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Senior Financial Crime Analyst

Barbara Houghton Associates Ltd
Oxford Circus, Central London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 29, 2023

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Senior Financial Crime Analyst

Our client an International bank is seeking for a Senior Financial Crime Analyst to join their team on a permanent basis.

Main Duties

To ensure the satisfactory completion of customer due diligence on new and existing relationships and on-going monitoring

obligations in accordance with the provisions of the Bank's AML/CTF Handbook.

To ensure client on-boarding is conducted to the necessary standards by the first line for high risk customers for both individuals, corporates and real estate lending clients.

Ensure independent reviews are completed for higher risk transactions and client relationships (at on boarding and periodic review) in line with policy requirements. To escalate exceptional transactions or relationships to the MLRO. This includes PEPs and Correspondent Banking relationships.

Responsible for the transaction monitoring of the high-risk transactions and oversight of the suspicious activity monitoring system, including cash transactions.

To assist the MLRO in the implementation and delivery of a financial crime programme (i.e., anti -money laundering, anti-fraud, combating terrorist financing and anti-bribery and corruption) to monitor compliance across all relevant parts of UK's business.

To lead and/or support on the review of any Trade Finance transactions (where this business is pursued).

Assist with the preparation and dispatch of official reports to the National Crime Agency and obtain their confirmations

Assist with establishing and maintaining an effective compliance culture within the Bank for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other forms of financial crime.

Carry out other ad-hoc investigations, projects and reviews under the direction of the MLRO including Fraud investigations.

Ensure Consumer Duty principles are adhered to and that customers are treated fairly at all times whilst appropriately balanced with the Bank's financial crime obligations.

Systems and Software Used

MS Office, Lexis Nexis, Equation, SAM, FIG, Companies House, Experian, GBID3 Global, WLC.


Graduate with at least a 2:1 degree.

Minimum of 5 years of relevant Compliance experience in a financial crime and/or client onboarding role.

Knowledge of relevant financial crime regulation required.

Knowledge of real estate lending, fraud investigation.

Experience in correspondent banking and trade finance business preferred.

Able to conduct effective investigations in line with Bank policy.

Excellent presentation and listening skills.

Strong work ethic and willing to work non-traditional hours when required.

Knowledge of how to collect and preserve evidence.
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