Senior Compliance Officer

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: San Juan, PR


A leading financial institution setting the pace through its commitment to corporate values and a superior client satisfaction, seeks a qualified candidate to join its POPULAR team of successful professionals in Puerto Rico for the following position:

Full Time Opportunity

General Description

Oversees compliance of established policies and procedures to federal, state, and local laws and regulations by preforming the following duties as the Compliance Officer for Trainings and Communication within Financial Crimes Compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Delivers and tracks the completion of all BSA/AML and Global Sanctions related training.
  • Creates and distributes to all employees of the Bank communications that relate to changes to local, state and federal BSA/AML and Global Sanction laws and regulations.
  • Creates and distributes to all applicable employees of the Bank communications related to changes in Financial Crimes Compliance policies and procedures.
  • Works with Financial Crimes Compliance management team and/or individuals with subject matter expertise in the development of the annual BSA/AML and Global Sanctions training, as well as targeted trainings for employees who were found to have skills/knowledge gaps.
  • Facilitates targeted training for all existing and new employees that have been identified to have skills/knowledge gaps.
  • Tracks the Bank employees’ completion rate of the annual BSA/AML and Global Sanctions training, as in line with federal regulations and reports out on those completion rates.
  • Organizes and analyzes the effectiveness of targeted training based on surveys from participants.
  • Develops and maintains a headcount and roles/responsibilities of the Financial Crimes Compliance teams which is distributed to lines of business for clarity on points of contact within Financial Crimes Compliance.
  • Works with third party vendors on the development of a Board of Directors training for BSA/AML and Global Sanctions, as required by federal laws and regulations.
  • Attends weekly and monthly meetings with Senior Leadership in Financial Crimes Compliance to provide status updates on the progress of training initiatives.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration


At least three years of experience in oversees training and communication compliance of established policies and procedures to federal, state, and local laws and regulations for BSA/AML and Global Sanctions program.


Analytical Discipline
Business Excellence
Change Agent
Collaboration & Teamwork
Customer Centric
Self Development

Additional Information

The information provided here is only a general guide as to the nature of the position and does not constitute an exact description of the goals, tasks, duties and responsibilities of the position. The specific details of each position are described in the employee’s performance evaluation.

Important: The candidate must provide evidence of academic preparation or courses related to the published job.

As Puerto Rico’s leading financial institution, we reaffirm our commitment to offer essential financial services and solutions for our customers at all times, including during emergency situations and/or natural disasters. Popular’s employees are considered essential workers, whose role is critical in the continuity of these important services even under such circumstances. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that Popular may require your services during and immediately after any such events.


Popular Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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