Investigation and Intelligence Lead Analyst – Financial… new

We are looking for a Financial Crime Investigation and Intelligence Lead Analyst to act as a subject matter expert for transaction monitoring, sanction…...

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a Financial Crime Investigation and Intelligence Lead Analyst to act as a subject matter expert for transaction monitoring, sanction screening and financial crime analysis across our respondent FI and NBFI client base. Specific responsibilities include manual and automated post-transaction monitoring, analysis / escalation of sanction alerts, investigation of fraud queries and responding to law enforcement requests.

As Lead analyst, you will have additional responsibilities including work allocation / prioritisation, collation and interpretation of Management Information, to be the principal escalation point for the team and to own and maintain Transaction Monitoring rules and Sanctions guidelines.

About You

We believe that the best Analysts enjoy what they do. Candidates should have proven experience in sanction screening and transaction monitoring across FI and NBFIs. You will have a strong understanding of Sanction screening and transaction monitoring detection methods. You must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment, be comfortable dealing with change and take pride in owning and mitigating financial crime risk for the business. Successful candidates will be experienced in raising concerns and providing ideas, engaging with clients and making informed decisions. Candidates should have sound knowledge of correspondent banking services; strong technical and regulatory knowledge across financial crime and Sanctions within the UK and EEA and a firm understanding of how to identify and mitigate risks within a business.

Core Skills and Experience:
Responsible for reviewing, policies, procedures, processes related to monitoring and escalation of sanctions alerts and regulatory requirements

Act as an escalation point supporting complex transaction monitoring or sanction screening alerts, documenting and concluding as appropriate.

Complete Quality Control checks on inquiries (alerts, cases, reviews) as defined by the QC framework.

Support the development and implementation of new systems and controls

To collate and review Management Information

Maintain and develop Sanctions Screening guidelines and Transaction Monitoring Rules

Manage work allocation / prioritization across the Financial Crime Intelligence Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions Screening team

Subject matter expertise within Transaction Monitoring, Sanction screening and financial crime analysis across FIs and NBFIs.

Have a deep understanding of the risks within correspondent banking and experience in detection and mitigation of such risk.

Assist with building Financial Crime / sanctions and money laundering typologies knowledge within the team and across the wider business.

Conduct complex transaction analysis using large data sets to identify unusual themes and patterns.

Review sanctioned payment alerts against sanction screening lists, conduct analysis into potential hits and determine whether to release or report payments.

Monitor and investigate fraud cases, liaising with respondent FI/NBFIs to diminish losses and assist in recovery of funds.

Manage and resolve end-to-end inquiries (alerts, cases, reviews) in a timely manner.

Conduct research using internal and external sources to help determine potential suspicious activity and disposition or investigate as appropriate.

Present recommendations on clients, to include exit, supported by comprehensive assessments on Financial Crime risks and outcomes of investigations.

Where appropriate, facilitate requests for information (RFIs) by liaising with clients and/or RMs.

Proactively identify trends and emerging themes that can be used to enhance detection capabilities.

Manage competing tasks and priorities in a manner that effectively mitigates top risks.

Apply strong technical and regulatory knowledge to identify potential control / risk issues

Provide subject matter expertise on change programmes or new product development

Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders across the business to meet role objectives and deliver key activities.

Strong knowledge of financial crime control frameworks and regulatory standards.

Strong knowledge of sectors such as money remittance, electronic money, APIs, Cryptocurrency firms, and merchant acquirers.

Significant knowledge of UK and EU AML/CTF legislation (international AML/CTF knowledge is advantageous)

Significant knowledge of money laundering typologies across a range of products and services in financial services.

Significant experience dealing with complex business models, PEPs, sanctions, red flags, and suspicious activity investigation.

Self-starter, able to work independently when needed, and to prioritise tasks.

Ability to communicate and negotiate with key stakeholders

Strong attention to detail and good judgement.

Work to tight deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining high level of quality and competency

A recognised AML / Sanctions / Fraud qualification is desirable but not essential.

Financial Services/Banking Experience:
Key Skills and expertise

We are looking for motivated team players who are delivery focused and can suggest solutions as to how things can be done better, as we’re always looking to improve and do things differently. It is important that you have this mind-set too.

About what we offer

A supportive, challenging and agile environment

You’ll also get to work in one of the most exciting Banks in the market right now

The legal bit:
Please only apply for this role if you are eligible to work in the UK.

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