Western Union

Senior Specialist, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance (Consumer Monitoring and Investigation team)

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Seniority level:

Junior specialist


MS Excel , 2 yrs.
Communication Skills , 2 yrs.
Detail Orientation , 2 yrs.


English B2
2 yrs. minimum in Accounting & Financial Services
Monthly salary (gross):
1600 - 2083 €
Contract type:
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Job description

Senior Specialist, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance (Consumer Monitoring and Investigation team) – Vilnius, Lithuania

Are you looking to play a key role in helping tackle money laundering and other financial crime? Are you ready to unleash your potential in a global business that is committed to moving money for better? Are you interested in joining a globally diverse organization where our unique contributions are recognized and celebrated, allowing each of us to thrive? Then it’s time to join Western Union as a Senior Specialist, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance.

Western Union powers your pursuit.

On a daily basis you will be responsible for analyzing transactional patterns and other data to determine suspicious activity within the Western Union network. Working together with a team of qualified specialists your duties will include reporting suspicious activity, conducting investigations and providing feedback for processes improvements.


Role Responsibilities

  • You will be joining the Consumer Monitoring and Investigation (CMI) department. Your main responsibility will be to investigate consumer activities and to detect possible money laundering operations as well as other potential risk posed to the company. You will be supporting your team in reviewing more complex alerts, as well as conducting complex investigations based on the requests from other Departments and stakeholders.
  • You will also undertake regulatory reporting, as required by law and by our policies and procedures.
  • By collaborating with the business, you will conduct investigations, identify trends, and make recommendations from your findings on appropriate actions to be taken.
  • Your work will also involve escalating certain cases to the senior leadership teams.
  • You will be supporting your teammates by sharing your knowledge and experience as a learning body.
  • Your responsibilities will include assisting and supporting the AML Compliance team to ensure that compliance requirements are being met.
  • The key to meeting these requirements is your ability to use a wide variety of research tools, systems, and criteria.

Role Requirements

  • Higher education or equivalent experience in AML Compliance, investigations or risk-based role within financial services.
  • General experience in previous AML Compliance related role.
  • Proven ability to make independent professional decision making in relation to possible risks posed to Western Union.
  • Proven track record of knowledge in regulatory trends and requirements posed by outside regulatory bodies as well as internal policies.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Good communication, time management and teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, especially strong MS Excel skills.
  • You must be detail-oriented, able to multitask, and work well under pressure. 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us for what’s next.

Western Union is positioned to become the world’s most accessible financial services company —transforming lives and communities. We’re a diverse and passionate customer-centric team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories, reaching customers and receivers around the globe. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. If you’re ready to help drive the future of financial services, it’s time for Western Union. Learn more about our purpose and people at https://careers.westernunion.com/.


The monthly gross base salary range is 1408– 2083 EUR. This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. Actual salaries will vary and are based on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies.



You will also have access to short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few

(https://careers.westernunion.com/global-benefits/). Please see the location-specific benefits below and note that your Recruiter may share additional role-specific benefits during your interview process or in an offer of employment.

Your Lithuania specific benefits include:

  • Private Health Insurance (5 options)
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • Additional days off
  • Wide variety of discounts and special offers
  • Volunteering activities
  • Referral program

Western Union values in-person collaboration, learning, and ideation whenever possible. We believe this creates value through common ways of working and supports the execution of enterprise objectives which will ultimately help us achieve our strategic goals. By connecting face-to-face, we are better able to learn from our peers, problem-solve together, and innovate.  

Our Hybrid Work Model categorizes each role into one of three categories. Western Union has determined the category of this role to be Hybrid. This is defined as a flexible working arrangement that enables employees to divide their time between working from home and working from an office location. The expectation is to work from the office a minimum of three days a week.


We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.



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Employees 1391
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About Western Union

Western Union is a global leader in cross-border and cross-currency money transfers and payments. Established in 2010, the company's branch in Vilnius currently employs more than 1,500 people. This is the largest site of the company in the world! We cover anti-money laundering compliance, accounting and finance, IT, human resources, marketing, money transfer operations, digital money transfer, and payment operations, robotics and automation, and many other specialties. Our staff represents almost 50 different nationalities and can serve customers in as many as 24 languages. Colleagues also have the opportunity to volunteer at various non-governmental organizations, for which the company devotes one paid working day per year.

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