DescriptionAre you ready to apply your audit, risk, and compliance expertise to Amazon's exciting and unique environment? We are seeking an experienced Testing Specialist who can apply broad risk and compliance knowledge to our regulated Amazon Payments entities in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions (AAPAC), with the opportunity to augment our sister team supporting EMEA, as part of a 2nd line of defense Assurance team.
This individual will be responsible identifying, assessing, and reporting on internal control gaps and identifying best practices improvements in support of our money transmission businesses. You will join a team that partners across the global organization to shape the future of Amazon’s evolving risk and compliance programs.
Primary job responsibilities include: · Ability to learn and understand business processes, regulations, and internal controls, and develop meaningful tests to determine whether controls are operating effectively and as expected; · Perform operational deep dives to understand and find gaps in compliance-related processes and services; · Identify and assess inherent and residual risks related to control deficiencies; · Work with compliance, business, and technology partners to identify deficiencies internal controls and operational processes; · Improve upon existing testing and monitoring capabilities; · Communicate testing plans, results, and next steps concisely and effectively across the organization; · Manage several projects simultaneously with precision and accuracy; · Obtain alignment from multiple stakeholders on appropriate solutions, and verify that issues are successfully remediated; · Work with business, compliance, and legal partners to identify root cause of issues; · Participate in process improvement initiatives, including identifying and implementing best practices in effective and innovative ways.Basic Qualifications· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; · 4+ years of experience in the AML/CFT compliance space as it relates to money transmitters and/or financial institutions, preferably in the context of: 1st or 2nd line of defense, internal audit, consulting firm advisory, enterprise risk management (ERM), or government regulator; · Working knowledge of the following regulatory and industry requirements and standards: AML/CFT (including Denied Party/Sanctions and PEP Screening, Know Your Customer, Suspicious Activity Monitoring); · Excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will interact with various levels of employees to collect information and communicate results of testing. You will prepare reports and make presentations to senior level management; · Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, technical environment; · Ability to travel up to 35% (post-pandemic).Preferred Qualifications· Big 4 accounting firm and/or Sarbanes Oxley 404 implementation and testing experience is a plus; · Familiarity with Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, BSA/OFAC, US Patriot Act, NYDFS 504, Singapore PSN01, ALMD, EU Data Protection Act, PCI DSS, and ISO/IEC 27001; · Relevant work experience in a financial institution, payments institution/money transmitter, audit firm, fintech, AML regulator, or operational and risk management environment; · Understanding of modern transaction processing environments is a plus; · CPA, CIA, CAMS, CFE or other relevant certifications is a plus.
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