AML Specialist in Chandler at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/17/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 286 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

In this position, you will play a major role in providing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policy advisory, guidance, and direction to business units, operational support areas, and product areas that are critical to the effectiveness of PayPal’s world-class, global financial crime compliance program. You will be instrumental in preventing the exploitation of PayPal’s services for illicit purposes and ensuring compliance with complex financial industry legal requirements in areas such as anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing (CTF), financial intelligence, and suspicious activity/matter reporting (SAR/SMR).

You will draw on your education and compliance experience to help ensure adherence with PayPal policies, as well as global compliance expectations throughout PayPal’s footprint. In this role you will work with business, technology, and compliance professionals to support and execute PayPal’s objectives in financial crime detection and prevention. You will be responsible for providing AML advisory to the global consumer credit and business financing solutions businesses, and for assisting with the integration of new ventures, products, and opportunities.

You will work in close collaboration with multiple areas of the company across PayPal’s global footprint. This role will report into a Sr. Manager and will require a candidate that can work well as a team and as a sole-contributor to address specific needs of the AML program and of our business areas. You will be engaged in:
• Reviewing and updating AML policies, procedures, and other governance documentation
• Providing AML advisory to various areas of the company including product, technology, and operational support areas
• Staying apprised of AML regulatory changes globally to assist in determining impacts to PayPal and driving program changes
• Participating in AML audits, exams, and projects with impeccable quality and timeliness
• Providing clear and succinct communication both verbally and in writing to all levels of management and staff


  • 2-3 years of AML/BSA experience in a policy/advisory capacity, providing guidance on satisfying regulatory requirements and adhering with applicable policies
  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD preferred (if JD, can have fewer years of experience)
  • Substantive knowledge of legal, policy, and/or operational aspects of financial crime compliance programs (e.g., AML/CTF, CDD, SARs, sanctions/OFAC, AB&C, and/or financial crime investigations)

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.