We’re WorldFirst, experts in moving money around the world. As a fast growing FinTech business, we specialise in making foreign exchange simple, fast and fuss-free for people and businesses with global ambitions.
By combining best in-class technology with award-winning customer service, we’ve helped over 150,000 people, small businesses and online sellers transfer over £70bn since we launched in 2004.
Our clients never stop and neither do we. As a result of this we are looking to hire a Senior AML Operations Specialist to join our growing Compliance team.
Role Purpose :
Are you obsessed with out-of-this-world client service?
As an AML Operations Specialist, you will act as an SME for AML and financial crime matters to facilitate the successful delivery of all AML Operations Team functions against agreed SLA’s.
You will be required to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including senior managers within the UK, APAC (Hong Kong Singapore, Australia) & the Global Operations Centre (GoC) as well as our Client Relations and Dealing Teams.
You will be a great communicator and a people person with excellent attention to detail.
Key Responsibilities :
Be part of a growing and dynamic international AML Operations team, focusing on performing end-to-end AML Operations tasks including KYC / KYB (on-boarding), Sanction Screening, Transaction Monitoring investigations, Enhanced Due Diligence etc.;
Familiar with system, work-flow, typical typologies and market best practice in AML Operations areas;
Be able to provide support / inputs to various aspects such as detection rule refinement, list management, operations work-flow enhancement, system / tool upgrades and contribute to other joint projects with product & tech and quantitative analytics team;
Understanding of fundamental AML regulations including money laundering typologies with specific focus on E-Money wallet & payment services exposure to APAC related AML regulations & regimes (HK, SG, AU / NZ) is a plus.
Experience in supporting on-site regulatory exams, audit engagements and various gap analysis, self-assessment projects involving internal stakeholders / external consultants
Proven experience working as a team within AML Operations environment, with a particular focus upon high risk onboarding / KYC / account reviews / EDD, SAR / STR filing processes and AML Transaction Monitoring and an awareness of AML typlogies.
Knowledge of sanctions regimes (UN, EU, OFAC, HMT) is an added plus.
Direct hands-on experience using transaction monitoring systems e.g. Sherlock, Actimize, Mantas, and sanctions / payments screening system experience e.g. Fircosoft.
Experienced in ability to effectively perform Transaction Monitoring and assess appropriate EDD actions required to mitigate risks associated to PEPs, High Risk clients / potential fraudulent or suspicious activity and filing of SAR / STR’s.
Ability to interpret AML / Fraud / Sanctions / Financial Crime regulations and assess impact to existing AML Ops processes to implement improvement to financial crime systems and controls.
Previous AML / Fraud investigation experience is preferred.
Professional manner with excellent communication and proactive relationship-building skills.
Experienced in identifying, prioritising and solving or supporting the AML Ops team lead in solving more complex financial crime related issues with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
Can initiate and lead small projects and proven ability to participate in cross-functional projects, offering solutions and influencing decisions on key deliverables.