Associate (Level 1) – Financial Crime Analyst, Client Due Diligence, Risk Management, Belfast (Belfast, GB, BT2 7DT)


Client Due Diligence (CDD) Analyst – Risk Management – Belfast 


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 is establishing a new team to perform periodic reviews and ongoing monitoring of clients based in Belfast supporting our Channel Islands (both Jersey and Guernsey) offices.


At Ernst Young (EY), Risk Managers (RMs) promote and support risk management within the business.  RMs aim is to uphold our business standards, maintain and enhance the value of the firm, and ensure that EY UK & Channel Islands, 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. 


Your key responsibilities 

You will, as an Analyst, be a key part of a Periodic Review Team, performing client due diligence on existing clients of EY Channel Islands covering money laundering, terrorism, and sanctions compliance. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform risk-based client due diligence on existing clients of the Jersey and Guernsey offices in accordance with EY policy and procedure.
  • Assess document verification, ownership structures, and identify UBO information in line with EY Policy
  • 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.
  • Communicate information requests in a clear and confident manner
  • Other tasks, as directed by the Periodic review management team
  • Working with the Jersey & Guernsey Financial Crime Teams


Skills and attributes for success 

  • Strong communication skills capable of dealing with wide range of staff at various levels. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high degree of confidentiality and credibility. 
  • Strong team player and proven ability to work with others. 
  • Ability to make risk-based decisions whilst adhering to Regulations.
  • Is comfortable with change, ambiguity, debate and managing multiple stakeholders.  
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively. 
  • Enthusiastic, positive, and resilient. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast-paced demanding environment. 
  • Maintains high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. 


 To qualify for the role you must have: 

  • At least one years’ experience of working in Financial / Professional services or a regulatory environment
  • A keen interest to understand the UK and Channel Islands AML regulatory regime and risk-based approach to Client Due Diligence
  • Attention to detail and able to adhere to tight deadlines in a face paced environment
  • Ability to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust
  • A willingness to learn adopting a proactive attitude towards learning, combined with a can-do approach to challenges.
  • Effective planning and organising skills to prioritise tasks and workloads

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:   

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around 
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career. 
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you. 


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. 


About EY   

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities, and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


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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