Financial Crime (CDD) Risk Analyst – UK&I – Risk Management – Newcastle (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, GB, NE1 4JD)


Within the professional services environment, the application of risk management procedures is fundamental to the successful delivery of our client services and promotion of our brand. 


At Ernst Young (EY), Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Analysts promote and support risk management within the business. The aim of the CDD Team is to uphold our business standards, maintain and enhance the value of the firm, and ensure that EY UK, its Partners and staff comply with regulations imposed either by external regulators or by Ernst & Young Global in relation to the conduct of our business.


Financial crime risks relating to anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery controls, sanctions compliance and fraud are a high focus for regulated businesses and external scrutiny as regulation and practice continues to evolve. As a result, EY formed a centralised CDD team to support financial crime compliance with respect to client acceptance procedures.


The opportunity

The Central CDD team supports EY Partners and staff in the execution of and compliance with Global, Regional and local risk management policies and procedures, including financial crime, data protection and the development, maintenance, communication and training of key RM policies, providing advice on complex risk matters and monitoring the application of these policies. 


There is an opening in the team for a new CDD Analyst. The main purpose of the role is to ensure the firm’s compliance with applicable legislation by performing first line compliance processes and providing support to staff in the Service Lines in connection with CDD checks.


Your key responsibilities

You will, as a CDD Analyst, be a key part of a Central CDD team of 30 members, performing client due diligence on potential and actual clients of EY covering money laundering, terrorism and sanctions compliance. The work involves all first line financial crime client acceptance and continuance procedures for the UK and Ireland business. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform risk based client due diligence on actual and potential clients of the Firm in accordance with EY policy and procedure
  • Navigate public databases and internal systems to identify & verify due diligence information
  • Conduct adverse screening checks on clients and undertake follow-up research as required
  • Manage personal workloads to ensure queues of work are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Encourage client facing staff to engage with the Central CDD Team
  • Other tasks, as directed by the Team manager and Central CDD Team Senior Manager


Skills and attributes for success

  • You will have good communication skills capable of dealing with wide range of stakeholders, including Partners
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high degree of confidentiality and credibility at all levels
  • Strong team player and proven ability to work with others
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Enthusiastic, positive and resilient
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Maintains high levels of accuracy and attention to detail


To qualify for the role, you must have:


  • Experience of working in either a customer services or administrative role
  • Excellent verbal and numerical skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive enthusiastic attitude and work on own initiative
  • Ability to build relationships with team members and key stakeholders


Ideally, you'll also have:

  • A basic understanding of Client Due Diligence/Anti Money Laundering
  • An awareness of recent global events linked to financial crime and sanctions
  • Previous experience within a regulatory or professional services environment
  • Education to degree standard will be an advantage


What working at EY offers
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. 


Please note
Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!


Who we are
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


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


Join us in building a better working world.   


Apply now.

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