Senior KYC Specialist

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 9 hours ago

Reference 1371732

 Job Description

We are looking for experienced Senior KYC Specialist who will be based in Derry/Londonderry, and who will have significant experience of Global AML / KYC requirements, and preferably 4+ years exposure within an Investment Bank.


Are you professional, passionate and do you enjoy working as part of a great team?

About FinTrU

Founded in December 2013, FinTrU is a multi-award winning financial services company that is committed to giving local talent the opportunity to work on a global stage with the largest international investment banks. FinTrU provides its clients with high quality, cost-effective, near-shore resourcing solutions.

FinTrU’s products are: Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC, Operations and Consultancy. Its clients are all Tier 1 Investment Banks based in London, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Paris. 

FinTrU currently employs 270 staff at its two Belfast city centre offices, located in The Gasworks and Pakenham Street and in Carlisle House in Derry/Londonderry.

Whilst FinTrU is managed as a profit-driven organisation, Darragh McCarthy, Founder & CEO, also considers FinTrU as having a social purpose to create high-quality professional employment on the island of Ireland. Prior to FinTrU’s establishment, Darragh thoroughly researched various locations across Ireland to determine which location FinTrU should establish in. 

The availability of a high number of talented graduates in the job market, coupled with support from Invest NI and cost-effectiveness of Northern Ireland made Belfast the obvious choice as a base for FinTrU. These factors have enabled FinTrU to offer a unique and highly competitive alternative to the more traditional off-shore outsourcing solutions often favoured by Investment Banks.



‘Best Company to Work For’ – Belfast Business Awards 2018

‘Fast Growth Business of the Year’ – Belfast Business Awards 2018

‘Fast Growth Business of the Year’ – Aer Lingus TakeOff Business Awards 2018

‘Best Place to Work’ – Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2018

‘Employer of the Year’ – Northern Ireland Chamber Business Awards 2018

‘High Growth Business of the Year’ – Northern Ireland Chamber Business Awards 2018


Role responsibilities

  • Interacting with Institutional and Corporate clients daily to gather all regulatory information and mandatory documentation to successfully complete KYC due diligence
  • Manage the relationship with key internal stakeholders; Sales, Legal, Compliance
  • Responsibility for training and development of junior team members
  • Providing detailed MI and reports to clients at agreed frequencies
  • Manage all escalations in a timely fashion, ensuring exceptions to policy are packaged clearly and succinctly for internal compliance review
  • Identify key project risks, whether stated or not, and manage to resolution or escalate accordingly
  • Building and maintaining a strong, effective relationship with our clients
  • Support the wider FinTrU management team to maintain and exceed set project deadlines


Essential Experience

  • Significant experience of Global AML / KYC requirements
  • Strong commercial awareness within a professional services or outsourced environment
  • Sound understanding of the regulatory requirements placed on Institutional Clients; Dodd Frank, EMIR, MiFID etc.
  • Experience in Compliance, Operations, Risk & Regulatory Reform within Investment Banking
  • Experience of project delivery within the financial services sector
  • Performance Improvement, Business Analysis and Project Management Experience
  • Proven experience in undertaking direct Client engagement and outreach activity
  • Preferably 4+ years exposure within an Investment Bank


Person Specification 

  • Exceptional interpersonal & communication skills both verbally and written
  • Strong client relationship skills
  • Organised / structured approach
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Focused on quality of output as well as speed of delivery