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KYC SME Lead (Leeds)

  • Location

    Leeds, UK

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  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £45,000

  • Contact:

    Stuart Grimmond

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12-month FTC (Potential to go permanent)

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A global financial services firm is looking for a KYC SME Lead to provide expertise and quality assurance within a remediation project

Key Deliverables

  • Management of client relationships responsible for Quality Assurance (QA) 
  • Review and assessment of client KYC related policies and identify areas of improvement in terms of consistency and clear and unambiguous interpretation; deliver policy training
  • Management of SME resource including QA review activity throughput and quality
  • Conduct QA reviews of KYC files prepared by production team
  • Design Knowledge Management processes (including SME guidance) to help production team embed and stay up to date on client KYC policy knowledge
  • Conduct root cause analysis of KYC knowledge gaps within operational resource and develop action plans of how to close these

Essential Experience:

  • Understanding of KYC, AML (Anti Money Laundering) & Sanctions, and Financial Crime (FC) regulatory requirements with a minimum of three years’ experience of working in an FCA regulated environment
  • Minimum of one-year experience of working in an operational environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a concise and technically accurate manner, and to articulate complex messages in both written and verbal communication in a clear way
  • Proven experience of working in a role where attention to detail is critical
  • Ability to deliver training and facilitate technical discussions
  • FC and/or relevant professional qualification or in the process of obtaining one


  • Confidence to be able to quickly establish credibility with clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Proven track record of people management and leadership skills – be able to manage teams and engagements with demanding stakeholders and multiple workstreams
  • Experienced in understanding and mitigating the risks and financials associated with client engagements

You can apply for this role now by sending us your CV or by calling us now!

Contact: Stuart Grimmond

Consultant – Contracts EMEA