Financial Crime Analyst (AML/KYC), Consulting Service Delivery (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, GB, NE1 4JD)


Market leading growth in our Consulting Service Delivery team has created opportunities for new people to join the team, working in our Newcastle Service Delivery Centre. Financial crime is a key concern in the business world currently, with criminals finding new ways to hide the proceeds of their dealings every day. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in helping financial service clients to meet their regulatory obligations.


The Opportunity

The Consulting Service Delivery team is one of EY’s fastest growth areas and we are based in a modern office in Newcastle city centre. We have an excellent opportunity for a Financial Crime Executive to join our Newcastle team. In this role you will be applying your experience and specialist knowledge to help clients meet their regulatory obligations around a variety of compliance matters, for example, Transaction Monitoring, Alert Clearing and Customer Due Diligence. Continuing expansion means we are looking for people who will thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working as part of different teams.

Due to the immediate client demands, the successful candidate would ideally be able to start prior to, or during, January 2023.

Your Key Responsibilities

As a Financial Crime Executive in our Consulting Service Delivery team, you will be working with global EY teams to deliver high quality work to our clients, which will primarily be from the financial sector. You will help our clients gain comfort by using your technical knowledge of compliance matters. You will work with the leadership team to speak directly with clients to provide them with advice and recommendations. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of Financial Crime projects. You will be supporting management to lead teams working on Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Client engagements.

Client Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress

  • Assist with the mobilisation of project teams and design of the processes to be followed

  • Support engagement management activities such as finance tracking, billing, resource management

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel, whilst building strong internal relationships within Advisory and across other services

  • Support bids and proposals for new projects and client opportunities

  • Assist in preparing reports and outputs that will be delivered to clients and other parties

People Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to people initiatives including training, buddying with new joiners etc.

  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills

  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures

  • Support the development of junior colleagues


Skills and Attributes for Success

  • History of working for large scale organisations

  • Experience of leading teams to carry out; alert clearing, PEP/Sanctions screening, Transaction Monitoring, Negative News Screening plus Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD)

  • Leadership, project management and teamwork skills

  • Creative, independent with good problem-solving skills

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and writing skills

  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Solid Financial Crime/CDD/KYC/AML background

  • Relevant experience in completing CDD on corporate entity structures

  • A strong academic background to degree level or equivalent experience in a directly related role

  • Knowledge of UK, European and Global AML Frameworks

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience of coaching or mentoring junior team members

  • A relevant professional qualification, for example, ICA Advanced Certificate in Anti Money Laundering or equivalent

What We Look For

You’ll be a trusted business advisor to our clients, specialising within the Financial Crime sector, so they’ll look to you to find, ask and answer the questions nobody else has asked yet and then develop and execute an effective service. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you. 


What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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