AML Analyst

Posted 31 July by Chamberlain Career Management Limited Easy Apply Featured

Position: AML Analyst

Reports to: Head of Compliance and Operational Risk (HoCOR)

Location: Warrington, UK

Our client is a rapidly growing, leading London-based fintech firm, focusing solely on monetising future cashflows and providing early funding to suppliers. They firmly believe that technology and financial innovation can be used to make funding cheaper and more readily available to everyone, from multinational businesses to SMEs.

Head-quartered in London (with offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, Frankfurt, Bremen, Johannesburg, Sydney, Bundaberg, Singapore and Warrington), the firm was founded in 2011 and is managed by a highly experienced team of fixed income and trade finance specialists with the goal of providing innovative and alternative working capital finance solutions globally.

Our client is an active and established investor in supply chain finance assets utilising its own balance sheet as well as that of its subsidiary bank based in Germany.As well as holding assets, the team actively distributes assets to a wide range of investors including banks and institutional investors, in turn creating a wide range of credit appetite for its deals.

Reporting to the HoCOR the ideal candidate will be proficient in supporting the implementation of an organisation’s Financial Crime Management framework. Experience in the management, planning and undertaking customer due diligence (CDD) reviews of new and existing clients. Ensure high quality and controls of customers on-boarding processes and the re-assessment of its clients to strengthen the control framework and ensure compliance with regulatory obligations. The role includes liaison with Origination, customer onboarding, risk and operations across the business.

Key job activities:

  • Support the development and implementation of the financial crime framework.
  • Conduct reviews of new prospects and existing clients, assessing the risk profile and KYC documentation, resolving any issues found by liaising with Origination and Senior Management where necessary.

  • Undertake PEP reviews and prepare reports for senior management approval.

  • Assist the business as and when required on financial crime related queries, by providing advice and guidance, outlining options and recommending solutions as appropriate.

  • Assist in the review and update of department procedures and drive system and process improvements.

  • Perform regular business controls reviews and collate information, report on and share the results of control reviews with all relevant stakeholders, and where issues are identified ensure they are being escalated on a timely basis.

  • Support the preparation and continuous enhancement of monthly Financial Crime Risk reporting including key risk measures, events, control effectiveness and dashboards.

  • Support the championing of a proactive Financial Crime risk culture across the business.

  • Support the delivery of face to face training to relevant staff internally on regulatory requirements in relation to KYC reviews.

  • Support the HoCOR Financial Crime Compliance in the management of all financial crime compliance issues.

  • Support the wider Risk Team as directed by line management.

  • Keeping abreast of market abuse and AML legislation.

Qualifications:

  • Degree level education Business or Finance subjects preferred.
  • ICA or equivalent Financial Crime qualification or Compliance.

Skills:

  • Extensive Financial Crime and/or KYC experience working within a Financial Institution that operates in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Experience in conducting reviews of new prospects and existing clients, assessing the risk profile and KYC documentation including sanctions.

  • Solid AML Compliance experience with a good understanding of AML laws, rules and regulations within the EMEA region as well as those within at least one other region i.e. US, or APAC.

  • Knowledge of AML, ABC, Fraud, Sanctions, KYC, customer data, and related systems is desirable.

  • Knowledge of undertaking PEP reviews and writing an approval report for senior management.

  • A good working knowledge of JMLSG.

  • Understanding of commercial financial products, accounts receivables and the payments industry.

  • Experience of working within a high-pressure environment, managing activities to tight timelines and displaying collaboration across multiple stakeholders by driving continuous improvements and efficiency initiatives.

Competencies:

  • Able to build productive working relationships with Front, Middle and Back offices.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess key risks.

  • Outstanding written and visual communication skills, with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and across multiple time zones.

  • Strong desire and ability to learn new skills.

  • Achieving (results focussed, takes initiatives, concern for excellence).

  • Drive and desire to contribute as part of a successful team and cope with rapid business growth.

Experience:

  • Minimum three years relevant experience of working within a AML/Compliance function either within a large or challenger bank, financial institution or regulated fintech.

What’s on offer:

Base salary of up to £40k PA, pension, healthcare and life cover

Required skills

  • AML
  • Compliance
  • KYC
  • Commercial Banking
  • Risk Frameworks

Reference: 35763778

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