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Sanctions Screening Lead

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Are you an expert in Payment Sanctions Screening and do you have what it takes to lead our Sanctions team on a daily operation level? If so, you might be the Sanctions Screening Lead we are looking for!

We offer you the chance to be a part of a truly international and vibrant company with more than 360 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 Lead, who will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the Sanctions Screening team and act as both Team Lead and subject matter expert.

The successful candidate will lead the Sanctions Screening team in conducting the screening of real-time payments in line with international sanctions legislation whilst identifying and implementing operational enhancements. Furthermore, you will define and drive all operational aspects of Sanctions Screening, both from a strategic and BAU perspective.

You will be reporting to the Head of Sanctions and be a part of our growing Sanctions team, which is part of our Business AML function.

Key Responsibilities

  • ​Manage the team in the review and processing of Payment Sanctions Screening alerts
  • ​Update and enhance Sanctions Screening procedures on a frequent basis
  • ​Analyse existing processes to ensure regulatory compliance
  • ​Work closely with the Head of Sanctions to define and deliver on business strategy and objectives as required
  • ​Enhance collaboration across the Business AML function
  • ​Manage the team’s workload and prioritise according to the team’s availability and Banking Circle’s strategy
  • ​Train, guide and provide feedback to each team member on their day-to-day tasks and overall personal and professional goals

Skills & Qualifications

To be the right candidate for this position, we expect you to have minimum 5 years of experience from a similar role where you have had operational responsibilities, as well as experience managing a team. Experience within payments, FinTech or crypto would be a huge advantage.

You have a strong knowledge of Sanctions Legislation and regulations in EU, UK, US, and other relevant jurisdictions. You have a strong understanding of Sanctions systems and controls, and a broad understanding of Financial Crime Risk (Sanctions, AML and ABC). Furthermore, you have strong leadership, relationship building and management skills.

As a person you are results driven with a strong sense of accountability, you are proactive and bring a motivated approach. You are a true team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others. You possess strong decision-making skills, and have the ability to demonstrate sound judgement when needed. Also, you can operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly for you and the team.

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 Katja Serritzlew from our People Team at

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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