Job Summary: CDD/KYC Analyst at Oliver James Consultancy
Purpose of the Job:
Oliver James is looking for the next CDD Analyst for one of the biggest private bank in Europe. The CDD/KYC Analyst will be part of the Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) team, specifically with our partner, the Belgian branch. The role involves working on complex client files, ensuring compliance with Financial Crime Compliance (FCC/AML) regulations. The analyst will collaborate with Client Advisors, Relationship Managers, and Compliance to deliver high-quality reviews.
- Understand the stories behind complex clients, considering structures, cross-border connections, and politically exposed persons (PEP).
- Identify ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) and conduct in-depth analysis of organizational charts.
- Review the identification and verification processes for clients and associated parties.
- Assess the source of wealth and funds of prospects or existing clients.
- Review historical transactions (KYT) to detect atypical activities.
- Identify relevant risks, potential red flags, and mitigation measures.
- Maintain regular contact with Client Advisors and Relationship Managers during client analysis.
- Detect and escalate any suspicious or non-compliant activities.
- Present professional conclusions and recommendations based on holistic analysis.
- Understand the overall Financial Crime Compliance framework of the Consultancy.
- Provide support to Front staff regarding KYC-relevant topics during onboarding or reviews.
- Contribute inputs and analysis to the Group or Local Client Acceptance Committee (CAC).
- Propose improvements for the KYC process to Compliance.
Knowledge And Experience:
- Degree in finance, economics, law, or a related field.
- Approximately 2 years of prior experience as a KYC/CDD analyst, preferably in complex structures.
- In-depth knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations.
- In-depth knowledge of Belgian legal forms, structures, tax framework, and tax optimization.
- General understanding of private banking products and services.
Attributes and Qualities:
- Strong coaching and presentation skills.
- Team player with excellent communication skills.
- Positive mindset, analytical skills, and ability to identify and escalate matters.
- Ability to work independently, manage priorities, and meet deadlines.
- Committed with an entrepreneurial mindset and a continuous learning mentality.
- Capacity to work in an international Group with varying cultures.
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Fluent in either French or Dutch and a good understanding of the other official language.
- Fluent in English.
This role involves a combination of analytical expertise, regulatory understanding, and effective communication to ensure compliance with financial regulations and support Oliver James Consultancy's commitment to providing trusted fiduciary services for family wealth.