Graduate Consultant - Financial Crime Compliance Banking - London

Essential Consulting Group Limited
London (Greater)
14 Apr 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Essential Consulting are looking to bring on board high calibre graduates to work on-site for a British banking firm in the Financial Crime Compliance space. This bank has been established since the C18th and specializes in providing payment, cash management, trade, treasury and investment services for emerging markets.

The Role

The graduates will sit within the bank’s Financial Crime team and will be responsible for conducting Customer Due Diligence (CDD), namely AML and KYC, for new and existing clients in accordance with external regulatory requirements and the bank’s own internal policy. Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Obtaining the required client documentation and KYC information that meets regulatory and internal policy requirements
  • Performing PEP (Politically Exposed Persons), Adverse media and sanctions screening checks on the bank’s clients
  • Producing AML Risk Summaries
  • Discussing and escalating where needed any AML/due diligence issues which arise from clients
  • Preparing client-specific KYC-related analysis and completing Customer Onboarding Due Diligence

Training will be provided to ensure the graduates have the necessary understanding of KYC/AML and Customer Due Diligence in order to be able to perform the above responsibilities and we are looking to bring on board graduates who are available to start with short notice.

Requirements - Knowledge and Experience / Qualifications

To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent academic background including strong GCSE/A Level results and a 2.1 or higher from a high ranking university
  • The graduate must have a proactive, hands-on approach and be able to compile or analyse information through instructions provided verbally and with limited oversight
  • The graduate must be responsive and delivery orientated
  • Excellent documentation and written skills
  • Keen sense of urgency - able to achieve results quickly
  • Sound judgment, analytical and problem solving skills, ability to think laterally
  • Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Some experience/understanding around working in a banking/financial services environment and AML/KYC useful but not a necessity as training will be provided
  • Excellent work ethic, willingness to go the extra mile to meet deadlines
  • High level of professional and personal integrity
  • Able to manage numerous tasks with continual re positioning and prioritization
  • The graduate must be able to clearly articulate approaches taken to, and rationale, for tasks
  • The graduate must be capable of interacting with other employees in a collegiate and professional manner, obtaining their sign off and agreement of tasks, whilst achieving tasks in the required timelines

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