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Wire Transfer Banking Specialist

Sacramento, CA

Position: Finance

Job Description

Title: Wire Transfer Banking Specialist

Location: Sacramento, ca (onsite, not remote)

Start: September 2020

Hours: 8-5, Mon to Fri

Pay: $21.00.$24.00/Hour BOE

Must have: 3 years financial institution experience



Complete the processing of incoming and outgoing wire activity within strict deadlines. Support branch staff with wire entry and member inquiries and issues related to wire transfer activity. Monitor wire queues to ensure that all deadlines are met, and perform fraud and elder abuse reviews of wire activity. Distribute wire transfer reports daily and prepare statistical reports as needed by management.


1. Assist in monitoring compliance for established internal audit policies and procedures.

2. Ensure member inquiries and issues are researched and addressed timely and accurately.

3. Maintain a thorough understanding of state and federal laws and regulations related to credit union compliance including bank secrecy and anti-money laundering laws appropriate to the position.

4. Follow multiple steps to verify all wiring instructions and confirm funds availability per procedure.

5. Review wires for elder abuse, fraudulent scams (such as sweet heart scams, Title company instruction hacking scams, time-share scams…etc.) and any other suspicious activities. Communicate with front line representative and/or the member to clarify wire purpose and that due diligence on the beneficiary was performed

6. Work closely with Financial Investigations and file reports of any suspicious activity to the fraud monitoring system

7. Consult with the department Supervisor and above and/or Financial Investigations on additional research on suspicious activity before the wire is released

8. Research and respond to escalated member/other department and branch inquiries related to wire transfers. Report member complaints per Credit Union policies and procedures.

9. Process and balance incoming and outgoing wire activity. Ensure all critical deadlines are met.

10. Prepare journal entries as needed.

11. Prepare and maintain department statistics and reports.

12. Assist supervisor with periodic system user audits requiring manager approvals.

13. Maintain a thorough understanding of the Federal Regulations that govern Wire Transfer transactions including, but not limited to, Reg J, Reg E Dodd Frank, bank secrecy and anti-money laundering laws appropriate to the position.

14. Monitor FHLB funds and complete drawdown requests as applicable



1. EDUCATION: Associate of Arts degree in Business or Accounting/Finance is desired. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for College degree.

2. EXPERIENCE: Three years in a financial institution preferably with wire transfer processing experience. Experience in fraud detection is desired. Senior/lead experience is a plus.

3. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Leadership & interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written, good knowledge of Word/Excel, strong data entry skills, independent work methods, ten key and numerical skills.

Meet Your Recruiter

Alana Klingman
Branch Manager

Alana is a native Huntington Beach resident making the move to Sacramento just a few years ago. She comes with over 15 years of experience in full cycle healthcare recruiting and thoroughly enjoys every aspect of her job. Receiving a new client order and placing a qualified applicant is truly an excitement each and every time. Her goal at the end of every day is to leave a positive impression with everyone she works with including letting the candidates know that she is on their side. She strives to fill every client need that comes across her desk with a candidate that can call that place of business HOME. When she is not hard at work Recruiting, Alana spends her free time attending local family events, trying new eateries and perfecting DIY home projects she found on Pinterest.

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