Senior Client Onboarding KYC Specialist (North West)

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Negotiable

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1421580

 Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Client Onboarding KYC Specialist to join the 'Best Company to Work For' (Belfast Business Awards 2018 & 2019) during an exciting phase in our growth and evolution.

Role Responsibilities

  • Interacting with institutional and corporate clients daily to gather all regulatory information and mandatory documentation to successfully complete KYC due diligence
  • Interpret and implement global AML KYC policies to mitigate potential risks on behalf of a range of Investment Banks
  • Manage the relationship with key internal stakeholders; Sales, Credit, Legal, Compliance
  • Responsibility for training and development of junior team members
  • Delivering a flexible Maker/Checker KYC function for all in-flight client requests, including Quality Assurance checks and feedback for all work completed by peers
  • Perform detailed Sanctions Screening and PEP reviews, utilizing a range of trusted industry sources
  • 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


  • A minimum of four years’ exposure within (or working closely with) an Investment Bank
  • Significant experience of Global AML 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 and 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
  • Previous experience of people management would be desirable 


Person Specification

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