Financial Crime Senior Associate (Big Four) Financial Crime Senior Associate (Big Four) …


in London, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 23 Oct 21
£42000, dependent on experience

in London, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 23 Oct 21
£42000, dependent on experience
Posted by:
Kim Carmona • Recruiter
Posted by:
Kim Carmona
A brilliant opportunity is on offer to join a Top Four Financial Crime as a Senior Associate, in a team dealing with risk strategy, policies and processes in relation to anti-money laundering, client due diligence and ongoing monitoring. The role is a fixed term contract for 6 months but there is the strong possibility of retention subject to business demand. The main responsibilities will relate to the provision of specialist support in implementing the firm’s anti-money laundering policies, procedures and controls.

***This role is an urgent requirement. The firm's offices are reopened however it is likely this role will be offered on a hybrid model with 1 - 2 days p/w in the office and the remaining from home. You must be willing to come in at least partially as this role will not be offered fully remotely.***


This is a second line of defense role.

Responsibilities of the Role 

  • Reviewing and updating as necessary existing CDD
  • Performing research on clients using public and subscription services
  • Contacting Partners and clients to request CDD where this cannot be gathered internally
  • Drafting recommendations for management to summarise client risk and identifying any mitigating factors
  • Assisting with the quality assurance checks for the work produced by the 1st line CDD team
  • Maintaining and updating guidance and training material relating to ongoing monitoring
  • Other responsibilities may include:
  • Responding to requests for information and queries from EY’s service lines
  • Maintaining guidance and training material relating to CDD, suspicious activity reporting, anti-bribery and sanctions
  • Reviewing approval requests for High risk CDD cases escalated by the CDD team 
  • Assisting with the production of management information reports for internal stakeholders
  • Any task which contributes to the successful implementation of the financial crime control framework

Requirements, Skills and Necessary Experience

  • At minimum two (2) years of previous experience of financial crime regulatory or compliance work, preferably from a professional services firm 
  • Experience of completing CDD checks and/or performing ongoing monitoring
  • Knowledge and previous use of financial crime screening and due diligence systems
  • Adaptable and flexible with good team working skills and the ability to multi-task

Desirable Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to build strong working relationships across the business and develop an excellent understanding of their business
  • Ability to work to pre-determined deadlines and meet objectives under pressure
  • English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication
  • IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel

Skills and Personal Qualities: 

  • Service orientated and commercially-minded at solving problems
  • A genuine and proactive interest in becoming a subject matter expert in financial crime
  • The ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • Good organisational skills and some experience of project management


More junior candidates who demonstrate exceptional potential may be considered on a lower salary banding. 

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