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Financial Crime Officer

  • Location: Chester, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £150 - £200 per day per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 20 days ago

Our clients are the UK leading non-bank business finance provider that are looking to recruit a Financial Crime Officer who will be supporting and reporting Into the Head of Financial Crime and the Deputy MLRO.


●To investigate financial crime alerts generated via automated systems and exception reports

●To monitor and maintain the relevant work queues, ensuring adherence with SLA’s

●To complete high risk reviews as part of initial customer due diligence, enhanced due diligence and ongoing monitoring

●To undertake investigations into allegations of financial crime including Fraud and Money Laundering

●Maintain a strong understanding of all relevant financial crime legislation and regulation

●Complete internal investigations, where required

●To make reports to external agencies, where required

●To answer queries from within the business and provide general assistance with matters related to financial crime

●To assist with ensuring ongoing awareness of financial crime risks around the business and contribute to a positive compliance culture

●Assist in procedure writing

●To assist the Head of Financial Crime in other areas within the department

●Ability to present written/verbal recommendations to deputy MLRO/MLRO

Skills and Experience:

●Maintain high levels of accuracy and attention to detail

●Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

●Strong team player and proven ability to work with others

●Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines

●Experience of working at pace within a fast, paced financial crime team

●Effective decision-making, applying a risk-based approach

●Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, maintaining confidentiality where appropriate

●Ability to gather and manage complex information effectively and “tell a story “Of the risk posed or mitigated

●Strong computer literacy

●Demonstrate a commitment to achieving the highest standards

●Comprehensive knowledge of industry and WOUK products as well as relevant types and likely signs of financial crime

●A clear understanding of key regulatory and legislative considerations, specifically from the FCA/JMLSG.

●Self-starter that keeps up to date with emerging industry risks and regulatory changes

●Forward thinker with a continuous outlook to improve processes

●Experience of working within a Financial Crime department of a financial services firm