Senior Lead Auditor – AML/BSA



  • Providing independent and objective perspectives on KeyCorp’s processes and risks through assessment and testing of the adequacy and effectiveness of Key’s risk management policies and practices, and adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Providing recommendations to improve risk management practices.
  • Providing an objective review of accountabilities, escalation activities, and quality/timeliness of issue resolution.
  • Contributing to an organizational culture of respect and personal accountability regarding Diversity and Inclusiveness.

The Risk Review Group offers work life balance through limited to no travel, flexible schedules and the potential to telecommute. The Risk Review Group also has career path planning and supports professional growth by supporting the pursuit of relevant certifications, including:

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)


The Senior Lead Auditor will be responsible for the following:

  • Leading large or complex audits and projects of various products and business functions with a focus on BSA/AML and OFAC compliance.
  • Independently documenting walkthroughs, including identification of risk and controls.
  • Executing and documenting testing performed over identified controls in accordance with Institute of Internal Auditors and internal Risk Review Group standards.
  • Documenting and communicating audit findings with the internal Risk Review Group team and line of business personnel.
  • Ability to work in a productive, collaborative, and cooperative way with a variety of people.
  • Performing regulatory research to understand the AML/BSA and OFAC risks associated with the audit.
  • Holding discussions with line of business personnel to identify the applicable AML/BSA and OFAC controls that mitigate the applicable AML/BSA and OFAC risks.


The Senior Lead Auditor should possess the following skillsets:

  • Knowledge of, or desire to learn, BSA/AML and OFAC regulatory requirements.
  • Independent ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to build relationships with clients and teammates.
  • Ability to guide staff and deliver feedback.
  • Contribute to an organizational culture of respect and personal accountability regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4+ years of experience

*Candidates located in either Cleveland or Buffalo with be offered a mobile work arrangement.

This position is eligible to earn a base salary in the range of $70,000 to $90,000 annually depending on location and job-related factors such as level of experience. Compensation for this role also includes eligibility for short-term incentive compensation and deferred incentive compensation subject to individual and company performance.

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