Overview

The KYC Specialist will be responsible for managing the Front Office relationship for all business requests in Onboarding/Remediation/Renewals. The Analyst will be required to create and complete the end to end client onboarding KYC process, incorporating all due diligence documentation in to the KYC platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage new business requests received from the Front Office and oversee the KYC process end to end
  • Act as an SME and Due Diligence expert to guide clients through the KYC requirements and variation of documents which may fulfill due diligence requirements
  • Conduct in-depth analysis on the ownership structure of the client on publicly available sources (not limited to company registries) or client documentation, and seek additional confirmation or approvals as required
  • Work closely with the Front Office and potentially direct with clients as required, to obtain all necessary supporting evidence to fulfill KYC due diligence
  • Liaise regularly with the business to conduct workload planning, review status of key onboarding’s and prioritize open requests
  • Frequently interact with key stakeholders such as Legal, Compliance, Credit and Operations to develop strong partnerships, eliminate roadblocks and ensure continuity of information flow across the groups
  • Create quality KYC profiles ensuring accuracy, completeness and validity, incorporating multiple risk factors in compliance with global regulatory requirements
  • Manage overnight screening, client exits and any other KYC related tasks as required
  • Manage personal workload and priority items and ensure timely escalation of key risks/issues to management
  • Keep informed of any changes to processes and procedures, regulatory change and ensure open verbal dialogue with colleagues across the region
  • Identify and execute process improvements, provide guidance and support on key process and technology initiatives to the business

Qualifications

Skills Required

  • A working knowledge of KYC/Compliance/AML procedures and standards
  • Knowledge of multiple client types (i.e. Corporates, Non-Banking Financial Institutions, SPV, Trust, F.I.’s. etc.)
  • Knowledge of financial industry with in-depth expertise in various lines of business (Corporate Investment Bank and heritage lines of business)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management, organizational, relationship building skills
  • Quality client focus, strong controls mind-set and strong customer service skills(e.g. oral and written communication skills)
  • Prior experience of adhering to controls and compliance standards
  • Ability to grasp/learn concepts and procedures quickly

Qualification & Experience:

  • Knowledge of KYC & Client onboarding is essential with at least 2-4 years experience (Audit, Control, Risk, AML, and Research may also be areas of experience)
  • B.S. Degree or equivalent

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