GFC Specialist

Bank of America

Bank of America

New York, NY, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA · Washington, DC, USA · United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities, and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

This individual is responsible for executing substantive economic sanctions compliance and operational risk practices in any sanctions related matters requiring input, assisting Global Economic Sanctions (GES) executives.

This individual will establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within the Front Line Units (FLUs) and Control Functions (CFs), GFC risk executives and managers and internal audit using effective influence skills; and engage in external regulatory interactions.


  • Advises and directs the development and maintenance of financial crimes owned policies and standards, and reviews relevant Front-Line Units/Control Functions-owned policies and standards to ensure that regulatory requirements and operational risks are appropriately addressed specific to sanctions.
  • Produces and/or oversees independent sanctions related risk management reporting to Global Compliance & Operational Risk (GC&OR) Senior Leaders and FLU/CF Senior Leaders.
  • Monitors the changes in regulations applicable to sanctions, including advising business leaders, directing the appropriate areas to implement or amend policies, standards, procedures and/or processes to address regulatory requirements, and challenging the implementation plan as needed.
  • Participates in industry forums and monitors regulatory expectations, emerging legislation and regulation, political scrutiny, litigation, and key influencers to identify and mitigate emerging sanction risks.
  • Escalates sanctions related compliance and operational risks and issues to appropriate governance routines, management/board level committees.
  • Identifies, aggregates, reports, escalates, inspects, and challenges the remediation and thematic analysis of FLU/CF-owned issues and control enhancements related to sanctions.
  • Reviews and challenges internal and external operational loss events, including the development of remediation plans to strengthen controls and providing oversight to ensure they are addressed appropriately.
  • Draft and maintain sanctions-related Risk Assessments in alignment with the GFC Enterprise Policy, Standard, and Risk Assessment Methodology.
  • Input into sanctions related risk assessments and leverage available data and analytical tools during the planning, execution, and oversight of the risk assessment process as applicable.
  • Support the drafting and execution of actions plans to prepare for any regulatory deliverables and exams.
  • Support the drafting and respond to regulatory partners working with other GES colleagues on voluntary sanctions self-disclosures, subpoenas, and license requests.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum years business and functional experience: 5 Years
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Financial Services and/or related government entity​
  • JD or advanced degree preferred
  • Legal background (law firm or other) valuable


  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring, Surveillance, and Testing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Coaching
  • Issue Management
  • Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines Management
  • Strategy Planning and Development
  • Written Communications
  • External Resource Management
  • Reporting
  • Talent Development


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: