Financial Crime Analyst

JSS Search

  • Full Time

Key info:

  • 12 month FTC with potential to go perm (up to 42k base)
  • KYC, onboarding skills and experience required (min 2 years)
  • Must be immediately available

Purpose:

Ensure you have a strong understanding of UK KYC requirements, specifically around customer screening as required in terms of UK AML Regulations and UK Sanctions Regime, and working through screening alerts generated therefrom, considering their potential impact to the Bank’s entities.

To work proactively with our Screening Services, UK KYC team and other Business Units to ensure screening alerts are closed out in compliance with regulatory requirements and policy / standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Reviewing customer screening alerts (sanctions, PEPs and adverse media) generated from bulk customer screening, in conjunction with customer data, and segregating these alerts into ‘true matches’ from ‘false positives’.
  • Ensuring true matches are appropriately closed out by completing risk forms, engaging with BU’s for documenting risk mitigants / rationale and obtaining appropriate sign-offs.
  • Identifying any red flags / material concerns in the screening alerts and escalating those cases for further investigation by Financial Crime Compliance manager.
  • Tracking progress on screening alerts to ensure these are being closed out within defined SLA timelines.
  • Maintaining customer screening alerts’ register and ensuring that true PEP associated counterparties were added to group PEP registers.
  • Providing quarterly PEPs’ and suppliers’ screening attestation to group.
  • Providing assistance in collating and capturing customer screening and payment screening data required for Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Financing of Terrorism and Counter-Financing of Proliferation returns due for submission to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority
  • Performing required checks on daily, weekly and monthly screening alerts’ escalation and preparing related Management Information.
  • Undertaking ad hoc financial crime related project work, as directed.
  • Team support and providing cover for each other in the team.
  • Demonstrating a high energy level and strong work ethic, as well as being organised and disciplined with a highly developed ability to get things done.
  • Adhering to all related regulatory laws, rules, regulations and internal policies at all times.

Person requirements:

  • 3 years + experience of UK AML/Financial Crime regulatory landscape (particularly, customer screening)
  • University Degree

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