Junior Financial Crime Analyst

An opportunity has arisen to recruit a financial crime analyst within a leading South African asset manager. The position reports to the Head of Risk and Compliance.

The successful candidate will work alongside a driven, successful, extremely competent team of risk and compliance professionals and within an established but expanding governance framework. This position would suit someone with a very good attention to detail, working under pressure, with a strong appreciation for the risks associated with financial crime and a proven track record of analysing volumes of data.

Primary Functions:
The successful candidate should enjoy and be skilled and experienced at the detailed and repetitive nature of financial crime analysis along with additional administrative and data capturing type functions. The successful candidate will be required to:

1) Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing & Sanctions Screening
a. Resolving batch retail alerts
b. Reviewing and resolving institutional alerts
c. Deep dive investigations and resolving various AML, sanctions and risk management alerts
d. Training staff on how to resolve alerts
e. Doing negative news searches on all alerts
f. Facilitating the completion of the Risk Monitoring & Compliance Plan

2) Maintaining various risk and compliance data bases
3) Filing of all departments contracts
4) Company secretarial support activities
5) Compiling FICA packs

Basic job requirements
1) Matric
2) A minimum of five years working in financial services would be an advantage
3) Proven experience as a financial crime analyst with the applicable software would be an advantage
4) Excellent written communication skills
5) Meticulous attention to detail
6) Ability to analyse volumes of financial crime data
7) Ability to work at repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and alertness to anomalous or relevant data
8) Maintaining strict levels of confidentiality, without exception
9) Technical understanding of financial crime risks
10) Technical understanding of financial crime legislation would be an advantage