasis on executive search, direct hire, temp to hire, and temporary/contract staffing . We charge no fees to our placed candidates and our temporary/contract employees. Our client services are 100% guaranteed.


Please forward resumes to:

Bishop & Company

(or Email:


Phone: 808-839-2200

Fax: 808-839-4844



***No relocation, In-state applicants only. Must be available to interview immediately.***


Location: Honolulu, HI


Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran


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