Graduate AML Officer

18000.00 - 20000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
6 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training

Job Details

As a raduate within the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) team you will be part of a high-performing team.

The AML role

The overarching policy is to manage compliance proactively and to ensure that the company, its customers and its employees operate within all legal and regulatory requirements and that the regulator is satisfied with the compliance systems and controls. The company's policy is to manage AML proactively, and to ensure that AML and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF) systems and controls are effective and meet regulatory requirements. The AML team plays an essential role in the Bank, completing a range of monitoring activities and proactively responding to regulatory updates and recommendations and emerging risks and typologies, ensuring that systems and controls continue to provide a robust response to the threat of money laundering, terrorism financing as well as broader financial crime.

We are looking for:

An Anti-Money Laundering (AML) officer to work within the Compliance and Risk department in Northwich and this role will report to the Deputy MLRO and Information Security Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with knowledge of this specialist area and an aptitude for complex investigative work, who is looking for a challenging and varied role within the Bank's first line of defense.

Your day-to-day responsibilities:

The role requires in depth knowledge of the specialist area, which relates to a specific discipline - AML and Financial Crime Management and a detailed understanding of the overall business activity.
The duties will include supporting the Deputy MLRO and Information Security Manager to:
Help ensure the Bank's AML systems and Controls meet or exceed required regulatory standard.
Be responsible for ensuring the Bank's systems and controls meet or exceed the required regulatory standards in respect of Data protection and information security
Maintain the Bank's Business Continuity plan up to date, meet or exceed regulatory standards and is fit for purpose.
Manage compliance/contingency/risk issues within own area of control and for the Bank.
Help ensure that the business maintains an appropriate level of awareness of AML and to monitor adherence to the firms Anti Money Laundering Policies and Procedures.
Act as a central point of contact on money laundering issues.
Draft annual reports to the senior management of the firm relating to the effectiveness of anti-money laundering procedures.
Provide advice on regulatory issues on areas of responsibility to all areas of the Bank's business.
Help arrange, administer and ensure that all staff have appropriate training in relation to money laundering.Person/Experience required:
No experience necessary although a good degree is a must
Previous compliance experience within the financial services industry and compliance.
Experience of working in a multi-disciplined team across business units
Someone with sound knowledge of legislation and regulation surrounding financial crime
Excellent communication skills both written (including report writing) and verbal
Leadership skills
Strong planning and organising skills
Meticulous and good team player and able to work on own initiative

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