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Regional GFCC KYC Associate

Req #: 170098442
Location: Buenos Aires, C, AR
Job Category: Compliance
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

Position Description:


The KYC Associate role will play a key part in the Latin America GFCC team reporting into the Regional KYC Officer. They will assist in the continued development and implementation of KYC-related initiatives, including both Corporate and local due diligence requirements, ensuring effective KYC oversight across LatAm.  The role will include advisory on KYC Standards’ requirements, procedures, system developments, exams, and remediations, responsibility for ensuring the proper implementation and maintenance of the region’s and local KYC programs, establishing and developing effective relationships with in-country GFCC, business partners, and contributing to policy, governance and procedural enhancements as well as various ad hoc KYC projects.




Responsibilities:

  • AML subject matter expert to offer advisory support on KYC due diligence and CIP policies to the lines of business in the region.
  • Understand local regulatory requirements in order to analyse and document local due diligence requirements.
  • Coordinate and manage policy and regulatory change regarding KYC requirements to ensure in-country and global policy and procedure are up to date.
  • Review and analyse, in liaison with the business, regarding specific due diligence risks that may arise and ensuring a functioning feedback loop to capture key relevant information to be documented in the client’s KYC file and reflected in their risk categorisation.
  • Aid in ensuring a strong AML governance structure, preparing and coordinating management information, including metrics and oversight of action plans and other issues, preparing and documenting minutes.
  • Organize, prepare and deliver appropriate in-person KYC training to LOBs, including partnering with key areas such as Client Onboarding and Operations.
  • Work with internal groups including LOB Compliance, Legal, Audit, and Risk to ensure consistent understanding of requirements.
  • Collaborate in assessing new business initiatives; identify risk and mitigations, controls, etc.
  • Assist in preparing any AML related information for internal audit or regulatory exams.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
  • Experience in a control or risk function including 1 to 2 years AML/KYC related experience.
  • Understanding of regulatory concepts including, but not limited to AML Regulatory requirements, the Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions, the USA PATRIOT Act, and other local regulatory regimes.
  • Ability to use information effectively and have an eye to detail.
  • Demonstrated skills in risk assessment. The ability to make sound decisions, including escalation when appropriate.
  • Problem management skills.
  • Proactive and team oriented with good interpersonal skills.
  • Well organised and able to execute responsibilities with minimal supervision; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and bring tasks to completion within established timeframes.
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written English and Spanish, Portuguese a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/Access/PowerPoint).
  • Interest in subject.
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