Sanctions Screening Analyst – London

Do you want to work with conducting Sanctions Screening within the Business AML function in a global organisation seeking to change the payments industry landscape? If so, we offer you the chance to be a part of a truly international and vibrant company with more than 300 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 is going hand in hand.

To support that and our exciting growth journey, we are looking to hire a highly skilled Sanctions Screening Analyst, who is able to reinforce our Business AML team. This role will include reviewing and releasing false positive sanctions alerts, requesting further payment information internally and externally, and escalating potential true matches to Compliance investigations or guidance. Additionally, you will assist the Head of Sanctions with various additional tasks including creation and analysis of MI, QA, controls and system calibration tuning. You will be reporting to the Head of Sanctions and be a part of our growing sanctions function.

Key Responsibilities

  • ​Reviewing and dispositioning Sanctions screening alerts
  • Requesting further information from external parties
  • Escalating potential true matches to Compliance
  • Continuously monitor regulatory development
  • Provide ongoing training to stakeholders
  • Maintain procedures and work instructions
  • Highlight system or process issues
  • Assist in testing of system configuration

Skills & Qualifications

To be the right candidate for this position, we expect you to have a relevant educational background (BSc as a minimum) and demonstrated capability from an applicable role where you have gained knowledge of global AML, sanctions rules and regulations, and a minimum of 5 years of experience within Payment Screening workflows and alert management. Furthermore, it is desirable if you have experience within Payment/FinTech space and multiple software packages (e.g. Safewatch, SWIFT, Fircosoft). You have an ability to review and understand payment flows together with a good attention to details. You should also have an interest in and knowledge of Sanctions legislation in US, UK, EU and other relevant jurisdictions. Sound communication and IT skills (including competency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 365). ​As a person you are analytical, not afraid to work independently with personal accountability and thrives in a fast paced environment. It is an asset if you are a true team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others. As Banking Circle is an international company it´s a requirement, that you are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. If you master other relevant languages it will be an asset. The position will be based at Banking Circle’s office in London.

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 Parminder Turna, Head of Sanctions on +44(0)7471 357300. Banking Circle offers a competitive compensation package and a dynamic and collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local laws, regulations and ordinances. Please note that we do not accept applications by email.

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