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Financial Crime Operations Specialist

As Financial Crime Operations Specialist, you will be a senior member of a dedicated Financial Crime due diligence team, providing technical subject matter expertise to assess potential and actual risk for new business and existing customers in order to maintain Argos Financial Services policy requirements and minimum standards in accordance with agreed risk appetite.

You’ll be joining Argos Financial Services where our aim is to make life better every day for Argos customers. We help customers afford and protect what matters most, offering products and services including Credit, Warranties & Insurance.

Argos Financial Services are part of Sainsbury’s Bank, part of the wider Sainsbury’s group. We’re an exciting and growing organisation and as our customers seek more innovative services and technology, being part of one of the UK’s most trusted brands brings our colleagues exciting opportunities to fulfil their potential.

In this role, you can be part of something bigger and help to create a new approach that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do.

We are offering a number of permanent and temporary positions available at our contact centre Widnes, offering 35hours a week on a fixed shift pattern, working between the hours of 8am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

As a Financial Crime Operations Specialist you will:

Act as subject matter expert in support of the activities undertaken in the Financial Crime Operations team
Co-ordinate analysis/investigation of potential AML/Sanctions related suspicions and True matches
Identify, report and escalate all AML/Sanctions related suspicions or True matches to the Nominated Officer Team
Undertake enhanced due diligence for all identified PEPs and Higher Risk customers
Be responsible for the business compliance with FCA rules, systems and controls against money laundering
Produce and enhance management reporting in order to enable the company to assess and enhance its Financial Crime framework
Devise new and enhanced typologies for transaction monitoring including indicators and scenarios
Build and maintain effective working relationships with key risk and finance stakeholders at all levels within the business

As a Financial Crime Operations Specialist you will have:

Strong technical knowledge of Anti-Bribery, AML and Sanctions
Good technical knowledge of Financial Crime, Politically Exposed Persons, Proceeds of Crime Act and the regulatory requirements around Know your Customer and Know your Business
AML/Compliance experience in a Financial Services setting
Excellent communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes
Excellent attention to detail, and be able to maintain a high level of accuracy in a fast-paced environment
Looks for and implements different ways of doing things to overcome barriers/obstacles in order to get things done
Able to coach and develop others using subject matter expertise where required
High levels of energy, drive and self-motivation
Able to make logical and accurate decisions based on facts and experience, acting in the best interests of the Company and its customers

As well as the opportunity to join a great team you will also receive a competitive salary, 23 days holiday, and a range of other great benefits. We will support you in developing your skills to build the career you want.

As this role involves working within a regulated environment any offer will be subject to satisfactory background checks including criminal record check, credit check and employment references.


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