AML Specialist

Company Think Money Group
Reference 441074045
Sector Other
Town/City Lancashire
Locations UK, Lancashire, North West England
Job Type Freelance/Supply
Date Posted 8th Jun


Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist within Thinkmoney Ltd. As an AML Specialist, you will ensure that effective Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls are maintained in line with the groups internal risk appetite.

The desired candidate for the role is a team player, with the ability to work in a target driven environment and someone who is adaptable to change. We are looking for a passionate AML professional who is experienced in working in an operational team at the forefront of detection and prevention of financial crime.

This role requires someone who has proven experience of AML in the Financial Services sector. You will have a high standard of both verbal and written communication and a "can do" attitude. In order to be successful in the role you will have great attention to detail and your consistent performance and drive to succeed, will ensure all tasks are followed through to completion to a high standard.

You must be able to adapt to new priorities and ensure minimising the risk of financial crime exposure to Thinkmoney Group is at the heart of what you do. You will encourage a culture of continuous improvement and have a drive to work efficiently whilst ensuring adherence to both internal and external SLA's along with all group policies.

Your daily role will require you to;

    • Review all payments where money laundering / terrorist financing suspicions have been identified.

    • Investigate and analyse Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) referred by all areas of the business and produce external reports where required to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

    • Act as a representative for the AML Team, being the first point of contact for stakeholders, providing consistent, well-articulated and risk based advice. You will be a point of contact for police liaison and will assist with completion of legal production orders.

    • Complete own tasks including project related work and ad-hoc activities within agreed deadlines. Manage allocated activity such as daily PEP and Sanction screening reports within agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

    • Undertake reviews of transactions which have alerted following Sanctions screening, and make related assessments.

    • Work alerts that are created from the transaction monitoring system and escalate them to cases where suspicion is identified and compile reports to the NCA where required.

    • Take personal responsibility for keeping up-to-date with existing and emerging Money Laundering Typologies and Financial Crime trends and changes to key legislation.

    • Educate other areas of the business regarding all aspects of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

    • Support the AML Team Leader and Senior AML Specialist with continuous improvement initiatives and strategic projects. This will require identifying issues and control gaps and where appropriate, making recommendations relating to the issues identified.

      An AML related qualification i.e. (ICA) Diploma in AML, ICA qualifications around financial crime or ACAMS and a good working knowledge of AML case management systems and investigative tools such as SIRA, Dow Jones, Lexis Nexus, World check is also desirable.


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