Senior KYC Officer Job No: BS/NH-sKYC
Salary: £27,000.00 - £30,000.00 Location: West Malling Contract Type: Permanent
Posted: 09/09/2021

Senior KYC Officer

West Malling - £30k DOE

Hours will be shifts between 08:00am and 18:00pm - 35 hours per week.

Our client is seeking a highly motivated, proactive and well organised individual to work within the KYC (Know Your Customer) team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a large, successful and well reputed business in West Malling.

The ideal candidate will have a previous experience in a client facing role and substantial experience of current anti-money laundering requirements. If you are well organised, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent attention to detail then please continue reading!

Duties include:

  • Proactively highlight audit and compliance issues to the KYC Team Manager and ensure that all audit recommendations within their remit are closed
  • Receive and analyse monitoring and testing results from the MLRO function, providing feedback and arranging remediation
  • Provide reports to the Team Manager in regards to the teams quality of work
  • Sign off high value receipts, unusual transactions and 3rd party receipts following completion of appropriate due diligence
  • Complete checks on overnight screening, ensuring that all matches and potential matches against sanctions lists and criminal lists are thoroughly researched
  • To carry out due diligence on outgoing and incoming payments by use of appropriate searches, internet searches and customer information, allocating the correct risk rating
  • To review new account applications and trigger events, ensuring all relevant documents have been received and reviewed and any anomalies referred to the appropriate person
  • Challenge existing polices and procedures using own experience of AML and customer due diligence to ensure the best possible experience for all stakeholders
  • To action all audit reports within the agreed timeframe, acting on queries promptly to mitigate financial loss and/or impact to the customer
  • Escalate complex queries to the KYC Team Manager promptly having completed a full investigation

The successful candidate will be/have:

  • Substantial experience of work in an AML/ KYC environment
  • Experienced in quality assurance
  • Extensive knowledge of : JMLSG; AML and counter terrorist financing regulations
  • Confident in using all MS Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical with a high attention to detail
  • A natural problem solver
  • Assertive, proactive and diplomatic

You will be joining a company who genuinely invest in and value their workforce, offering opportunities for progression in the long term, as well as a plethora of generous benefits, team incentives and a fun, sociable working environment.

Please note - the closing date for this position is Friday 24th September 2021

If you feel you have the experience required, please apply online for immediate consideration!

This role is being managed by Nicole Hill, Recruitment Consultant for Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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