The Senior Compliance Associate is responsible for providing support to the Compliance Operations Team Lead ensuring that a robust and comprehensive Compliance and AML program is maintained for our business in the region.
The nature of the FX market means a constantly changing work load so you’ll also need to be able to manage your time effectively and work to a deadline.
This is a highly rewarding position for the right candidate and an excellent career opportunity.
Key responsibilities :
Monitoring of initial and on-going Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements
Reviewing account activity through the transaction monitoring system and investigating any suspicious payments received
Building relationships with other WF teams and providing regulatory advice and guidance
Understanding changes in regulations and the impact on the business, and assisting with the development of internal processes
Risk based review of existing client accounts
Escalating any suspicious activity to the MLRO
Assisting with Compliance Investigations as appropriate
Training new starters and assisting with delivery of ongoing training to the rest of the team
Act as a role model to others in the team through clearly demonstrating the WF values
Assisting team leaders with some business as usual tasks e.g. further information requests, collation of monthly management information
Assisting team leaders with special investigations / projects e.g. AML regulatory research, review of client data to identify trends etc.
Key Capabilities :
Prior experience in Compliance Operations is required and the candidate should have a good understanding of the financial services environment and regulation.
Ability to work efficiently when under pressure and maintain quality of detailed work while meeting set deadlines
An ability to understand legal and regulatory requirements and to apply them to business practices
Professional manner and excellent communication skills
Able to build effective relationships across the business
Willingness to undertake further study to develop within Compliance
Enthusiastic and passionate about ensuring that work is completed to a high quality standard.
Collaborative and supportive with the team and colleagues across the organization, while still being able to work independently when needed.
Strong analytical skills, in particular the ability to draw logical conclusions from a range of diverse source materials and present them in a clear and engaging way.
The gravitas and relationship skills to build and maintain relationships with senior management
Good understanding of the Hong Kong & China financial services environment and regulation, especially the area of financial crime
At least 2 years of compliance / KYC / AML experience
Excellent command of English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
Salary and Benefits :
A competitive salary, commensurate with experience
An excellent benefits package including Mandatory Provident Fund; health, dental and life insurance; enhanced maternity and paternity leave policies
20 days holiday, birthday day off, charity leave, 3 life event days during your career with WorldFirst
Perks, including : free breakfast, Friday beer fridge, business casual dress code, annual company parties and more!