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Financial Crime Risk Analyst

The Role

The U.K. Financial Crime Risk Analyst will report directly to the Group MLRO and will play both a regional and global role. The U.K. Financial Crime Risk Analyst will be primarily tasked with supporting the build out and maintenance of effective AML/CTF and sanctions systems and controls to ensure compliance with laws and regulations in the U.K. and other GoCardless geos.Your responsibilities will include:

The day to day stuff:

Closely follow legal, compliance, and regulatory developments in relation to AML/CTF and sanctions in the Fintech industry, to ensure our controls processes keep pace;

Advising on CDD escalations based on internal policies and procedures;

Monitoring and responding to AML / Sanctions related escalations in JIRA;

Review and approval of high risk customers at onboarding (e.g. PEPs);

Review and approval of requests for waivers, dispensations and minor policy exceptions from the first line defence;

Escalating complex cases to Financial Crime Risk Managers and/or the MLRO;

Compiling Financial Crime MI for senior management, analysing trends and recommending enhancements to first line controls;

Support the delivery of targeted financial crime training to the Compliance Operations and Sales teams on areas that are identified as requiring improvement;

Support the execution of the firm’s annual financial crime Enterprise Risk Assessment, including risk identification, inherent risk assessment and control evaluation;

Draft annual external reports to regulatory authorities, and liaise with the FCA, NCA and other external agencies where applicable;

Promoting a culture of good financial crime management across the firm;

Project work:

Support on the Financial Crime Risk roadmap project to design and deploy control enhancements throughout the company.

Desired Skills

You have at least 1-2 years experience in financial crime within an FCA regulated financial services firm or consultancy;

You have good knowledge of JMLSG, FCA, FATF, Wolfsberg Group etc. guidelines and requirements;

You have strong analytical skills and attention to detail;

You have experience in executing internal controls;

You have a demonstrable hunger for knowledge and eagerness to take on further responsibilities;

You take the initiative and are able to prioritise different tasks effectively within a fast-paced environment;

You have strong writing and presentation skills.

Bonus points if:

You have a professional qualification from an internationally recognised body (e.g. ICA, ACAMS);

You have worked within a fast growing, scale-up business;

You have experience designing Financial Crime controls from scratch, and supporting their implementation.

You have good knowledge of French and/or US financial crime regulations;

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
N/A
Experience
N/A
Posted
80 days ago

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