04th June 2020

AML Service Lead

Reference: DF - 17737fs

Location: Belfast Job Type: Contract Date Posted: 04/06/2020

AML Service Lead – 11 Month Contract

Abacus Careers is recruiting an AML Service Lead for one of the world’s largest financial services firms. Our client has a long an established history in Letterkenny and has recently invested substantially to their operation in that area.


Performs comparative analysis between information on policies, accounts, contracts, and transactions versus a variety of sanctions or high-risk lists and/or basic AML/OFAC risks. Performs reviews related to client onboarding and transaction monitoring. Performs detailed analysis of potential and existing clients to identify high-risk criteria, document results.

Monitors new or existing clients for potential suspicious activity, including transaction monitoring for money laundering, terrorist financing or fraud, and undertakes appropriate review including the drafting of resulting Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and documents cases as appropriate.

Exercises judgment and discretion in the process of identifying and resolving problems/issues in all cases based on AML/sanctions expertise and experience, and consideration of business line and products involved. Consult with business partner for guidance to appropriately disposition cases and/or further escalate to Director, where applicable.


Ideally 4 years plus experience working within AML and OFAC Compliance/Investigations reviews (e.g transaction monitoring, sanctions screening, case management)

Experience conducting complex investigations and analysis (CDD/KYC, PEP/AME, etc.)

Experience with AML screening and case tools (e.g., Actimize. Mantas, etc.); strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications

Knowledge of anti-money laundering / sanctions compliance principles under BSA, Patriot Act, OFAC

Experience with Mutual fund, Life Insurance, Annuities, and/or retail Broker/Dealer products highly preferred

Excellent English verbal, written skills, and interpersonal skills to work mainly directly with US stakeholders

Salary & Benefits:

Excellent basic salaries offered

Health Insurance


Life Assurance

Annual Incentive Plan

On-Site Free Gym

On-Site Wellness Events

Employee Discounts

Free onsite car parking

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

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