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Sanctions Screening Analyst

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Do you want to work with conducting Sanctions Screening within the Business AML function in a global organization 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 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 Sanctions Screening Analyst, who is able to reinforce our Business AML team.

This role will be based in Singapore and will include reviewing and releasing false positive sanctions alerts and escalating potential true matches to L2 investigations. Additionally, you will assist the Sanctions Screening Management Team with various additional tasks within the wider Sanctions program. You will be reporting to the Sanctions Screening Management Team in London and be a part of our growing Sanctions function.​

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and process screening alerts at Level 1 – this will include releasing false positive alerts and escalating potential matches where appropriate
  • ​Ensure caseload is prioritised to ensure payments are reviewed prior to applicable currency cut-off
  • ​Develop a strong understanding of the business operating model for Sanctions Screening
  • ​Assist in maintenance of procedures to ensure that they are reflective of the Sanctions Control environment
  • ​Highlight any system or process deficiency as well as opportunities for improvement
  • ​Assist in the compilation of required performance and risk metrics

Skills & Qualifications

To be the right candidate for this position, we expect you to have a relevant educational background (BSc as a minimum). We expect you to have demonstrated capability from an applicable role where you have gained knowledge of global AML, sanctions rules and regulations, and a minimum of 3 years of experience within Payment Sanctions Screening 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 the ability to review and understand payment flows together with good attention to detail. You should also have an interest in and knowledge of Sanctions legislation in US, UK, EU, UN, MAS 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 thrive 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 the role is based in Singapore with a focus on European clients, it’s a requirement that you are fluent in English and Mandarin, 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 Singapore.​

Join Banking Circle

If this position has caught your interest and you have what we are 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 is like to be a part of Banking Circle do not hesitate to contact Simon Scott Hansen from the People Team on +45 3149 3650.

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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