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Financial Crime Analyst – Promontory


Introduction Promontory is a premier strategic, compliance and risk consulting firm operating as a unit within IBM Global Business Services. Our senior professionals have served as partners of top co

Promontory is a premier strategic, compliance and risk consulting firm operating as a unit within IBM Global Business Services. Our senior professionals have served as partners of top consultancies and law firms, leaders of financial regulators and global financial institutions. We are often engaged by the board or senior executives to assist with their most pressing, sensitive, and complex assignments. With Promontory and IBM offices located around the world we serve clients wherever their needs arise.

We have one purpose; to be a Trusted Partner. Through our values of Superior Expertise, Innovative Solutions and Collaborative Community we seek to provide our clients with solutions to their wide variety of complex problems. Across the business our consultants have a unique blend of legal, regulatory, and management expertise and we are looking to add further experience to our Financial Crime team.

Our team specialising in Financial Crime works across a wide variety of clients assisting in the development and execution of a wide range of financial crime related topics including Anti-Money-Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Within your role as an Analyst at Promontory you will:

  • Provide support and research to projects including the review and analysis of materials provided to us by firms which form part of their financial crime risk management framework, such as policies, procedures, and governance artefacts or such as customer onboarding documents. Your analysis will draw on your knowledge and experience of UK Financial Crime regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in drafting, revising and presenting client deliverables—including reports, correspondence, presentations, and written tools such as policies and templates.
  • Gather, analyse, and interpret data related to the scope of projects.
  • Support senior stakeholders on larger client projects as and when required.
  • Participate in client meetings, such as interviews or presentations, which often include senior executives or directors of the client.
  • Play a hands-on role in business development by helping to draft proposals and assist with project set up and planning.
  • Take an active role in knowledge sharing, thought leadership and practice development to ensure the practice remains abreast of emerging trends and business opportunities.
  • Monitor and prepare reports on UK and global financial regulatory developments.
  • Travel as required to client sites in the UK and internationally (depending on COVID-19 restrictions and remote working policies). Time spent travelling varies depending upon the project.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Prior experience working in a financial crime compliance and/or advisory role, ideally within the Banking sector.
  • Working knowledge of the UK anti-money laundering regulations and associated regulatory and industry guidance. Understanding of FCA regulatory regimes and ability to navigate their published rules and guidance.
  • Understanding of specific focus areas, e.g. payment screening, transaction monitoring and governance & reporting.
  • Experience of FCA regulated firms, the issues they deal in their regulated business and the expectations of general standards that apply to such regulated firms.
  • Superior writing and editing skills with the ability to construct well-founded, clear, and concise analyses and recommendations.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated, with a proven ability to work on own initiative within a fast-paced, high pressure work environment.
  • Ability to handle complex information, solve problems, and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and within all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong skills in word, excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong reputation for integrity and ethics.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Additional experience in other financial institutions such as Asset Management or Insurance.
  • Working knowledge and awareness of other relevant anti-financial crime laws and regulations such as Sanctions, Terrorist Financing and Bribery and Corruption.
  • Good product knowledge relevant to retail or wholesale banking sectors.
  • Some knowledge of other regulations, such as the Senior Managers Regime, MAR and Conduct Risk.
  • A relevant qualification in financial crime risk management (for example ACAMS or International Compliance Association certificate and/or diploma).
  • Technical expertise and experience in broader compliance, risk management, corporate governance, accounting, or legal or regulatory issues.

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