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Global Sanctions Compliance – Blocked Assets and Licensing Unit - Compliance Officer - Associate

Req #: 170123454
Location: Tampa, FL, US
Job Category: Compliance
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)


JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) team is part of The Global Compliance & Regulatory Management department which is responsible for the provision of compliance services to the Firm. The Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) organization has over 700 staff members across the world. The team covers both global and business-aligned functions supporting the firm’s Anti-money laundering, Sanctions, and Anti-corruption programs and is lead by the BSA/AML Officer and the AML Operations Executive. The Business Management team performs a number of functions that contribute to a well-run department including Talent Management, Communications Strategy and Resource Strategy.


The job responsibilities of this Compliance Officer position involves:

  • Completion of processes around regulatory driven sanction list or internally developed watch list searches of transactions and account holders looking for designated high risk clients and sanctioned transactions.
  • Working with internal Lines of Business (LOBs) and OFAC, the position will be responsible for all functions related to the restriction, blocking and unblocking of accounts/property.
  • Review blocked and rejected transactions from the various Compliance regions, request and obtain applicable indemnities, consult with management and assist in the preparation of the weekly and annual blocked property reports sent to OFAC.
  • Monitoring, reporting, database management and communication related to OFAC operational and transactional licenses.
  • Determine if there is a true match to a suspect name, review, analysis and decisioning on wire transactions and specific issues escalated to/from internal business units.
  • Validation on positive search results and providing detailed research information to support the resolution of a match. 
  • Providing written and verbal communication on issues with management, the lines of business and Compliance units, performing and reviewing highly sensitive client and transaction search information, reporting, escalating and documenting results.

This position reports to the Global Financial Crimes Compliance - Sanctions Manager and is an integral of the GFCC responsibilities to protect the organization and to fulfill the Bank's regulatory requirements. Ideal candidates possess leadership, high volume processing and analytical ability, initiative, a solution oriented mindset, a thorough knowledge of banking process, service operations, products and systems and the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven, diverse team/site environment. Ability to work flexible hours is required.  Will perform additional duties and special projects as requested. Occasional travel and overtime may be required.


  • Must have 3-5 years of banking experience and at least 1 year of compliance, legal or audit experience is highly desirable.
  • Customer contact and service operations area experience is a plus.
  • Candidate must have strong written/verbal communication, leadership, solid high volume processing and analytical skills with the ability to work independently on multiple assignments in a deadline driven, regulatory environment.
  • Ability to maintain high quality in a risk intensive environment.
  • Knowledge of SWIFT messaging and payment transactions is preferred.
  • Demonstrate cross-line of business knowledge of banking systems and products.
  • Possess strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • AML, OFAC experience highly desirable.
  • Self-reliance and willingness to "own" problems and creatively find solutions.
  • Must be results oriented and have strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent project management and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility to work varying daytime hours to accommodate transactional, product, reporting and regional deadlines.
  •  Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business Administration.
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