• Financial Crime Analyst

    Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
    # of Openings
    Risk and Compliance
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Role Description

    Financial Crime Analyst based within the second line of defence Risk & Compliance team and providing support and consultancy to FNZ (UK) Ltd and other group companies where applicable in relation to the financial crime legislation and risks.


    Anti-Money Laundering, PEPs and Sanctions

    • Assist and support the Senior Financial Crime Analyst to ensure that FNZ (UK) Ltd meets its obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and provide consultancy to the business in order for FNZ (UK) Ltd to meet its obligation to its clients.
    • Be a subject matter expert (SME) in relation to third party financial crime system suppliers such as Experian and Tonbeller.
    • Assist the Senior Financial Crime Analyst on the business relationship with the third party providers that FNZ use to provide financial crime technology solutions including Experian, Tonbeller and Cybersource.
    • Carry out, provide consultancy and assist clients with the configuration, maintenance and set-up of clients/rules and weightings within these third party systems as required.
    • Provide expert consultancy in relation to queries about PEP / Sanctions potential matches.
    • Provide regular analytics and optimisation outputs to clients in relation to the PEP and Sanctions checking carried out.



    Governance / Policies Management

    • Assist the Senior Financial Crime Analyst with the creation and updating of a Financial Crime Strategy that is reviewed at least on an annual basis.
    • Assist the Senior Financial Crime Analyst with input and help maintain and communicate Compliance Policies connected to financial crime.
    • Support the Senior Financial Crime Analyst in advising the business to ensure that it has a functioning financial crime framework in place and consideration of financial crime is embedded into business areas.
    • Work with the business to ensure that the Financial Crime Risk Assessment reflects FNZ (UK) Ltd’s financial crime risks and that the Financial Crime Risk register is updated on a quarterly basis.
    • Produce / Review Financial Crime MI.
    • Assist the Senior Financial Crime Analyst to provide consultancy to the business in connection with the Anti-Bribery Act 2010, ensuring that there is a functioning anti-bribery risk register and periodic risk assessments are undertaken at least annually.
    • Carry out secretariat role to the FNZ Financial Crime User Forum and the Financial Crime Committee.
    • Attend meetings with FNZ clients in relation to Financial Crime.
    • Undertake completion of RFPs and due diligence requests in relation to financial crime.
    • Assist the Senior Financial Crime Analyst to help conduct and oversee due diligence/AML on new and existing clients as well as third party suppliers in relation to financial crime.
    • Oversee/carry out compliance monitoring in connection to financial crime where appropriate.
    • Provide financial crime training where required and also assist the Senior Financial Crime Analyst with input into the FNZ mandatory training which must be reviewed at least once a year.
    • Provide proactive consultancy to FNZ utilising industry intelligence to ensure that FNZ are aware of any new Modus Operandi or legislation which may expose the company to any new Financial Crime Risks.
    • Assist where necessary with other second line/Compliance initiatives.


    Fraud Consultancy / investigations

    • Support and provide assistance to the Senior Financial Crime Analyst as part of any Financial Crime Investigations, including assistance in implementing the fraud response plan and managing any follow-up actions. The Financial Crime Analyst will also assist with any internal investigations and in certain circumstances act as a liaison officer with all other interested parties both internal and external, including police, regulators and auditors.
    • Assist and lead pieces of work with Information Security in relation to cases of e-fraud as required.


    Regulatory & Industry Changes

    • Assist in identifying regulatory and industry developments in relation to financial crime, carrying out impact assessments and assisting the Senior Financial Crime Analyst to embed required changes into FNZ’s processes and technology.


    Experience Required

    • Good knowledge on financial crime systems (preferably AML, PEPs and Sanctions) and experience in understanding the set up and configuration of rules and parameters.
    • Experience at providing analytical reporting and optimisation on PEPs and Sanctions checks.
    • Good working knowledge gained within financial services industry of identifying financial crime risks and implementing/overseeing suitable controls to mitigate those risks.
    • Good knowledge of UK Money Laundering Regulations.
    • Knowledge of Anti-Bribery Act 2010.
    • Awareness and knowledge on other Financial Crime typologies such as fraud (internal and external), market abuse and Tax evasion.
    • Desirable to have experience of Experian, Tonbeller, Cybersource and other industry financial crime solutions.
    • Desirable to hold an industry known financial crime qualification such as an ICA Diploma or Certificate, but this is not essential.
    • Good stakeholder management, communicating, and influencing skills.

    About FNZ

    FNZ is the market leading provider of technology and administration services to major financial institutions in the platform and wealth management sectors across the globe. We partner with life companies, banks, asset managers and discretionary wealth managers to enable them to develop and distribute financial products and services to their customers across all major distribution channels.


    FNZ has a strong blue-chip customer base including Standard Life, Axa Wealth, JP Morgan, HSBC, Friends Life, Zurich Financial, etc. It has helped customers grow to around £200 billion of platform assets in aggregate. FNZ now employs over 1300 people with offices in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Brno (Czech Republic), Wellington, Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore.


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