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As the KYC Project Lead your responsibilities will include
Understand any Wholesale or EMEA KYC standards.
Ensure that the KYC/AML checks on clients are undertaken in accordance with UK and EU laws and regulations, and corporate policy as appropriate.
Responsible for developing and delivering management information on a scheduled and ad hoc basis
Developing relationships with the Sales team and supporting them through the transfer of data to KYC Management system and working with them to ensure KYC is completely diligently and there are no backlogs in client on-boarding.
Investigate ownership and control to identify all ultimate beneficiaries and possible PEPs for KYC and risk management purposes.
Assist the business in obtaining updated information and documentation required to meet legal and regulatory money laundering identification obligations.
Undertake desktop investigation of client background utilising all available internal/external systems.
Ensure accurate KYC/AML information is recorded regarding source of funds and expected account activity, where appropriate, for risk management purposes.
Liaise with the client where necessary in order to provide a clearer understanding of our requirements or obtain further information.
Liaise with various support departments as necessary regarding client on-boarding.
Ensure that the KYC process is operating smoothly, that adequate checks are being conducted on a timely basis, and that records are being recorded and maintained in accordance with relevant EMEA laws, rules and regulations, and company policies as appropriate.
Liaise with other KYC review functions being performed within EMEA where required.
Assisting with the ongoing maintenance of client information and documentation
Assist with ad-hoc projects and tasks in support of business management
Skills / Experience Required
Project management experience to assist with specific KYC related projects
Solid AML experience, with good understanding of KYC & AML requirements for various client types
Knowledge and understanding of AML laws, rules and regulations in EMEA and some knowledge of the global AML regulatory environment.
Experience of managing people, working in a high pressure environment, working to tight deadlines and displaying efficiency and effectiveness on a daily basis.
Experience dealing with the front office
The ability to work unsupervised, to a high standard of detail.
Good knowledge of Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Guidance Notes & the Money Laundering Regulations as they relate to KYC.
IT literate - including MS Office Suite
This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly formed team with a leading international Bank.
This KYC Project Lead will be offered on a fixed term contract basis, salary £80,000 - £90,000 plus benefits.