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AML Intelligence and Investigations Lead

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Payments and AML are two of the most dynamic and evolving industries in financial services, we believe the approach to risk assessment should be the same. We are therefore looking for an experienced and highly motivated AML intelligence SME to grow our intelligence and investigations unit within Banking Circle with the aim of creating a best in class approach to managing ongoing AML and Financial Crime risks.

We offer you the chance to be a part of a truly international and vibrant company with more than 450 skilled and dedicated employees worldwide, who are all passionate about creating next-generation mission-critical financial services infrastructure and leading the rise of a super-correspondent banking network.

The position and why we need you

At Banking Circle, we want to make an impact that pioneers the industry and creates instant value for our clients. But we also want to be a best-in-class employer where innovation and career development go hand in hand.

To support that and our exciting growth journey, we are looking to hire a highly skilled AML Intelligence and Investigations Lead, who is able to reinforce our Business AML team with guidance, insights on key typologies and further training to teams across the Bank as well as review our core FinCrime control systems for areas of enhancement.

The AML Intelligence and Investigations Lead is essential in setting the tone and framework for Banking Circle’s approach to financial crime typologies across different industries and geographies. In this position, you will also have performance management responsibilities for the investigations analysts with the target of ensuring a motivated and empowered team as well as an effective, balanced and educated approach to AML typologies and risks.

You will be reporting to the Head of Business AML and be a part of our growing Business AML function.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Act as a subject matter expert on ML/TF typologies within correspondent banking and payments
  • Own the management and delivery of complex investigations, applying advanced transaction monitoring analysis, open-source intelligence and extensive research to issues
  • Analyze and evaluate information from various data sources to identify areas for enhancement and produce meaningful intelligence
  • Conduct AML risk reviews on new verticals and solutions to outline AML risks and support BAU on risk mitigation including Transaction Monitoring rule reviews
  • Keep up to date with the latest regulatory requirements, relevant technologies, and industry trends, and present solutions on how Banking Circle can mitigate these risks through its AML teams
  • Propose typologies, collect relevant data and analyse trends to better identify risk with our client base and payment flow

Skills & Qualifications

To be the right candidate for this position, we expect you to have a relevant educational background together with a demonstrated capability from an applicable role, where you have at least 6 years experience of working with AML/Financial Crime Intelligence and Investigations. The candidate must have experience in building, and implementing, intelligence strategies for financial crime-related typologies. Furthermore, you have an excellent knowledge of ML/TF risks related to Payments and Correspondent Banking and an in-depth working knowledge of financial crime policies and regulations including those focused on industries such as Trade, Logistics and Virtual Assets.

Experience working on complex and multi-jurisdiction financial crime investigations is desirable for the candidate.

As a person, you are results-driven, proactive and have strong critical thinking. You should be comfortable with working under pressure, tight time frames and under minimum supervision whilst being able to possess good performance management skills that can empower the team. You communicate at a high professional level and have the ability to work together collaboratively with cross-functional, globally distributed teams.

As Banking Circle is an international company it’s a requirement, that you are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional language skills such as French or German are seen as an advantage.

The position will be based at Banking Circle’s office in London or Copenhagen.

Join Banking Circle

If this position has caught your interest and you have what we’re looking for, then please send us your resume and application via the apply link. As we will be conducting interviews continuously, we urge interested candidates to reach out as soon as possible. If you have questions about the position or what it’s like to be a part of Banking Circle do not hesitate to contact Simon Scott Hansen from the People Team on +45 3149 3650 (no agencies please).

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