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Caroline Currie

Caroline Currie Sales Director

Citi Group

  • Gateway Offices, Titanic Quarter,
  • 60 Sydenham Road,
  • Belfast,
  • Co. Antrim,
  • BT39DT

UK Financial Intelligence Unit Analyst

Location: Belfast

Salary: Negotiable

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  • Added
    2 weeks ago
  • Closing Date
    3rd Feb 2017

Job Summary

Citi Group
Job Location
Closing Date
3rd February 2017
Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Accountancy & Finance  
Job Role(s)
Minimum Experience
No Minimum Requirement
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Employer Type

About the job

Function background/context: Compliance proactively identifies, assesses, reports and mitigates compliance and reputational risks across business lines, products, legal entities and jurisdictions to the benefit of our franchise, customers and employees. Compliance sets standards, and uses an enterprise-wide compliance risk management approach in partnership with the business and other Global Functions to drive a strong culture of compliance and control, and support the principles of Responsible Finance. Compliance is committed to providing sound, independent advice and excellence in execution. Job Purpose: As part of the Compliance function, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) are responsible to conduct investigations resulting from transaction monitoring alerts escalated to them and perform Compliance Reviews across higher risk clients including the assessment and approval of KYC in such situations. The role derives from statutory obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations and the Proceeds of Crime Act and is based within the UK FIU Belfast team, which forms part of the EMEA Regional FIU. The job-holder will interact principally with other FIU members and the UK AML Compliance Officers. There may also be contact with UK law-enforcement authorities. Members of the Citi UK FIU unit conduct investigations of alerts generated by transaction monitoring hubs and reports submitted directly by UK businesses to determine whether further investigation is required or a Suspicious Activity Report (“SAR”) is warranted. In addition to this, the team member will liaise with Citi's UK businesses and carry out due diligence reviews for existing high risk customers and prospects as and when required. Key Responsibilities: Responsibilities can include: * Review automated suspicious activity alerts and reports made by Citi staff and determine whether further investigation is required or the information should be escalated for potential disclosure to the National Crime Agency (NCA). * Review, approve and submit any disclosures required in relation to the investigations completed by Operational Hubs. * As and when required, review and approve KYC for high-risk customers to ensure that it is complete and accurate. * Assist in enhanced due diligence as and when requested by the business or when required in a higher risk situation. * Maintain group records and provide management information relating to AML investigations as required. * Liaise with the UK Nominated Officer to ensure that identified suspicions are considered for escalation. Development Value: Broadening experience of the UK legal and regulatory regime as it relates to financial crime. Knowledge / Experience: Essential * Investigatory experience / skills to assist with undertaking account activity reviews * Recent working knowledge of relevant AML legislations and regulatory requirements * Demonstrable use of Microsoft Office applications * Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and prioritise tasks * Numerate, with experience in the usage of basic financial analysis techniques. * Strong written and personal communication skills demonstrated through previous work experience Desirable * Previous experience in a similar role within a banking environment may be an advantage. * Previous involvement in financial crime investigations or similar investigative experience. * Experience in information gathering and application of CDD/EDD requirements would be an advantage. * Experience of using SAR Online would be an advantage. Competencies:  Commitment to the principles of the UK AML regime.  Highly organised and methodical with close attention to detail.  Strong interpersonal skills. Commitment to co-operative and collaborative working.  Strong team player willing to learn and share experience with other team members.  Flexibility to work with rapidly-changing priorities and deadlines. Qualifications: College/ university education preferred but working track record will be taken into account. Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have necessary skills and experience. Skills: * Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills * Significant attention to detail * Highly organised, efficient and able to multi-task * Strategic and goal-oriented focus * Self Starter * Able to work on own initiative. * Motivated, enthusiastic and positive * Strong written and oral communication skills * Excellent judgement and analytical skills * Unwavering commitment to co-operative and collaborative working. Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Citi Group

  • Gateway Offices, Titanic Quarter,
  • 60 Sydenham Road,
  • Belfast,
  • Co. Antrim,
  • BT39DT

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