Consultant, Business Analyst - Regulatory Technology & Financial Crimes

Industry: Professional Services

Job Family: Consulting

25 Jan 2023

San Francisco

Full Time

United States

Company description Sia Partners is a next-generation consulting firm dedicated to creating state-of-the-art narratives for transformation and innovation and deploying them at scale. Our goal is to deliver superior value and tangible results to our clients as they navigate the digital revolution and achieve transformations which generate a positive impact. Our global footprint and expertise in more than 40 sectors and services allow us to enhance our clients’ businesses worldwide. We guide their projects and initiatives in strategy, business transformation, IT & digital strategy, and Data Science.

Why Join The Sia Village?

Excellence | Entrepreneurship | Innovation | Teamwork | Care & Support | Employee Wellbeing

These are the six core values that guide all our actions. As an expression of our values, our Sia Village concept describes our commitment to fostering a sense of community within and among our offices. We believe that knowledge sharing is the key, not only to innovation, but to the growth and development of our people.

Your experience at Sia Partners will be enriched by a(n):

Entrepreneurial journey Career advocacy program that supports achieving professional development goals through guidance, and real-time feedback Continuous learning & development opportunities Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs with an ever-growing list of global affinity initiatives Annual seminar, an in-person value-add experience, that allows you to network with colleagues throughout North America Job description You will support our emerging Regulation Technology team which works alongside our Financial Crimes Advisory group assisting clients in the design and execution of various regulation technology implementations, testing, tuning, and calibration of key BSA/AML, Sanctions and Fraud systems. These include transaction monitoring, sanctions filtering tuning, above the line/below the line analysis, identification of trends and patterns, model validations including DFS 504 certifications, and suspicious activity model design and refinement. The ideal candidate can work with large data sets to ensure that Compliance teams have the necessary information available to support policy development and decision-making.

This includes understanding regulatory requirements, applying them to financial services business models, designing systems, incorporating data effectively, and ensuring the effective execution of programs. This will also include creating and executing the periodic and ongoing tuning methodology for monitoring systems.

You will enjoy working with some of the richest data sets in the world and the ability to see your insights turned into real world impact.


Project manage and/or support on a range of client delivery, as part of an on-site or remote project team Conduct effective meetings, liaising with Compliance, Data Science and Engineering, and Operations/Management teams Collaborate with internal and client project team members, and contribute to internal communications and readiness activity within the program team and with client groups Provide status reporting of progress, dependencies, issues, risks, and overall program health Design financial intelligence systems and develop data requirements, working with Compliance teams as well as Data Scientists and Engineers Apply expertise in systems and data analysis, data mining, and data visualization to see beyond the numbers and generate insights that influence the strategy for Compliance teams Utilize a deep background of data structures and sources to identify relevant data sets and build dashboards and reports to show key performance/risk indicators Oversee and maintain data integrations of key systems, architecture, and compliance vendors Use analysis to identify trends and opportunities for improvements and efficiencies across compliance programs and systems Create and maintain documentation on pipelines, tools, and data sets to demonstrate program soundness Be a thought leader for data-informed initiatives and help to guide the team’s direction Partner with Data Science, Policy, Legal, Product, Engineering and Operations teams to solve problems at scale Qualifications 2+ years of experience performing compliance business and systems analysis and implementations Knowledge of AML Compliance, or other related financial regulations globally BA/BS in Computer Science, Math/Finance, Physics, Applied Economics, Statistics or other technical field Intermediate to advanced experience with financial crimes, SQL, Python, Excel, statistics, and data analysis Experience building requirements in a waterfall, and/or agile environment, Jira knowledge is a plus Experience manipulating and transforming data as part of systems integrations Has worked with model validation frameworks for DFS 504, and/or SR 11-7 of the Federal Reserve Experience operationalizing measurements and applying statistical analysis to evaluate process performance Ability to understand complex compliance obligations and work with the relevant teams ensure the effective functioning of financial intelligence systems Experience assessing, analyzing, and resolving complicated issues, and distill that complexity into simple and concise concepts Experience initiating and driving projects to completion with minimal guidance Experience communicating the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner Additional information Compensation & Benefits

Salary + Annual Discretionary Bonus Healthcare coverage that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance policies Generous time off Parental leave paid at 100% of base pay for all new parents regardless of gender Future Moms Program 9 Company Holidays + 1 Floating Holiday 401(k) matching College save-up plan & college loan repayment plan Monthly cell phone stipend Commuter Benefits Gym Reimbursement through firm medical plan California Compensation Information

New York compensation for this opportunity ranges between $90,000 and $116,000. Actual compensation within that range will be dependent upon the individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and market location.

Our Commitment To Diversity

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are part of Sia Partners’ DNA. Thanks to our expertise in several sectors and our international growth, our teams include a variety of experiences and cultures. We’re confident that promoting DEIB creates an environment in which everyone can reach their full potential.

Our global network, DEIB@Sia Partners, brings together our people worldwide to facilitate local and global progress, focused on the following areas:

Gender equality (global Gender Equality Index score of 91/100 for FY19-20) LGBTQ+ Race & Ethnicity Working Parents Disabilities Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.

Covid-19 Update

Please note that, to the extent permitted by state and local law, Sia Partners requires all employees in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. “Fully vaccinated” means that the individual can provide acceptable proof that the individual has received, at least fourteen (14) days prior to the individual’s start date, either both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine plus all boosters recommended for you, or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine plus all boosters recommended for you. Vaccines must be authorized and/or approved by the FDA. The Company will engage in an interactive process to determine if an exemption to this requirement as a reasonable accommodation is appropriate.

Hybrid Workplace Guidelines

Sia Partners maintains its hybrid workplace arrangements and provides a flexible workplace environment that is driven by client and business/market needs. While our firm does support hybrid work, there are times that we may require our consultants to work onsite at one of our Sia offices or a client office full-time. Consultants are expected to have the ability to be flexible with work location depending upon business needs. When in-between client engagements, Consultants typically work onsite at a local Sia office 2+ times per week.

To learn more about our mission, values, and business sectors, please visit our website.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.