Financial Crime Assistant

TO £35000 + 15% Non-Con Pension + Bonus + Benefits

Central London

Growing London operation of international banking group with global assets $20billion. The business comprises FX/MM, commercial and wholesale banking together with retail activities


  • University degree and any relevant professional qualifications                
  • 3-5 year in financial crime related role. 
  • Experience with Fraud, Money Laundering monitoring, control testing.
  • Highly efficient, team player, with good attention to detail, accuracy
  • High standard performer that enjoys working in a dynamic and small team
  • Ability to work unsupervised, to tight deadlines and to withstand occasionally high pressure demands
  • Accuracy and high level of numeracy and literacy
  • Good working knowledge of Windows suite
  • Ability to examine and  evaluate regulatory rules & legislation
  • European or Arabic language is useful

Reporting to the MLRO/Deputy MLRO you will assist the Financial Crime Department in its role as second line of defence by undertaking financial crime monitoring in accordance with the group Financial Crime Monitoring & Assurance Framework. The role includes the following:

  • Conduct as advised 2LOD assurance testing as required by the Group Financial Crime Monitoring & Assurance schedule.
  • Maintain records of remediation requirements resulting from financial crime review audits and ensure action points are tracked with regards to delays/progress/completion
  • Assist with the new staff induction process
  • Maintain applicable financial crime registers
  • Assist MLRO/Deputy MLRO with implementation or remediation work resulting from regulatory change
  • Assist with monthly newsletter to the Bank detailing financial crime updates
  • Clear sanctions alerts from Safewatch as escalated by the Operations team
  • Clear database alerts raised by World Check
  • Assist MLRO/Deputy MLRO with escalated file reviews/openings/blocks
  • Assist with client/transactional investigations as required
  • Act as Financial Crime liaison for all operational matters
  • Assist with department admin