Compliance Analyst

American Express
Up to £16.49 per hour
Closing date
27 Oct 2021
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Are you looking for a role that offers an exciting environment that celebrates a collaborative and inclusive culture? Then this could be the role for you!

Manpower have a fantastic new opportunity for the right candidate to become a Compliance Analyst, working with our client, a FTSE 100 Credit Card Company.

The Role

This position will sit within the UK Market Compliance Team, responsible for supporting the continuing development and maintenance of a comprehensive anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program within 2 business entities.

This specific role will sit within the UK AML Team supporting the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) within the AESEL and AEPSL Legal Entities in the management and investigation of suspicious and unusual activity reports and where appropriate submit Suspicious Activity Reports to the National Crime Agency as required under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Daily tasks would include -

  • Receiving and analysing internal suspicious activity reports, as well as referrals from the Transaction Monitoring programme and where applicable, file SAR's to the National Crime Agency.
  • Analysing system-based alerts relating to potential sanctions matches for entities (Corporate, Merchant, SBS) and individuals (Consumer) to assist in the adherence to the AXP sanctions programme.
  • Acting as the point of contact for the Business to provide advice and guidance on AML issues including Customer Due Diligence (CDD) compliance requirements and potential suspicions.
  • Conducting initial and on-going monitoring reviews/risk assessments of high-risk accounts and Politically Exposed individuals (PEP's) to ensure all risks have been considered and actions have been taken accordingly to ensure Compliance with all relevant AML regulation.

To be successful in the role, you must have:

  • A working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, standards, and policies relevant to AESEL and AEPSL in the area of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF).
  • Understanding of UK AML Regime, including ability to interpret AML/CTF requirements e.g. Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG), Bribery Act 2010 and Terrorism Act 2000.
  • Strong Teamwork, Relationship, Communication and Influencing skills.
  • Ability to present effective, proportionate, and relevant MI to the Deputy MLRO.
  • Ability to self-manage workload as well as being able to work in a goal-based environment, particularly with the ability to balance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • To have previously worked in an operations environment.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • A background in Compliance, Risk, New Accounts, Credit, Fraud/AML is preferable
  • University Graduate and/or relevant professional qualifications - Law Degree, Compliance/AML Diploma, ACAMS Certification

If you feel that you fit the above criteria and would like to work in a vibrant, forward thinking environment, then apply here today!


From high employee satisfaction ratings to their many workplace awards, American Express is consistently recognised as a great place to work by people around the world.

For more than 160 years, American Express has built a business based on trust and reliability, and has earned a reputation for delivering world-class service and business success.

With flexibility, personal recognition, teamwork, reinvention, challenges and integrity at the heart of what you do, you’ll continue to deliver this best-in-class service, every day.

American Express has never been afraid to explore new possibilities. They’re striving to exceed expectations; they’re embracing the changing marketplace. Extraordinary people work for American Express - and this is your chance to be part of it.

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