Entry Level Financial Crime Analyst Careers – Barclays Bank UK

Job Title:       Financial
Crime Analyst
Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Financial
Crime Manager
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a
British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in
London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and
investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit
cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48
million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42
trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary: 
The Financial Crime Analyst will;
  • To support the development and implementation of a proactive
    strategy to achieve compliance on anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti
    bribery and anti-corruption and other aspects of Financial Crime.
  • To support the development of compliant, flexible and robust
    systems, procedures and controls to deliver to the business anti-money
    laundering objectives and improve the business performance in the area of
    Financial Crime.
  • To support the implementation and maintenance of sanctions
    compliance processes and methodology as prescribed in the Group Sanctions
    Policy and Country procedures.
  • Support to drive Business achievement of any Group wide initiatives
    relating to Financial Crime
  • To support the implementation of the Governance framework
  • To support the designing and implementation of minimum policy and
    standards based on Barclays Policies and Standards
  • Support in the definition of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for
    all FLOD Financial Crime aspects
  • To define & deliver process & procedural trainings
  • End to end management of Financial Crime related audits, conformance
    and Escalations
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Laundering (AML) (45%)
  • Perform the periodical Financial Crime Risk Assessment
  • Perform the ongoing testing of NTB customers
  • Escalation of Financial Crime related issues to management
  • Manage with Business the initiation and sign of within the DWEB
    process at Business level
  • Support the Customer Off-Boarding / Exit process and check adherence
    to the procedures including records management for Exits
  • Provide inputs against KPI / KRI
  • Identify trigger events and support to have these embedded in the
    trigger process to manage ongoing customer review and refresh
  • Carry out in-country investigation & act as a liaison for RFI /
    DFI related queries
  • Risk Assessments Data Capture
  • Timely and efficient review of the AML alerts as per the EM defined
    six pillars for alert disposition and effective record retention
  • Adequate and complete resolution of the AML alerts when closing the
    alert without SAR reporting
  • Provide full support to the business in AML, sanctions and KYC
    related queries.
Sanctions (20%)
  • Managing responses by Business to sanctions related Payments queries
  • Responding to Group searches
  • Manage with Business the initiation and sign of within the DWEB
    process at Business level
  • Effective and timely reporting and follow up of sanctions matches to
    in country Financial Crime
  • Provide full support to the in-country Financial Crime Unit
    (Compliance), searching customer databases and contacting business
    operations for specific customer information.
Anti-Bribery and
Anti-Corruption (ABC) (5%)
  • Review of Workbook for Introducers on boarding and maintaining
    register of Introducers on-boarded.
  • Managing DWB process related to the ABC policy and applicable laws.
  • Carry out periodic surprise checks on the vendor on-boarding process
    to ensure compliance with the most current ABC standards for all vendors
    on-boarded in the period.
Management (5%)
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key
    Business leaders across the organisation.
  • Support the Financial Crime Manager to drive ownership and awareness
    of Financial Crime risk and control management and to promote a proactive
    approach to the management of risk across the Business.
  • Perform snap checks and RCSA testing.
  • Conduct thematic Financial Crime awareness trainings to staffs in
    coordination with the Compliance Financial Crime Unit in light of
    recurring issues
  • Attend meetings and forums
  • Provide and manage overall training and coaching plans to the
    business to ensure early detection of financial crimes and respective
    control measures are being applied and adhered to at all times.
Controls (20%)
  • Scoping, cascading and tracking of periodic risk based refresh and
    remediation activities
  • Periodic review and update of Financial Crime related processes and
    procedure manuals based on Barclays Policies and Standards together with
    process owners
  • Produce and file all relevant reports and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that the records retention policy is adhered to in line with
    in country procedures.
  • Provide support to Business teams for closure of audit and conformance
Risk and Control
Advisory (5%)
  • Provide central advisory and support reference point for queries
    from country and BA stakeholders with respect to Financial Crime related
  • Proactively support the Financial Crime Manager in driving the control
    agenda to the risk and control culture across the Business.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Barclays Financial Crime Analyst job
    should hold a Degree level qualification
  • Two years’ experience and exposure to Banking
  • Specialist knowledge of the BA AML/KYC/Sanctions/PEPs/Correspondent
    Banking policies and procedures is preferred.
  • Strong customer liaison and relationship management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation experience;
  • Stakeholder Management Skills (Advanced)
  • Analytical Skills (Advanced)
  • Knowledge of AML / CDD Principles and Practices  (Advanced)
  • Knowledge of project management best practices  (Advanced)
  • Knowledge of the all Financial Crime regulatory requirements within
    Barclays Uganda.
  • Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, Visio, MS Project,
    Outlook email, Internet.
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant operational areas which
    interface with this role.
  • Communication and Relationship building skills
  • Innovative thinking

Competencies:  (Maximum of 8

  • Leadership – Deciding and initiating action
  • Flexible
  • Quality orientated
  • Results focused
  • Learning and researching
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Relationship building and networking
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Creating and innovating
  • Special work requirements:
  • Must be able to handle pressures, setbacks and high levels of stress
How to Apply:
If you feel
challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key
deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current
curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment
website detail below:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
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