Senior Analyst – Financial Crime Compliance (KYC/AML) (London)

Job Type: Permanent Location: London
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the FCC team and we are seeking an experienced AML practitioner to join us.
The role
  • Perform CDD/KYC checks on new client relationships using third party tools and system research as part of KYC procedures;
  • Completing reviews and documentation analysis of KYC information to validate client information and assess client risks;
  • Where information is missing or not in the public domain, conduct online and desk-based research and interacting with stakeholders, including the client-facing practice;
  • Where required, prepare KYC Profiles concerning high-risk client relationships, assessing the financial crime and reputational risks to the business;
  • Review PEP/Sanction alerts concerning new and existing clients and ensure any positive alerts are flagged to a Manager;
  • Liaise with stakeholders, including client-facing practitioners, concerning high-risk clients ensuring there are no gaps in the client’s story, including having an understanding of the source of wealth information;
  • Assist with ad-hoc project work.
The team

The Financial Crime Compliance team (FCC) forms part of Saffery Champness’s Risk Management Practice and sits within the Compliance department. Its primary purpose is to support the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) in ensuring that the firm discharges its legal and regulatory responsibilities in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation.

The office

London

Agile working is available; however, during the initial stages of training, we would expect the successful candidate to be majority office-based.

You

We are seeking a KYC/AML Senior Analyst, who

  • is enthusiastic about developing themselves;
  • has the ability to look beyond the surface when situations don’t seem black and white;
  • has an aptitude for digesting information and providing guidance to client-facing practitioners;
  • is highly motivated and confident to work independently, but with support from more experienced subject matters experts;
  • is highly adaptive and open-minded when things don’t go to plan;
  • stays calm under pressure and can provide a steady hand at busy times;
  • is well-versed in the risk-based approach and understands the need to remain pragmatic when faced with difficult circumstances.

The candidate should also possess the following attributes:

  • Experience in AML and preferably in the professional services sector, ie legal or accounting sector.
  • Ideally, a university graduate and/or possessing an industry-recognised qualification, ie ICA
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable speaking with stakeholders across the business;
  • Proven ability to quickly understand and multitask across several IT applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, as a minimum;
  • Strong written skills and can communicate with individuals across all levels;
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Proven ability to handle multiple workloads;
  • Proven ability to absorb, understand and build an understanding of complex information and articulate the same in a specified format.
Salary/benefits
  • 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu (pre-approved and only where required).
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month.
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000 for the full year. Paid in December.
  • Salary reviews annually in October.
  • Twenty-three days annual leave with an additional day added after each years’ service.
  • In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to five days (35 hours) holiday a year, subject to staff partner approval.
  • Six-month probationary period.
  • Life assurance cover of four times salary,
  • Private Medical – Staff have access to a private medical scheme through the flexible benefits programme.
  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 4% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)
  • Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA.
  • Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, which include; health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA). More information will be provided on joining
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