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On behalf of our client we are seeking to recruit a Trade Finance Associate, to work in Transaction Monitoring department to take full responsibility of first releasing authority over documents and carrying out the due diligence process, for reviewing behavioural and transactional activities and is required to analyse such information, ensuring efficient identification of suspicious activities and/or transactions
? Conduct in-depth analysis and investigation of all transactions from Trade Services, Commodity Trade Finance, Trade Finance, Banking Services and any other department of the bank as deemed necessary.
? Conduct in-depth analysis and investigation of all transactions referred and reviewed by the Analyst.
? Conduct in-depth analysis and investigation of all system-generated alerts.
? Participate in the day to day tasks relating to the banks sanctions systems including checking and maintenance of filter logs, and sanctions screening lists maintenance.
? Participate in Transaction Monitoring and Financial Crime projects and initiatives as required.
? Has ownership of individual alert cases using appropriate case management tools and techniques to progress in order to meet timescales for alert investigation process.
? Assist with transaction monitoring related queries.
? Investigate, review and refer where appropriate any transaction monitoring and sanctions related alerts.
? Ensure proper investigation of suspicious transactions or money laundering alerts.
? Obtain documentary evidence of all investigations and ensure effective record keeping.
? Obtain documentary evidence of suspicious transactions and ensure effective record keeping of identification, and reporting to the Head of the department and/or MLRO in line with the Banks Financial Crime Prevention and AML Policy.
? Adhering to the banks policies and procedures.
? Actively promoting and maintaining good relationships with all clients and counter parties, representing the bank in a professional and positive manner.
? Ensure all issues and escalations are resolved in a timely and efficient manner in line with the banks policies and procedures.
? Apply expertise in transactional monitoring and provide guidance and training for junior staff and other business areas within the bank when needed .
? Assist with development and training in transaction monitoring especially on identification and reporting of suspicious transactions for new staff.
? Carry out monthly, quarterly, or as and when needed reconciliation of the banks sanctions screening lists against those published by Compliance.
? Assist with the preparation of and distribution of Management Information Reporting.
Skills and knowledge:
? Knowledge of the UK anti-money laundering and financial crime regulatory framework (essential).
? Ability to research, investigate and analyse (essential).
? Minimum one years experience in Transaction Monitoring and/or Compliance (essential).
? Experience in Trade Services and/or Banking Services and/or Operations (desirable).
? Demonstrates a good level of understanding of the due diligence process and triggers for enhanced due diligence.
? Good communication skills.
? Certificate in International Trade Finance (desirable).
Please send a coy of your CV to Barbara@bhal.co.uk or call on 0207 972 9460
Mobile: 07768 863242
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