AVP – Quality Control Checking (KYC / AML / Onboarding – Financial Crime and Sanctions)

Up to £60,000 according to experience
Corporate & Wholesale Bank
Canary Wharf
Full time – Hybrid

Role details


CassonX are delighted to be recruiting for one the biggest names in Global Banking. This business is renowned for giving career opportunity to all staff, even offers hybrid working conditions, and recognises their staff with well above market average bonuses. This truly is a business that does what it can to encourage employee enjoyment and satisfaction.


CassonX are looking to identify someone who has experience of Quality Control Checking , supporting KYC / AML / Onboarding and their Financial Crime and Sanctions risks. you must have worked in a Client Due Diligence department, gained in a Financial Services (capital markets in particular) company, and benefits from a good understanding of the regulatory framework associated with Financial Crime / Sanctions / AML and to keep abreast of the changes to this. This role has no leadership responsibilities, albeit AVP grade, but appointed AVP so you have enough experience to act as a subject matter expert for this function and able to check other people’s work. Preference will be given to those who have experience of managing client and securities data that a company uses within several core systems.


Some of the responsibilities include:


  • To act within the first line of defence, in the three lines of defence model. The role is designed to protect the Bank by identifying Financial Crime and Sanctions risks associated with the onboarding of new clients into the Bank, and conducting periodic due diligence on all existing clients, using a risk-based approach.
  • To ensure that the client information registered in the systems are consistent and have been correctly completed. This includes any customers classifications required for regulatory purposes. The role will also ensure that the correct regulatory notices and customer communication have been stored in EIC, and where necessary have been correctly acknowledged by the customer.
  • To escalate and formally report any client, or client activity which appears to expose the Bank to any sanction or Financial Crime risks to the CPD second line for advice / guidance, submitting a SAR where necessary.


This will involve:


  • Analyse Front Office submissions for new client onboarding or client periodic reviews, ensuring adherence to the CPD AML / CTF Standards, regulatory guidance, and internal policies.  Where necessary ensuring timely escalation to the relevant second line for further advice and guidance.
  • Participate as directed in the remediation of files identified as requiring additional work by the Compliance Monitoring reviews, ensuring that the remediation is fully completed within the allowed timescale and any issues are escalated as soon as identified.
  • Attend meetings with the Front Office teams as required, providing help and guidance in relation to KYC matters and where necessary working within the Front Office teams for short periods to assist RM’s in the use of the systems or the completion of their tasks within the Periodic review process.
  • Prepare MI as directed to be used for reporting purposes for Bank committees.
  • Ensure that change in process is reflected in the section’s procedures.


More details are available to those who send a relevant CV. Please note we will only be accepting applicants from a banking background, and the client would prefer not to look at those who have been professional contractors and shown stability and advancements in permanent roles.


CassonX Limited are committed to providing fair employment opportunities to all applicants. We encourage anyone to apply, regardless of their background, and promote a fair and inclusive recruitment process based on merit. If you require any assistance throughout the interview process to improve your experience, kindly let us know.

AVP – Quality Control Checking (KYC / AML / Onboarding – Financial Crime and Sanctions)

Job reference: JM1171

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