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Financial Crimes Compliance Analyst, Due Diligence

Job ID: R-001042 Date posted: 11/29/2017 Primary Location CA-San Diego

Financial Crimes Compliance Analyst –Due Diligence, reporting to the Due Diligence Manager, will be responsible for conducting Due Diligence as it pertains to Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Fraud, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance.  The Analyst will be a key member of the team whose mission is to comply with Due Diligence related requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act, financial sanctions, and rules and guidance from the SEC, FINRA, FinCEN, and OFAC.


  • Perform due diligence, including Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), and assessing the risk of new customers to the firm, documenting findings, ensuring that management is apprised of key issues, risks, and the appropriate monitoring to mitigate risk.
  • Review negative news and OFAC/Watch List/Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) alerts generated by automated systems.
  • Assisting Senior Analysts and Management with identifying and escalating potential suspicious activity.
  • Interact with internal and external partners as needed to research and resolve issues.
  • Suggest revisions to policies and procedures to enhance FIU compliance efforts.
  • Track work internally for individual and team operational performance.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Professional licenses/certifications (i.e., FINRA Series 7, ACAM, CFE) preferred
  • Minimum 1-3 years of financial crimes alert processing/investigations experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the brokerage industry preferred
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of anti-money laundering and financial sanctions rules and regulations
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office with emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present information in differing degrees of details and form depending on the audience
  • Attention to detail and quality assurance
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships with colleagues, desire to learn quickly, be flexible and think strategically
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure with commitment to deliver under tight deadlines

Our Company:

LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer since 1996* and the fourth largest broker/dealer overall, serves as an enabling partner to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. Since its formation decades ago, LPL has focused on one primary mission -- enabling independent financial advisors to bring objective and un-biased financial advice to millions of Americans. 

Headquartered in Boston, San Diego, and Fort Mill, and powered by more than 3,300 client-centric employees, LPL is financially strong and growing.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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