Analyst – Detecting Financial Crime

ABN AMRO International Services B.V.

London City and West End, London, United Kingdom
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10 February 2024

At a glance

The world is changing rapidly – and our role as gatekeeper changes with it. Derived from our purpose ‘Banking for better, for generations to come’, we strive for a sustainable, stable and safe financial system. Therefore, detection of ‘financial crime’ is a high priority for the bank.

Within DFC, different activities concerning detecting financial crime are merged into one organisation. By combining knowledge and expertise, we are better equipped to protect the bank’s systems against financial crime and handle new developments as well. In that context, ever-evolving technology represents both an opportunity and a threat. Not only does it help us to improve our investigative capabilities, it also enables organised crime to operate on a more advanced level. ‘Detecting financial crime’ is therefore an ‘ongoing process’ that demands the utmost in terms of our expertise and vigilance, day in day out.

Your job

Ensure that new and existing ABN AMRO clients are adequately assessed and monitored for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) risk, specifically responsible for:
•    Conducting Know Your client (KYC) checks, ensuring that all risk aspects have been identified, documented and assessed for new client take on, periodic reviews and event driven reviews and that the client is assigned an appropriate risk rating.
•    Collating documentation/information on client files, ensuring that all documentation is accurate and up to date in accordance with UK regulatory standards and the local and group level internal documented policies and procedures.
•    Ensuring that the appropriate KYC is performed on Periodic Reviews and Event Driven Reviews within the agreed timeframes, ensuring that the KYC information, documentation and the risk assessment remains accurate and up to date. 
•    Communicating with the business lines to ensure that all client outreach requirements are undertaken in a timely manner.
•    Engaging with Compliance, Tax and other departments as necessary to ensure that all risk aspects are adequately assessed by the appropriate teams.
•    Delivering output as determined by the KPI’s set by Senior Management.
•    Ensuring the relevant DFC UK tools are kept updated in a timely manner.
•    Adhere to KPI objectives set as a team and as an individual.
•    Undertake client filtering, transaction monitoring and transaction filtering processes, ensuring that any issues are escalated in accordance with the internal procedure and within the Service Level Agreement (SLA).
•    Ensure that any risks identified are followed through to resolution and that any unusual/suspicious transactions are reported to the MLRO via the official documented channels.
•    Ensure compliance with all internal policies and procedures pertaining to the client lifecycle management. 
•    Look for continuous ways to improve processes and tasks ensuring effectiveness and optimisation of the team at all times.
•    Ensure that any risks, issues or improvements identified with the current processes are escalated to management for appropriate assessment. 

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is an enterprising bank with a primary focus on Northwest Europe. We serve clients in the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. We are also present internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.

At ABN AMRO we have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients at times that matter has always been our role and our responsibility. Together, we aim high and work towards lasting relationships that are relevant and responsible, both now and in the future. We want to be the bank that leads the way.

Our strategy goes far beyond financial value: we want to accelerate the transition to sustainability. We do this by supporting and advising our clients in order to facilitate their sustainability shift. Our commitment to clients, employees, investors and society calls for clear direction, focus and dedication.

We concentrate on our three strategic pillars:

-Support our clientsAEUR™ transition to sustainability
-Reinvent the customer experience
-Build a future-proof bank

Our strategy requires a culture of working together and permanent learning. ItAEUR™s only with this mindset that we unleash the best in ourselves to deliver a high standard of performance. ABN AMROAEUR™s culture is the catalyst for the evolution in which we find ourselves: our people are imaginative, trust each other and do just that little bit extra to help clients.

ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:

-Corporate and Institutional Banking which includes Corporate Banking, Clearing, Global Markets – Sales & Trading and Financial Institutions 
-Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services

Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 people in the UK.

Your profile

•    Experience of KYC/AML processes
•    Understanding of the UK legislative and regulatory environment pertaining to anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing
•    Analytical Skills – has the ability to visualise, articulate and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems by making logical decisions given the available information. 
•    Self-organisation and proactivity – uses time efficiently and responds quickly and constructively when confronted with challenges with an ability to prioritise tasks.
•    Ability to communicate at different levels of the organisation.
•    Being able to escalate when required.
•    Demonstrates sound judgement and makes confident and reasoned arguments.
•    To be able to work with discretion and confidentiality where necessary.
•    Good written and verbal communication skills.
•    Strong attention to detail.
•    Comfortable with working in an environment of change, with a flexible approach to new challenges and procedural requirements.

What we offer

Joining ABN AMRO means working on meaningful projects. Projects that have an impact on our clients. Working with a wide range of people with different backgrounds, opinions and ideas. In the UK, in the Netherlands or elsewhere in our international network. We offer an environment where you will be challenged on a daily basis – professionally as well as on a personal level – so that you can grow to become the professional you want to be.


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For more information Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner, UKrecruitmentuk.abnamro, +44 203 192 9342.

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