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Compliance Associate
Title: Compliance Associate
Category: Accounting & Finance
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Starling, the leading digital bank, is on a mission to disrupt the banking industry. We’ve built an app with smart money management tools to help our customers live a healthier financial life. We also offer groundbreaking B2B banking and payments services.

Since our launch in 2014, we’ve opened more than 500,000 accounts, including over 30,000 SME accounts, and our customers trust us with over £250m of their money. We’ve won the Best British Bank award two years running, and now employ more than 380 people in our City of London office, with plans to hire up to 150 new jobs at our new Southampton site.

We are a fully licensed UK bank, and we have the culture and spirit of a fast-moving, disruptive technology company and are obsessed with providing our customers with the best banking app and money management experience around.

Everyone at Starling gets the chance to own interesting things from day one, and we’re told one of the best things about working here is the ability to achieve a lot in a short space of time.

Our industry-leading APIs, infrastructure and expertise help enable corporates, governments, e-money licence holders and financial institutions real-time access to all the main payment schemes in the UK and Europe.

We utilise our banking licence to enable businesses – including banks and fintechs - to develop and scale new customised products, such as savings or current accounts and debit cards, quickly and efficiently without the need to become a regulated entity. As a Compliance Associate within Banking Services, you will support us by:

Supporting the implementation of the compliance strategy and framework for Starling Payment Services (SBS) Risk assessment of prospective and existing SBS clients, including assessment of their AML controls, and making recommendations Identifying risk in relation to a variety of financial products and services Conducting CDD and EDD including identification of beneficial ownership, sanction/PEP/adverse media screening, checking and investigating hits Drafting PSD2 Event-Driven Notifications Ongoing monitoring including transaction monitoring and identification and reporting of suspicious activity Conducting AML investigations and drafting SARs for escalation to the MLRO Keeping up-to-date with regulatory and industry developments and ensuring that SBS remains compliant Proactively suggesting improvements to Compliance policies and procedures Providing MI and reporting Dealing with day to day compliance matters and ad-hoc queries relating to SBS Requirements

2-5 years experience of working in financial crime within the Banking or Payments Industry Knowledge of AML regimes, regulations and industry guidance including PRA and FCA rulebooks, JMLSG, 4MLD, PSD2 and GDPR. Experience in conducting corporate due diligence and in using tools such as Creditsafe, Dow Jones Experience in risk assessment of other Payment Institutions and understanding of risks in agency banking relationships Experience in conducting AML audits Excellent communication skills, ability to manage relationships with stakeholders across the business and externally Ability to work with autonomy and function well in a fast-paced start-up environment Ideally hold a formal Compliance or Financial Crime qualification, e.g. ACAMS / ICA Benefits

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