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Financial Crime Ofifcer (Investigations)

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Discipline:

    Financial Crime & Fraud

  • Salary:

    £25,000 - £35,000

  • Consultant:

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  • Email:

    jkelly@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    JK/14979

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

The role is responsible for assessing, reviewing and investigating escalated referrals in realtion to Anti Money Laundering, Counter Terroist Financing, Fraud and Customer and Payment Screening.

The Client- Our client is a leading banking institution who have been growing signficiantly in recent years.

This Client does not provide sponsorship.

The role-

  • Work as part of the team to ensure the day to day activities and work flow are adequately prioritised to suit shifting demands
  • Work independently and handle cases that require extremely high levels of discretion.
  • Work to tight deadlines and often under pressure whilst maintaining a high level of quality and competency
  • Act as a subject matter expert to support the Financial Crime Analysts in the assessment and investigation of financial crime alerts and referrals (suspicious activity, transaction monitoring, customer and payment screening)
  • Ensure that all suspicious activity reports, sanctions, fraud or corruption concerns are fully investigated, evidenced and documented in a clear and concise manner and reported to relevant authorities in a timely manner.
  • Record and update relevant, accurate and timely MI in the team work tracker (and elsewhere as needed by the Team Manager)
  • Liaise with and support Branches, other financial institutions and law enforcement agencies with financial crime related queries and issues
  • Assist with complex investigations, including co-ordinating incident meetings with management and relevant stakeholders to agree and implement actions to address control failures and gaps
  • Where needed, support the implementation of BAU work streams in conjunction with the AML Programme and various Bank wide projects
  • Contribute to the development of financial crime policies/procedures and maintain these documents from a first line of defence perspective

Key Requirements-

  • Strong understanding and experience of AML, KYC, Sanctions, Fraud and banking products and the UK regulatory environment.
  • Relevant specialist FC qualifications: e.g. ICA Diploma in FC/AML, ACAMs, Fraud Prevention
  • Experience in 1st line and/or 2nd line FC function within a financial services environment
  • Ability to apply themselves to problem solving and analysing situations, delivering practical and compliant financial crime controls/solutions
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail, presenting information in a clear and concise manner