Financial Crime Associate

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The Bailey, Skipton
£18,500 to £20,500 per annum
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£18,500 per annum
Skipton Building Society
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If you’d like to help protect our customers and prevent financial crime this could be the role for you. We’re looking for a Financial Crime Associate to investigate the alerts our system generates when there’s suspicious activity on our customer accounts. As part of the Financial Crime team, you’ll assess those alerts to determine if the risk is real and take appropriate action if so.
Package descriptionIn return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:

Group Personal Pension Plan
Life Cover
25 days’ holiday, plus one day for each year you’re with us, up to a maximum of 30 days (pro rata when working on a reduced hours basis)
SBS offer a range of preferential employee savings & insurance products
Paid course fees to study for a professional qualification (where relevant to the role)
Childcare vouchers
Head Office onsite shop and internet cafe
An opportunity to join Simply Health Cash Plan – offering twenty annual benefits including dental care, optical care and physiotherapy
Option to donate to charity direct through Payroll Giving
Online employee benefits scheme offering discounts with hundreds of high street and online retailers
Eye Tests
Car Allowance – if applicable to role
More senior roles also offer access to group income protection and private medical care

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age
Main responsibilitiesThis is a critical role, which requires a curious nature and meticulous attention to detail. You’ll be searching through hundreds of records a day to separate genuine cases of financial crime from false readings. Once you’ve identified a risk, it will be up to you to take the appropriate action and make an accurate record of your findings. Every risk you find has the potential to prevent crime, safeguard our customers’ money and protect our reputation.

Things move quickly in the Financial Crime team and sometimes you’ll need to drop what you’re doing and move seamlessly on to the next thing. One minute you’ll be helping a branch manager check the authenticity of a customer’s ID, the next you’ll be responding to alerts from our transaction monitoring system.

When you start as a Financial Crime Associate you’ll go through structured training for the first three-to-six months. After that you’ll be designing and developing training of your own to share with your colleagues across the business, eventually becoming one of the ‘go to’ people for compliance and regulatory advice.
Ideal candidateYou’ll need to be curious, logical and observant to be successful in this role - even the smallest detail could lead to something big. You’ll have well-honed analytical skills with an ability to gather information and present it clearly, concisely and accurately. 

A general knowledge of mortgage and savings would be an advantage, along with experience of planning, organising and prioritising work. And you’ll be a confident communicator who can talk, listen, interpret and advise when you’re helping our internal customers.

GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C (or equivalent) are a must, as is the ability to keep up with financial crime regulatory changes and trends. The workloads can be big, so you’ll need to be able to work quickly, accurately and under pressure, and you’ll be supported by a team that’s open, honest, genuine and fun.
About the companyWhen you become a Skipton colleague you’ll be welcomed in and supported throughout your career. The sky’s the limit for proactive individuals prepared to take ownership of their own development and there are opportunities in this role for the right candidate to undertake professional qualifications.

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do.

The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Contact Details:
Skipton Building Society
Tel: 01756 705046
Contact: Sophie Lambert

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