Location: Columbia, MD
Are you someone who seeks opportunity and has a
true desire to grow your career with an organization that has enriched the
lives of its clients and communities in the Greater Washington region for more
than 150 years? If so, Sandy Spring Bank may be the perfect fit for you!
Sandy Spring Bank is a growing financial
services company focused on creating real experiences for our employees,
clients, shareholders and communities. We are proud to have been certified as A Great
Place To Work®, recognized by The Washington Post and the Baltimore
Sun as a Top Workplace, by Forbes magazine as the #1 Bank in
Maryland, as well as by American Banker as a Best Bank to
Work For. It is our employees who play an integral role in shaping who we are
as a company and upholding what matters most to us: people and relationships.
To help us attract the highest quality
individuals, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to those who qualify. We
offer competitive market salaries, paid time off, multiple retirement savings
options, full health care options, life insurance, health care and dependent
care flexible spending accounts, career development opportunities, tuition
assistance and volunteer opportunities. We are proud to offer those, and so
much more, making Sandy Spring Bank a remarkable place to work and build a
About The Job
Sandy Spring Bank
is currently recruiting for a Wire Specialist in the department of
Treasury & Transaction Services. The chosen
candidate independently performs day to day duties to include, but not
limited to processing, monitoring, verifying, posting Domestic, International
USD and FX wire transfers. Follows
established policies and procedures to ensure compliance with OFAC, Regulation
J, Regulation E and Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A (UCC 4A). Provide
professionally clear and concise information when conversing with clients. Consistently provides remarkable client
experience for both internal and external clients by following Sandy Spring
Areas of focus:
perform daily wire functions including processing incoming and outgoing
domestic, international USD and FX wire transfers, and incoming and
outgoing securities via FedLine in a timely manner. Accurately perform
currency exchange calculation for FX international wires. Process manual
wire queues correctly within required service standard. Process the OFAC
queue precisely with a clear and concise review note attached. Informs
management of all workflow, system and client issues.
all files associated with fax and phone clients and monitors the wire
proxy box to ensure all branch and internal department requests are
processed proficiently and in a timely manner. Independently opens and closes the wire
system following established procedures.
an understanding of the start of day / end of day process of the wire
system. Assures that the end of day wires balance which includes the
Federal Reserve, FIS and BEB system. Process the FX international wires
settlement and start of day balancing according to established procedures.
Organizes department settlement for record and retention. Independently
escalate any problems to FIS and Wells Fargo, opens tickets and conducts
follow up as necessary.
answer questions from departments, customers and branches with knowledge
and professionalism. Provide support to customers and co‐workers by
answering questions, performing research and making any adjustments
necessary to DDA and GL accounts. Complete research in fraud monitoring
tool. Create investigation and prepare responses for service messages sent
and received to and from the Federal Reserve and financial institutions.
Process set‐ups and amendments of external customers’ wire
a remarkable client experience throughout all levels of the organization
when responding to inquiries from peers, clients, branches, and other
financial institutions regarding all aspects of wire processing. Performs
all call backs in a friendly and professional manner.
- Position requires a
high school diploma, plus two years’ experience in banking operations. Some college preferred.
- Ability to utilize
PC systems including word processing, spreadsheet, and database
applications is required, with basic to intermediate knowledge. Must be proficient
at operating standard equipment such as calculator, copier, fax and PC.
- Position requires
strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with
co-workers and with clients. Must
be able to write clear and precise procedures for daily and monthly work.
interpersonal skills are necessary for working within a team environment,
especially when training new and existing team members. Must be able to explain problems clearly
and interact in a professional/positive manner.
- Knowledge of
Regulation J, Regulation E and Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A (UCC 4A)
- Candidate must
possess the ability to organize and maintain files and records and to work
accurately with attention to details and deadlines as well as the ability
to work independently.
Spring Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We
maintain a drug-free workplace environment and perform pre-employment substance
Spring Bank requires COVID-19 vaccination(s) as a condition of employment for
all employees. Submission of Covid-19
Vaccination Card is required if hired. Accommodations may be available for those who are unable to be vaccinated
for medical or religious reasons.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a
position, please call our job line at 1-800-399-5919 and select option 5. Requests
are considered on a case-by-case basis.