KYC Analyst

Location West Malling
Salary: £32000.0
Contact name: Felicity Handley

Contact email:
Job ref: 6733
Published: 16 days ago
We have a 12 month FTC for a KYC Analyst. Our client  are seeking a diligent a KYC Analyst to join their Financial Intelligence Team. As an integral member of the team, you will play a crucial role in safeguarding the organisation against financial crimes by applying your knowledge of AML regulation and policy to various tasks, including customer on-boarding, transaction monitoring, and KYC refresh.
This is a hybrid role but will be onsite for the first 6 – 12 weeks whilst training, therefore you will need to be able to travel to West Malling on a daily basis
Responsibilities of the KYC Analyst:
  • Conduct checks on Fiserv overnight screening to thoroughly research matches against sanctions lists and criminal lists, ensuring compliance with the companies AML manual and JMLSG requirements.
  • Perform due diligence on overseas outgoing and incoming payments, assigning appropriate risk ratings.
  • Prepare documentation for high-risk cases, detailing sanctions information and entity matches for sign-off by the appropriate authority.
  • Review new account applications and trigger events, addressing anomalies and escalating issues as necessary.
  • Verify ID & V documents in accordance with the companies AML policy and challenge existing policies and procedures using your AML experience.
  • Review customer account records periodically, including enhanced due diligence on high-risk customers and PEPs.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision, demonstrating sound judgment and expertise to resolve queries and complex cases.
  • Act on audit reports promptly to mitigate financial loss and provide advice and guidance on AML and KYC legislation and processes.
  • Respond to customer inquiries professionally and efficiently, adhering to SLAs, and KPIs.
  • Sign off on high-value receipts, unusual transactions, and 3rd party receipts following appropriate due diligence.
  • Provide training to Customer Service Division and key stakeholders on AML and customer due diligence.
  • Attend meetings with potential and existing customers to explain AML and on-boarding requirements.
Requirements of the KYC Analyst:
  • Knowledge: Proficient understanding of AML regulation and policy, including JMLSG requirements.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills with the ability to provide rationale for decisions referencing relevant policies or regulations.
  • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness and accuracy in conducting checks and documenting findings.
  • Independence: Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, demonstrating initiative and sound judgment.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills to resolve queries and complex cases effectively.
  • Team Player: Willingness to provide support and guidance to team members and collaborate across departments.
If you are passionate about combating financial crimes and ensuring regulatory compliance, we encourage you to apply for the KYC Analyst attaching your CV for this challenging and rewarding position.