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Compliance Specialist - Financial Crime Live Transaction Monitoring (Remote)



Accounting & Finance, Legal
United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022
About Currencycloud
In 2021 Currencycloud was acquired by Visa; we are somewhere where innovative thinking and the power of technology know no limits. We know that the success of the business depends on the people who keep it moving, which is why we are looking for exceptional talent to join our international payments revolution.
We are open & collaborative, living and breathing our company values:
Be Human, Better Together and Own it.
About the role:
We are looking for an up and coming Compliance individual who is passionate about taking their first step within the payments, financial services or FX industry.
As a Compliance Specialist you will form a critical part of our day-to-day Transaction Monitoring controls. You’ll use our systems to ensure that Compliance risks are adequately identified, assessed, monitored, controlled and reported as required.
This role is on a 24/5 shift-based rota and will require the candidate to commit to the following: early shift 07:00 -15:00, late shift 15:00-23:00 and night shift 23:00-07:00 on a weekly rotation basis.

The Details...

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF)
  • Economic or Financial Sanctions
  • Payment Services, including the E-Money Directive
  • Responsible for day-to-day transaction monitoring of real-time transactions, identifying any potentially fraudulent or suspicious activity
  • Analyse payment and compliance data from multiple sources to identify trends and patterns
  • Proactively escalate urgent cases to the MLRO/DMLRO for further review
  • Conduct screening on PEPs and sanctioned entities and investigate potential hits
  • Support data protection compliance
  • Work across teams and departments to proactively identify and resolve operational compliance queries
  • Complete Compliance administration (such as keeping client records up-to-date) as required
  • Review effectiveness of current monitoring rules and settings - and provide feedback on ways to optimise
  • Continuously review current processes and systems - and suggest improvements
  • Keep up-to-date with current and future regulatory changes that affect the business - and use this knowledge to proactively suggest improvements to Compliance policies and procedures

What skills are required?

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work to tight deadlines
  • Able to support and build excellent relationships across the team - and with other internal stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to work in a concise and methodical manner
  • Confident decision-maker able to take ownership of their own workload


  • Understanding of sanctions, their purpose and the process to investigate and report sanctions
  • Up to 1-2 years of Compliance experience sought, alternatively 1-2 years experience in a similar field
  • Familiarity with working shift patterns, not essential but would be a plus
  • Experience with reviewing live transactions & meeting multiple SLA's, again not essential but would be a plus
Why Currencycloud?
We are a company that values flexibility and a positive work-life balance. Wherever you are located, we trust you and your manager to determine the best office arrangement for you.
Your health and well-being are a top priority for us, and that's why we offer an extensive employee benefits package that takes care of you from all angles. You'll enjoy a competitive salary, a performance-based bonus (for permanent employees), a generous pension or 401K contribution, a flexible benefits allowance (location dependant) and a comprehensive healthcare plan that has built-in access to mental health support.
We also believe in providing our employees with ample opportunities for growth and development, so you'll have access to comprehensive learning and development resources as well as leadership training that will help you achieve your career goals.
We aren’t currently looking for additional Recruiter support on this role and won’t be accepting any unsolicited CVs