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Pacific Western Bank BSA Analyst in San Diego, California


The BSA Analyst will assist the BSA Department with the BSA/AML related monitoring of the Bank’s customers and their transactions via report review, enhanced due diligence review, and data mining using a designated BSA software program, the Bank’s core system and other computer applications.


  • Perform entry of Customer Due Diligence (CDD) data and prepare reports for gap analysis review of anticipated vs actual activity.

  • Complete EDD (Enhanced Due Diligence) reviews of the bank’s high risk customers. Perform research, analysis and investigation of the entire customer relationship documenting results for the review.

  • Review Alerts (triage), Case Reviews (SAR or No SAR Decision Making). Daily monitoring and analysis of various reports and transaction data to identify trends, unusual or suspicious activity, and/or significant changes in account activity.

  • Perform research and negative news searches through the bank’s core software, online open source searches, and subscription based data based resources when reviewing a customer’s account activity

  • Perform monthly/quarterly certifications

  • Review and maintain various BSA reports for accuracy, monitor and refer suspicious activities to the proper BSA unit for further investigation

  • Maintain well organized electronic records (including Excel spreadsheets) and written reports of completed reviews

  • Provide coverage during periods of employee absence

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Maintain well organized electronic records (including Excel spreadsheets) and written reports of completed reviews

  • Provide coverage during periods of employee absence

  • Performs quality control testing employing various methods such as data analysis, observation, interviews, or other investigative techniques

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in banking operations or at least one or more years in a BSA environment

  • Strong written and critical thinking skills

  • Strong knowledge of CIP regulations and the Bank’s written CIP Policy

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel.

  • The ability to read, write and communicate well in English

  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • Some college education preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Role requires sitting or standing in front of a computer monitor for prolonged periods of time in a fixed neck position.

  • Constant use of a computer or other office equipment resulting in repeating motions of the hands and wrists.

  • Light work that may include moving objects up to 20 pounds.

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego

ID 2021-1797

Category Enterprise Risk Management

Type Regular Full-Time

Equal Opportunity Employer

PacWest Bancorp and its affiliates are fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. We take pride in building a workplace culture where all employees feel supported and respected, and have equal access to career and development opportunities without regard to race, religion/creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.