Shieldpay • London, United Kingdom

Senior Financial Crime Operations Analyst

2–3 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

The opportunity

Shieldpay are looking for a Senior Financial Crime Operations Analyst to join our 1st Line of Defence (1LOD) Financial Crime Operations team, supporting the team in conducting financial crime reviews of new and existing clients.

This role will be required to support the operational team with the onboarding and ongoing monitoring of complex financial crime cases., In addition, the role requires authoring and editing of financial crime operational processes.

What you’ll be doing

  • Perform CDD on a wide range of client types and risk, in particularly enhanced due diligence, complex ownership, fund structures, trusts, SPVs, and perform Quality Checks (QC) on CDD files completed by members of the team.
  • Work with the Head of Financial Crime Operations to implement and enhance AML controls.
  • Author and enhance processes relating to Financial Crime Operations activities. Ensure these processes mitigate financial crime risks and work with the Compliance team to have them reviewed and signed off by relevant stakeholders.
  • Completing comprehensive escalations and recommendations to the second line of defence (2LOD) about financial crime risks.
  • Work with the product team to enhance the financial crime operations systems by writing requirements.
  • Act as an escalation point for the Financial Crime Operations team and deputise for the Head of Financial Crime Operations when necessary.
  • Providing training and guidance to less experienced members of the financial crime operations team.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Can demonstrate detailed understanding of the steps needed to undertake CDD on complex corporates such as Funds, SPVs and Trusts.
  • Has the ability to assess financial crime risk and clearly communicate recommendations to mitigate that risk to the business.
  • Has a background working in either corporate & institutional banking, commodities, or a law background.
  • Expert knowledge of KYC/Compliance/AML standards at UK regulated financial services company.
  • Demonstrated experience of due diligence in onboarding/KYC refresh of financial services and products.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with experience of using initiative and writing escalations and recommendations to second line Compliance.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive and flexible approach to personal workload, deadlines, and wider team targets
  • Effective at managing time appropriately and organising workload for maximum productivity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of payment schemes and regulatory regimes.
  • Relevant professional qualification such as ICA preferred.

Our promise

Shieldpay is an equal opportunities employer. For Shieldpay building a fair and transparent workforce begins with a recruitment process that does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Company benefits

Flexible working week
Open to compressed hours
Open to part-time employees
Mental health days
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Cycle to work scheme
Annual pay rises
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Life assurance
Personal development budgets
Employee assistance programme
Mental health platform access
Dental coverage
Health insurance
Adoption leave
Work from home allowance
Open to part time work for some roles
Season ticket loan
Shared parental leave
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Lunch and learns

We asked employees of Shieldpay how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Shieldpay

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

M:59% F:39% NB:1% TRANS:1%

Office locations

Fleet Street, London

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom