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KYC Associate

Reference: 19888

Location

Belfast, County Antrim

Salary

£32000 - £32000

Job Type

Permanent

Date Posted

14 May, 2022

KYC Associate

Abacus Careers are pleased to be recruiting a KYC Associate on behalf of a global alternative investment firm for their Belfast office.

You will be joining a company with low staff turnover, emphasis on personal development, and strong plans to continue being a leader in their industry. Unlike a lot of global firms, you won’t just be another number, you will be joining a company where your input is valued.

Benefits/ Salary

Attractive depending on experience, gym subsidy, private medical, pension, hybrid role for the foreseeable, realistic progression opportunities  

Key Duties

  • Undertaking end to end client and counterparty onboarding and refresh including undertaking all aspects of the CDD process.
  • Adhering to applicable internal and regulatory requirements relating to CDD.
  • Conducting due diligence at all levels, including enhanced due diligence.
  • Identifying ultimate beneficial owners, controllers and PEPs.
  • Undertaking adverse media screening.
  • Undertaking sanctions screening.
  • Escalating concerns and discrepancies in CDD documentation to the appropriate staff.
  • Tracking outstanding CDD requests and progressing these on own initiative.
  • Observing CDD processing targets in terms of file quality and speed of review.
  • Alerting suspicions to the MLRO.
  • Ensure CDD files maintained accurately using internally agreed upon protocols.
  • Responsible for opening new accounts, maintaining settlement instruction, checking accounts against compliance guidelines, maintain pricing, opening new markets and any other tasks that may be requested.
  • Effectively utilise several systems to maintain accurate data for seamless downstream trade processing.
  • Communicate regularly with managers, traders, salespeople, finance, and other designated contacts within the organisation to support the CDD onboarding and refresh process.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant university degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics or related discipline, or recognised professional or equivalent qualification, or qualified by experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience in CDD required, preferably involving a wide range of counterparty types and risk levels.
  • Sound knowledge of UK CDD onboarding regulations and requirements, including the JMLSG Guidance notes.
  • 2+ years’ experience in finance or operations preferred.
  • Individual must be dependable, responsible, motivated and demonstrate the ability to be successful with minimal supervision. Must be highly organised and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed during challenging circumstances, including strict deadlines and technical issues and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Candidate must possess strong customer relationship skills.
  • Must possess problem solving ability, strong computer and communication skills.

Next Steps:

Please contact Nicky Strutt at Abacus Careers for a further chat 

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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