KYC / AML SPECIALIST – CORPORATE BANK – 12th Nov 2019

Our client is a large Scandinavian financial services group with a global network of offices. In London our client has over 100 staff. The main business areas are Shipping, Energy, Telecom & Media and Nordic Corporates.

THE JOB OPPORTUNITY

Our client is seeking a permanent KYC / AML Specialist.

RESPONSIBILITIES

On-boarding new clients and conducting reviews of existing clients in compliance with internal standards and procedures, and external regulatory requirements.

Example tasks include:

  • Gathering customer related information and documentation for analysis o Assessing financial crime risk, e.g. AML, CTF, ABC, etc.
  • Completing the Customer Risk Assessment with the Relationship Manager
  • Identify indicators of higher risk relationships and conducting EDD (e.g. high-risk industry, PEP or Sanctions nexus, etc. linked to customer’s nature of business)
  • Assessment of negative media screening o Escalate anomaly / issue identified indicative of higher risk
  • Linking with Relationship Managers, Clients and Senior Management
  • Reporting any suspicions or unusual significant activities to the Local Head of Compliance (LHC)/Money Laundering Reporting Officer
  • Apply subject matter expertise to reduce Financial Crime Risk to the bank
  • Provide MI information to Management
  • Participate in project work and contribute to development of internal processes, guidance and procedures

 

COMPETENCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience
  • ICA Diploma/ICA Certificates/ACAMS qualification preferable
  • Experience of AML/CTF customer due diligence requirements (incl. Simplified and Enhanced Due Diligence) within a UK regulated corporate and institutional banking environment
  • Fluent in English – both oral and written
  • PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word and advanced used of Excel
  • Good awareness of UK regulatory requirements for Financial Crime, especially AML/CTF, and of UK Good practice (per guidance issued by FCA and Joint Money Laundering Steering Group)

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, oral and written
  • Client focused with high level of responsiveness and pro-activeness
  • Structured, well organized with ability to multi-task
  • Self-starter, capable of working independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to handle challenging situations in a professional manner
  • “Hands-on” and “can-do” attitude (i.e. take ownership of tasks)
  • Adept at digesting and analysing information

 

 

Please contact jonathan.skerrett@rutherfordsearch.com

02078701019