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AVP, AML Technical Quality Control (QC) Analyst

Monterey Park, CA, USA Req #632
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

About Cathay Bank 
More than half a century ago, we opened our doors at Cathay Bank to serve the growing Chinese American community in Los Angeles. We helped our customers put down new roots with cars and homes, and we supported their businesses, which continue to sustain generations. We remain committed to enriching the journeys of our customers and the diverse communities we serve.

Over time, we’ve expanded along with our customers. Today, we’re a subsidiary of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATY), a publicly held bank holding company. We operate in nine states across the United States, including California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Texas, Maryland,Massachusetts, Nevada, and New Jersey, and we have outposts in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. Forbes named us the #10 Best Bank in America in 2019.

Along with our extensive experience and innovative thinking, we bring an open mind to every interaction and a willingness to work with customers and communities in ways that best suit their needs. Our lines of business include personal banking, home mortgages, business banking, corporate lending, cash management, SBA loan programs, community lending, international banking, foreign exchange, and wealth management.

What’s Next

Are you passionate about a potential career in the financial services industry? Cathay Bank is excited about what’s to come for our company and customers. Our employees are the reason our customers can get where they want to go and aspire to what’s next.

If you bring your best self to work, see opportunities instead of obstacles, and always want to advance in your career, then Cathay Bank may be a great fit for you. We’re excited to offer our employees opportunities to grow and develop in their career journey. We also provide the resources, support and freedom so that employees can best deliver an extraordinary customer experience.

Join Cathay Bank—and be energized by what’s possible for your career!


The AVP, AML Technical Quality Control (QC) Analyst supports the business processes and system for the FCIU Department, which uses anti-money laundering platforms and case management applications. 


Incumbent supervises Data Analyst(s).

Perform detailed technical reviews of underlying customer transactions and ensure data reconciles to the bank’s core system, AML transaction monitoring system, and any other applicable bank system
Ensure the data that comes into the AML Solution is complete data, formatted correctly, and that the transaction monitoring system receives and validates it  
Review and make recommendations for Data Quality and Data Integrity improvement initiatives
Provide training, guidance, balanced feedback, and coaching to subordinate.  Monitor performance and progress of assigned goals and objectives 
Maintain Cathay Bank internal control standards and resolve issues in a timely manner that are identified by internal auditors and external regulators 
Interact collaboratively with lines of business to resolve technical and/or data issues 
Assist in the design and testing of data and scripts related to the implementation of new and existing AML systems and environments
Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Finance strongly preferred
Work Experience:  Minimum 5 years technical quality control experience working in a BSA/AML/OFAC department in a financial institution.  Previous supervisor experience required.
Computer Skills:  Demonstrates a detailed understanding of the various computer systems used for performing and documenting technical quality control reviews.  Intermediate skills in computer terminal and personal computer operations - Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).  
Strong knowledge of the laws applicable to money laundering, including the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, US Treasury AML guidelines, OFAC requirements, and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements. 
Strong knowledge of FinCEN reporting requirements.
Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
Effective organization and time management skills. 
Ability to present information to department management using PowerPoint
Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Cathay Bank is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Bank’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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  • Monterey Park, CA, USA