AML Lead

Location London
Discipline: Risk, Regulation and Compliance
Salary: Up to £70,000 DOE
Contact name: Gabriella Moraes

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​About The Company

Our client are a technology company that connects local sellers to global opportunities.

They make it easy for eCommerce merchants to do more business across borders. When sellers need to receive international pay-outs, get financing, solve shipping logistics, manage foreign exchange, or pay tax obligations abroad, they simplify the complexity of operating in other countries, giving merchants and sellers the freedom to do business anywhere - seamlessly.

With licenses and offices in the Americas, Europe, and throughout Asia, our client is integrated into mainstream e-commerce platforms around the world, with services covering more than 100 countries and regions.

About The Opportunity

They are seeking an AML Lead to join their UK team based in central London.

Reporting to The Head of Compliance, the role of the AML Lead will assist in helping our client build an ongoing robust and effective onboarding and monitoring operation. Through a proactive process, you will help them to enable a more efficient and smooth AML process whilst ensuring good customer service and satisfaction.

The Anti Money Laundering (AML) Lead is a key role in their team responsible for identifying AML risks in the business, and working to establish internal procedures to prevent and detect money laundering and assist in all matters concerning financial crimes in coordination with the broader compliance team.


  • Developing and implementing process improvement within AML operational activity.

  • Identifying and assist as required with investigating suspicious activity and transactions (SAR, STR)

  • Assisting the Finance Team in relation to finance related AML requirements including monies in and out.

  • Focusing on the maintenance and improvement of AML related compliance process and best practice, including any other duties that may be required to ensure the efficient operation of the compliance processes

  • Completing customer risk rating forms as part of KYC / Customer onboarding and reviews (periodic and event driven)

  • Represent and attend industry events as a Subject Matter Expert, to help drive awareness of AML and Financial Crime and how their product can help solve business problems.

  • Carrying out regular audit of the AML Procedures and any other policies and procedures used by, or on behalf of, the Company, to adhere to the requirements of the Regulations

  • Assist as required in preparing and maintaining policies and procedures related to Financial Crime and Compliance

  • Develop and prepare AML Business Risk Assessments

  • Identifying and investigating any alerts and / or fraud pattern escalations highlighted through; systems used, daily reports, or as part of ad hoc spot checks / sampling - providing summary and recommended actions where necessary.

About The Desired Candidate

Required Skills & Competencies:

We are looking for someone who has previous experience in an AML related role from a payments background.

  • Sound knowledge and application of relevant AML/CFT legislation, the AML/CFT Handbook and relevant guidance notes and codes of practice.

  • Proven experience working within Financial Institutions in AML & Financial Crime

  • Sound understanding of AML & Financial Crime technology and end to end Financial Crime prevention management

  • Interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Positive can-do attitude, strong willingness to learn, keen interest in self development and learning from peers to collaborate for success

  • Ability to adapt quickly and manage competing priorities

  • Proven ability to work accurately to tight deadlines in a demanding environment