KYC Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Salary:circa £55-60K (DOE)
  • Location:Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type:Permanent, Full time
  • Company:Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Updated on:19 Jan 19

We have been retained by a Tier 1 Bank in Birmingham to recruit for several KYC / AML Quality Assurance specialists within one of their fast-growing Regulatory Teams.

The team’s key responsibility is participating in the design and implementation of a globally consistent 2nd Line of Defence (LOD) Quality Assurance (QA) capability for assuring that Know Your Client (KYC) controls are robust and correctly executed across the business.


These individuals will be…


- Undertaking reviews and assessments of the business records in line with the testing plan, liaising directly with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Advisory Compliance and business staff

- Preparing reports for submission to the Risk & Control and Global Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Testing teams in hub locations, detailing the work performed, findings, conclusions and recommendations

- Compiling reports and trend analysis in preparation for discussion with key stakeholders from the Business and Global Technology and Operations (GTO) functions, identifying key issues and areas for improvement

- Providing advice and state of readiness (for regulatory audits) to the business on the design and implementation of appropriate 1st line-of-defence KYC controls

- Maintaining the current KYC QA approach and ensuring that methodology is consistent and up-to-date

- Working in coordination with the Risk & Control and Global AFC Testing teams in hub locations

- Participating in the creation of testing plans for areas of identified potential AFC risk

- Keeping abreast of all regulatory developments that may impact monitoring requirements


What experience/skills are they looking for?


- Working knowledge of international banking business and products

- Experience with regulators and managing regulatory examinations

- Ability to work independently, managing projects and deliverables to completion

- Experience of working within a multinational organisation

- In-depth understanding and application of relevant global AML & KYC regulations and legislation 

- Demonstrable experience of delivering change in global cross-functional initiatives (Business, Operations, Technology, etc.)

- An enthusiastic team player with an ability to build strong, open dialogue-based relationships with relevant stakeholders