Financial Crime Prevention (FCP) Analyst
HW Fisher is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates, Not for Profit organisations and high-net worth individuals.
Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively.
Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 26 partners and approximately 280 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.
The department consists of two groups, Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention (FCP). These make up the Firm’s overall Practice Protection team. Headed by two Partners, the department deals with all of the Firm’s regulatory, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and day to day compliance matters.
We require a FCP Analyst to join our team.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties of the role are varied and cover two main areas:
CDD (Client Due Diligence)
- Conducting CDD on new clients
- Reviewing straightforward and complex CDD information and authorising in accordance with the Firm’s AML policies
- Conducting electronic verification requests
- Gathering CDD information from Companies House and other open sources
- Directly requesting CDD information from clients
- Responding to CDD queries from Members of the Firm
- Advising the Firm on deficiencies which need to be resolved before client due diligence is considered complete
- Assisting with our ongoing Know Your Client (KYC) remediation project which includes tasks such as: reviewing CDD information in accordance with the Firm’s AML policies; liaising with departments to request CDD information; drafting template emails to send to new clients; updating and adding new data entries to the client onboarding system
- Investigating Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and other high risk clients
- Acknowledging and drafting Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
- Making reports to the National Crime Agency (NCA)
- Providing assistance as and when required on the client facing service offering
- Completing CDD checks on client money accounts and providing support for quarterly client money reviews
- Supporting the coordination for any AML regulatory visits
- Participating in Practice Protection projects as necessary
- Supporting the team on any ad hoc projects
This role will suit a bright and enthusiastic individual who is able to prioritise, multi-task and work in a demanding environment. Excellent attention to detail will be required, alongside good verbal, mathematical and written communication skills, as well as strong computer literacy.
The ideal candidate should have a years’ experience within AML, CDD or FCP, and a basic understanding of AML or FCP. They should also demonstrate the following skills:
- Be calm and positive under pressure
- Resilience and determination
- Able to act in a professional manner
- Salary: Competitive
- Group Life Cover
- 22 days holiday on commencement
- Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
- Hybrid working policy – at least 2 days in the office a week, with a core hours system in place
- PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)
- Contributory Private Health Scheme
- Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan
- Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)
- Discounted Gym Membership
- Discounted Tastecard
- Pension Scheme
- Cycle voucher scheme
To apply for this position please contact Michael Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org.