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Operations Associate

Reference
VAC-20609
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Banking & Finance
Location
Belfast
Salary
Competitive
Expiry Date
23/11/2019
The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work directly in supporting global Tier 1 Investment Banks.

Job Description

Role Responsibilities

Interacting with Institutional and Corporate clients daily to gather all regulatory information and mandatory documentation to successfully complete KYC due diligence

Interpreting and implementing Global AML KYC Policies to mitigate potential risks on behalf of a range of Investment Banks

Delivering a flexible Maker/Checker KYC function for all in-flight client requests, including Quality Assurance checks and feedback for all work completed by peers

Performing detailed Sanctions Screening and PEP reviews, utilising a range of trusted industry sources

Providing detailed MI and reports to clients at agreed frequencies

Managing all escalations in a timely fashion, ensuring exceptions to policy are packaged clearly and succinctly for internal compliance review

Identifying key project risks, whether stated or not, and manage to resolution or escalate accordingly

Building and maintaining a strong, effective relationship with our clients

Experience Required

A minimum of two years' operational experience within (or working in partnership with) an Investment Bank.  Candidates with similar experience within retail banking, will also be considered

Strong commercial awareness within a professional services or outsourced environment

Proven experience in undertaking direct client engagement and outreach activity

Desirable Experience 

Experience within a KYC focussed role 
Experience of project delivery within the financial services sector
Performance improvement, business analysis and project management experience
Language skills, preferably Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or German

Person Specification

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Strong stakeholder relationship building skills
Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment with an organised and structured approach
Focused on quality of output as well as speed of delivery