Financial Crime Associate

Skipton Building Society
£18,500 Starting Salary
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

If you’d like to help protect our customers and prevent financial crime this could be the role for you. We’re looking for a Financial Crime Associate to investigate the alerts our system generates when there’s suspicious activity on our customer accounts. As part of the Financial Crime team, you’ll assess those alerts to determine if the risk is real and take appropriate action if so.

Package description

In return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:

  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Cover
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus one day for each year you’re with us, up to a maximum of 30 days (pro rata when working on a reduced hours basis)
  • SBS offer a range of preferential employee savings & insurance products
  • Paid course fees to study for a professional qualification (where relevant to the role)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Head Office onsite shop and internet cafe
  • An opportunity to join Simply Health Cash Plan – offering twenty annual benefits including dental care, optical care and physiotherapy
  • Option to donate to charity direct through Payroll Giving
  • Online employee benefits scheme offering discounts with hundreds of high street and online retailers
  • Eye Tests
Main responsibilities

This is a critical role, which requires a curious nature and meticulous attention to detail. You’ll be searching through hundreds of records a day to separate genuine cases of financial crime from false readings. Once you’ve identified a risk, it will be up to you to take the appropriate action and make an accurate record of your findings. Every risk you find has the potential to prevent crime, safeguard our customers’ money and protect our reputation.

Things move quickly in the Financial Crime team and sometimes you’ll need to drop what you’re doing and move seamlessly on to the next thing. One minute you’ll be helping a branch manager check the authenticity of a customer’s ID, the next you’ll be responding to alerts from our transaction monitoring system.

When you start as a Financial Crime Associate you’ll go through structured training for the first three-to-six months. After that you’ll be designing and developing training of your own to share with your colleagues across the business, eventually becoming one of the ‘go to’ people for compliance and regulatory advice.

Ideal candidate

You’ll need to be curious, logical and observant to be successful in this role - even the smallest detail could lead to something big. You’ll have well-honed analytical skills with an ability to gather information and present it clearly, concisely and accurately.

A general knowledge of mortgage and savings would be an advantage, along with experience of planning, organising and prioritising work. And you’ll be a confident communicator who can talk, listen, interpret and advise when you’re helping our internal customers.

GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C (or equivalent) are a must, as is the ability to keep up with financial crime regulatory changes and trends. The workloads can be big, so you’ll need to be able to work quickly, accurately and under pressure, and you’ll be supported by a team that’s open, honest, genuine and fun.

About the company

When you become a Skipton colleague you’ll be welcomed in and supported throughout your career. The sky’s the limit for proactive individuals prepared to take ownership of their own development and there are opportunities in this role for the right candidate to undertake professional qualifications.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfill their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

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