AML Risk Analyst

Job Location US-CA-Pleasanton
Risk Management
Position Type

About Blackhawk Network:

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. Blackhawk’s digital platform supports prepaid across a network of digital distribution partners including retailers, financial service providers, and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Achievers Employee Success Platform™ enables social recognition, which dramatically increases employee engagement and drives business success. For more information, please visit or websites AchieversBlackhawk Engagement Solutions, CardpoolExtraMeasures, Gift Card LabGift Card and OmniCard.


We are looking for a Risk Analyst to join our growing and dynamic Compliance team. You will have the opportunity to perform transaction monitoring, supporting investigations and law enforcement requests, and prepare fraud and AML management reports. You will interact with the Chief Compliance Officer and other key business partners.


This is a GREAT opportunity to someone with a Degree who has 1-2 years of experience and who wants to grow in the Risk Management field.


  • Study and analyze data sources and data tables that will be used to support investigations. 
  • Monitors transactions and system alerts for unusual and/or suspicious activities,
  • Prepares management reports on investigations and transaction monitoring performance indicators.
  • Performs research and analysis of individuals, entities or events through public records, media or other research tools.
  • Works closely with International Sales and Product Development teams to help ensure appropriate risk mitigation to new products and services.
  • Stays up-to-date with industry best practices and fraud trends to optimize and refine controls used to detect fraudulent activity.
  • Support regulatory and third party examinations.
  • Participate in other departmental projects as assigned from time to time.


  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite: advanced Excel (Pivot tables, lookup and macro functions);.
  • Ability to use  Access or SQL or other query language to extract and analyze data a plus
  • Knowledge of third party systems (e.g., Lexis Nexis) used for business and customer reviews preferred.
  • Understanding of requirements of Anti-Money Laundering regulations, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), OFAC and FinCEN rules as they relate to Money Services Businesses (MSBs) preferred.
  • Ability to communicate very well in writing and in person.
  • Excellent judgment, the ability to take direction and work independently with minimal supervision and as a team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships with various business units 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with a drive to deliver outstanding results.
  • Desire to learn and explore new concepts.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. 1-2 years of work experience in a compliance, audit, or risk analyst type occupation will be considered.




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