Deputy BSA/AML Officer

ComplianceNew York


New York



Deputy BSA/AML Officer- New York

Wise is looking for a Deputy AML/BSA Officer to join its growing financial crime compliance oversight team in North America. This role will be working alongside the board-appointed AML/BSA Officer and a small but highly effective team in second line compliance. 

In this role you will be responsible for the effective mitigation of financial crime risks through the maintenance of adequate systems and controls. This position requires close partnership with our financial crime compliance operational and product teams, with opportunities to present to senior stakeholders and shape the strategic direction of the financial crime compliance program.

In joining us as a Deputy AML/BSA Officer, you’ll receive a competitive package including a salary range starting at $110,000, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) in a profitable publicly traded company, relocation assistance (if needed), and a wide array of other benefits! 🚀

Your Mission:

  • Supervision of our appropriate measures to ensure that Financial crime  risks are taken into account in our day-to-day operations.
  • Provide advice and guidance to other teams and key stakeholders – regionally and globally, on BSA, AML/CTF and OFAC sanctions regulations as well as related Wise policies and procedures
  • Support in the development and maintenance of the compliance FinCrime oversight framework and our North America AML and Sanctions policies
  • Prepare quarterly compliance reports to the board of directors of Wise US Inc. and Wise Plc.
  • Challenge first line teams on the development of controls and provide approvals  on any control changes , new products or features
  • Represent fincrime compliance oversight both internally and externally to regulators, auditors and partners as required showcasing Wise’s strong oversight compliance framework 
  • Deputising for the AML/BSA Officer as required ensuring that there is strong oversight of all compliance operations including AML, Fraud, Sanctions, KYC/CDD and EDD
  • Serve as a member of the US SAR committee, providing feedback to our FinCEN Reporting Team
  • Contribute to the company’s Financial Crime Risk Assessment
  • Horizon scanning of new FinCrime regulatory developments and maintaining oversight of implementation of such development which impact business activities
  • Proactively identifying key areas of risk and work with first line teams to in the development of mitigation plans 

A Bit About You:

    • Theory. You are an expert in US financial crime regulations including the Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC,  NY DFS Part 504, and may be currently working or have worked within the area of financial crime compliance preferably in a fast paced environment either in-house or as a consultant. 
    • Practice. You have demonstrable experience designing and challenging processes, ideally across multiple products. You have thought deeply about the Wise mission and how it intersects with compliance.
    • Passion. You are solution oriented and get a kick out of improving current practices and processes and can apply different compliance strategies to develop  compliance frameworks.  
    • Communication. You are a comfortable and effective communicator in both your writing and speaking. You can convey complex ideas effectively to both internal and external audiences.
    • Get the job done. You have a sense of urgency and an ability to work well under pressure, prioritizing, taking responsibility and working to tight deadlines with the capability to handle multiple projects at one time.
    • Detail. You have meticulous attention to detail and if you’ve skimmed through without reading this bullet point, we are sure a bank would love to have you. 
    • Team player. You have great people skills and can effectively and efficiently collaborate, build relationships with colleagues throughout the business and across the globe.
    • Travel. You must be willing to travel to our other offices as required. 
  • Must already be legally authorized to work in the US, we cannot provide Visas for this role
  • This is NOT a remote position, this is a full-time position that will be located in New York City 

Nice to haves: 

  • Certification as a Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or similar.
  • Experience with conducting risk assessments
  • Experience conducting QA/QC on SARs
  • Experience filing SARs or OFAC reports electronically
  • Experience with training/mentoring junior team members.

Key benefits:

💸 Competitive base salary of $110,000-$145,000
🚀  RSU’s in a rapidly growing company 
💻 Hybrid working model – a mix of working from home and from the office
✈️  Wisers can work remotely for 90 days a year. By ‘remote’ we don’t just mean from home, but from wherever in the world you choose to
💪  An annual self-development budget
🩺  Medical, dental, & vision insurance – including HSA and FSA options
💝  Company-paid: Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability, and an EAP program
☀️  25 days PTO, 15 sick days, 11 holidays, 5 compassionate leave days, 3 paid “Me” days and a paid volunteer day, annually
🏝️  A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years
👶🏼  18-weeks of paid parental leave, after a year with us
💰  401k with up to a 4% employer match
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Also, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.



We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn’t important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

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