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Senior Compliance Officer

£65000 - £70000 per annum

Roles and responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include but not be restricted to the following:

  • Support the Head of Financial Security Compliance in providing guidance, advice and challenge to the Business.
  • Providing guidance, advice and challenge around estate agency specific transactions, in particular where they involve joint agents, sub agents, intermediaries and partners.
  • Providing guidance and advice to the Business in relation to all relevant rules and regulations, including but not limited to the UK Money Laundering Regulations, HMRC Guidance, RICS rules and regulations and the Estate Agency Act of 1979.
  • Ensuring the accurate completion of:
    • Customer KYC files/Due Diligence documents, as input/produced by the Business into the KYC tool or manual files in accordance with regulatory and group requirements.
  • Oversee and monitor the Financial Security Team’s management and output of all ad-hoc inquiries.
  • Manage, assess and assign within the Financial Security team all Transaction and Customer screening alerts, including when required the drafting of SARs.

Desired Experience:

  • Previous experience of KYC/client on-boarding in the Real Estate and Financial Services sectors is essential
  • Proven track record of working in Financial Security/KYC/AML/Sanctions is essential;
  • Proven track record of acting as an SME for Financial Security/KYC/AML/Sanctions matters within the Real Estate and Financial Services sectors;
  • A proven track record of managing transaction and client screening “hits”.
  • A proven track record of assessing and writing and compiling SARs.
  • A strong knowledge of AML/CTF/Sanctions UK rules and regulations relating to the Real Estate and Financial Services sectors

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