Special Investigations Unit/AML Manager (Hybrid)


  • Full Time
The work we do has an impact on millions of lives, and you can be a part of it.
We help protect our customers against life’s uncertainties. Regardless of where you work within the company, you’ll be helping provide protection and peace of mind when our customers need it most.
Protective Life Corporation has an opening in its Birmingham, Alabama corporate office for a Special Investigative Unit (SIU) & Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Manager. Success in this role requires analytical and organizational skills, interview skills, efficiency, motivation, communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to independently handle multiple projects in time sensitive situations. 
The SIU/AML Manager works across the organization to build fraud awareness, provide training, help business units to address fraud/AML risks and controls to mitigate these risks, properly investigate potential fraud or AML matters. The SIU manager will manage the anti-fraud program. The candidate should be able to perform all aspects of fraud investigations, including fact gathering, identifying suspicious indicators and reporting matters to law enforcement and regulatory authorities.
Successful candidate will also manage the daily duties of our corporate AML compliance program, to include AML regulatory reporting, OFAC/sanctions screening process, red flag due diligence reviews by our business units, AML quality control testing, and AML risk assessment. 
**This role will be titled Lead Associate Regulatory within our organization.**


  • Independently lead fraud investigations in accordance with company policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage corporate AML program.
  • Effectively communicate with internal business partners to understand facts and circumstances surrounding potential fraud, AML/suspicious transaction activity, and identity theft.
  • Manage anti-fraud plan and update leadership on reportable/material matters.
  • Partner with claims, underwriting, new business, service and other areas to identify training opportunities and provide guidance for internal controls to mitigate fraud risks. 
  • Identify and report on potential internal/external trends and emerging issues.
  • Monitor new laws, regulations and rules impactful to the company’s AML, antifraud and ID theft prevention programs.
  • Interact with industry peers, law enforcement and regulators to share and gather investigative information and trends to keep our company’s leadership aware of emerging risks.
  • Qualifications/Education

  • College degree (law degree and/or previous law enforcement experience a plus).
  • 5 years of experience working as a leader in a special investigative or AML unit in an insurance company or financial institution.  Or substantive experience in conducting investigations in law enforcement, particularly as a leader of investigations. 
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, or ability to acquire designation(s) after hire.
  • Experience with life insurance and annuity products is a plus.
  • Strong interviewing and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Critical thinking and analytic skills.
  • Strong computer research skills and investigative skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with people in all levels/areas of the organization.
  • Self-starter but able to partner with others in a team environment.
  • Must have the ability to handle pressure and prioritize multiple competing projects.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
  • Protective’s targeted salary range for this position is $95,500 to $120,000. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors, including but not limited to, job location, skills, and experience. The range listed is just one component of Protective’s total compensation package for employees.
    This position also offers additional incentive opportunities [through an annual incentive based on individual and Company performance] OR [through cash compensation as part of a sales incentive plan (SIP).
    Employee Benefits:  
    We aim to protect our employees’ wellbeing through a broad benefits offering. For example, we protect physical wellbeing through health, dental and vision insurance. We protect mental wellbeing through mental health benefits and an employee assistance program. We protect time away from work with a variety of paid time away benefits (e.g., paid time off, paid parental leave, short-term disability, and a cultural observance day). We protect financial wellbeing through contributions to healthcare accounts, a pension plan, and a 401(k) plan with Company matching. All employees are encouraged to protect their overall wellbeing by engaging in ProHealth Rewards, Protective’s platform to improve wellbeing while earning cash rewards.  
    Eligibility for certain benefits may vary by position in accordance with the terms of the Company’s benefit plans.
    Diversity and Inclusion:
    At Protective, we are committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees are able to fully contribute and thrive. Our goal is to grow and develop our people, attract diverse talent and support strong, diverse communities.
    We support diversity, equity, and inclusion by working to develop a culture of inclusion and belonging led by leaders who develop potential and embrace all skills and abilities. Our aim is to create an equitable environment for all leaders and employees that will drive performance and impact business strategy. In this way, we can increase overall diversity for leadership roles and pipelines of talent by maturing our hiring practices, robust development opportunities and focus on retention of key talent.
    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being inclusive and attracting, retaining, and growing the talents of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Accommodations for Applicants with a Disability:
    If you require an accommodation to complete the application and recruitment process due to a disability, please email martina.winston@protective.com.This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application and recruitment process.
    Please note that the above email is solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation.  General employment questions should not be sent through this process.
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