Senior AML and Sanctions Quality Control Analyst

Operations, London

Senior AML and Sanctions Quality Control Analyst

Operations, London

Ebury is a Global FinTech: we apply new technologies to enhance and automate financial services and processes. This allows small and medium-sized businesses to trade and transact internationally by eliminating boundaries related to more traditional procedures. 

Founded in 2009, we are now positioned among the fastest-growing companies in the sector! Headquartered in London, we have more than 1000 staff covering over 50 nationalities (and counting!) working across more than 27 offices worldwide and serving more than 45,000 clients every day. 

Hard work pays off: Ebury has just received a £350 million investment from Banco Santander and has won over 20 internationally recognised awards such as the Growing Business of the Year 2019: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+) and Financial Times: 1000 Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies (which we have been awarded twice: 2017 and 2019!).

None of this would have been possible without what we’re most proud of: our great community. Enthusiastic, disruptive and collaborative teams, always ready to innovate and revolutionize the fast-paced Fintech dimension. 

As the heart of our company, the Operations Department is made up of different teams which collaborate in order to ensure that new customers, transactions and processes run smoothly and safely in our network. 

If you want to develop your professional career in Finance and join an international environment, this is your place. Ready to join the revolution?

Role purpose:

The AML & Sanctions Transaction Monitoring Quality Control (QC) Senior Analyst, reporting directly into the AML and Sanctions QC Supervisor, will be responsible for the day to day performing of AML and Sanctions Monitoring QC testing against relevant sub-department procedures and minimum standards. The role holder will form part of a new wider team, and will play a role in the embedding of the QC function and its development as processes and systems are refined over time.

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the day to day AML and Sanctions Quality Control testing, ensuring quality standards are upheld, procedural adherence, the departmental SLAs are met, and tasks are prioritised appropriately. 
  • Review investigations with the attached documentation and rationale using a variety of tools including internal systems, internet searches and proprietary databases.
  • Formalise and document a view (with supporting rationale and noting any errors and discrepancies in relation to the investigation) as to whether the outcome reached by the AML and Sanctions Analyst is correct.
  • Providing timely and appropriate feedback to the relevant AML & Sanctions team.
  • Responsible for the collating of relevant QC MI on the status of the team tasks and identified risks/issues including trend analyses and improvement areas, feeding into key governance committees where appropriate.
  • Work closely with the supervisor and other senior members of the team on the provision of MI on the status of the team tasks and identified risks/issues including trend analyses and improvement areas, feeding into key governance committees where appropriate.
  • Assist in the Coaching and mentoring team members as part of learning and development.
  • Analyse the AML and Sanctions department to identify opportunities for enhancement even when QC standards are met. 
  • Promptly and accurately preparing scheduled reports on workload status, highlighting emerging issues to the AML and Sanctions Quality Control Manager. 
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders including the Line 1 Financial Crime Operations and Transactional Operations teams, Line 2 Financial Crime and Compliance functions, Product and Technology teams, as well as front-office relationship managers etc., as required.
  • Provide advice on draft suspicious activity reports and alerts review prior to their escalation where needed.
  • Contribute to the on-going improvement of the AML and Sanctions function’s systems and controls including the review and refinement of scenarios, processes and procedures, thresholds and reports derived from Ebury's systems. 
  • Uphold, transmit and reinforce company and departmental values.

Requirements:

  • Strong working knowledge of the global legislative and regulatory framework (Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption).
  • Analytical thinker with at least 4-5 years relevant experience in analysis/investigations including FX Market products, Sanctions and transaction monitoring.
  • In-depth knowledge of red flags and AML and Sanctions typologies relevant to the payments and FX market.
  • In-depth knowledge of Client Data Screening procedures and processes including escalation framework.
  • Motivated and driven, with a strong desire to make Ebury a success.
  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset, with the ability to find solutions to problems that are appropriate to the scale of the challenge and take into account impact at a company level
  • Good grasp of the concept of continuous improvement.
  • Proactive and highly organised, able to work to deadlines, multi-task, and prioritise and re-prioritise workload as needed within a fast-paced and high-pressure environment, in line with business requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Empathetic, with good interpersonal skills.
  • Curious and engaged, proactively seeks new information to expand own knowledge and skills.
  • Comfortable working in a high-change environment, with the ability to rapidly adapt to changing products, processes and procedures.

Interested?

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