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AML Specialist II

Amazon

London, United Kingdom

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Amazon Credit Services (ACS) UK is seeking an intelligent, dynamic, innovative and driven AML Specialist to join our growing Compliance team at our UK Office.

The AML Specialist provides strategic and tactical AML program management support for ACS product offerings, particularly relative to compliance with global sanctions and AML laws, regulations and directives. This role will report directly to ACS Compliance Officer/MLRO in the UK but will also be accountable to the Global AML program management team located in Seattle which responsible for global AML standards and best practices.

In this role you will apply your experience with AML to:

Core Duties and Key Strategic Objectives of Role

General Compliance Management

· Promote a collaborative culture of compliance, providing AML subject matter expertise to business and operations teams.
· Assist the Compliance Officer/MLRO on compliance issues to ensure regulatory requirements are met using various monitoring systems and reports.
· Assist the Compliance Officer/MLRO in keeping abreast of changes in AML laws and regulations, and help make necessary adjustments to internal policies, procedures, and controls.
· Participate in the design and delivery of AML training programs, large and small in scale.
· Assist with maintenance of AML program documentation, including policies, procedures, and reporting recordkeeping.

Anti-Money Laundering

· Conduct onboarding and ongoing customer due diligence.
· Conduct, and perform quality control relative to, a variety of investigation types, including suspicious activity and transactions, sanctions, and enhanced due diligence.
· Prepare and submit internal and external reports and regulatory filings related to the AML program.
· Manage, decision and close daily escalation queues and complex or exception cases from business and operations teams.
· Identify, escalate, and participate in addressing, policy and program exceptions.
· Participate in process improvement, identifying and implementing best practices in effective and innovative ways.
· Assist in the creation and monitoring of reports and metrics for AML tracking purposes for on-going monitoring as well as new products.
· Assist in the compilation of data and information required for the completion and submission of any STR, sanctions/PEP or other reporting requirements.

Project Management

· Assist in maintaining and updating programs that ensure compliance with Anti-Money Laundering and sanctions/PEP laws and regulations.
· Assist in keeping proactive with AML regulatory changes, and industry standards, including but not limited to: AML, training, criteria for reporting purposes.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Prior experience in financial services supporting key elements of an AML program.
· Bachelor’s degree.
· Working knowledge of AML, sanctions/PEP and other related laws.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· CAMS certification, or willingness to obtain, preferred.
· Lending, payments or e-commerce background preferred.
· Ability to work within a matrixed environment and cross functionally with operations and technology functions


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