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Senior Compliance Specialist

Job ID 20000584 London, United Kingdom
Senior Compliance Specialist

Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to deliver solid, defensible analysis and practical advice to our clients. As an organization, we think globally. We create transparency in an opaque world, and we encourage our people to do the same. That means when you take your place on our team, you’ll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel. If you’re ready to share your perspective with the world, then you can make a real impact here. This is the Duff & Phelps difference.


This role will report directly to the Chief Compliance officer as part of the D&P European Compliance team based in London.  In this business crucial position, you will be responsible for implementing effective AML policies and processes and for performing day to day tasks relating to all aspects of the firm’s AML / KYC client onboarding process.

This position will open on 28 April 2020 and will close on 27 May 2020.

Key responsibilities:
  • Developing and documenting AML/KYC policies and procedures that are appropriate for the business
  • Undertaking client due diligence checks and determining the nature and level of due diligence required in order to comply with Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
  • Liaising with partners to ensure client identification is maintained up to date and changes in structure and beneficial ownership are properly documented.
  • Validating KYC documentation
  • Using databases, external and internal, and conducting research as part of this due diligence
  • Identification and escalation of issues to the MLRO with regards to onboarding of clients
  • Completion of enhanced due diligence searches for clients and principals associated with high risk clients
  • Assisting the business in answering various ad hoc queries relating to KYC & AML
  • Providing advice to staff on anti-money Laundering, general client on-boarding and conflicts / queries
  • Carrying out periodic KYC reviews on clients as required
  • Stay current with money laundering and terrorist financing behaviors, issues, policies, regulations, criminal typologies, industry best practices, and developing trends
  • Assist with the development and delivery of AML/KYC training as required

This position will open on 28 April 2020 and will close on 27 May 2020.

  • Min. 5 years’ experience working in an AML/KYC role
  • ICA certified in Financial Crime Prevention
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant laws, regulations and international anti-money laundering efforts and agencies (e.g FATF, Basel II, etc.).
  • Proven high risk jurisdiction expertise
  • Demonstrable understanding of AML concepts in several areas including, drafting AML policies and procedures, AML workflows and case management, KYC onboarding and suspicious activity reporting
  • Ability to organise and analyse complex data sets
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Proven experience using Kroll client onboarding portal system
  • Familiarity with AML issues and suspicious transaction monitoring techniques
  • Experience using data mining/analytical tools and KYC automated solutions
  • Ability to easily grasp and comprehend AML risks specific to a business unit

Competitive salary + performance-based bonus.


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