In past years, innovation has been the key building block to transforming economies in Africa. The launch and growth of digital financial services in Africa has led to an unprecedented increase in the number of people enjoying access to formal financial services. However, innovation alone is insufficient to deliver a transformed economy. Funding flows play a critical role in growing micro, small and middle enterprises and securing access to global markets on equitable terms would be instrumental to its success; even more so now as the world faces an unprecedented pandemic that is putting the global social and economic infrastructure to the test.
Within Financial Crime, we solve financial crime business problems our clients face. This covers a broad range of topics, from the regulatory requirements to the assessing of financial crime control frameworks.
- Work on projects where we support banks and regulatory bodies to identify, stop and prevent money laundering (AML), fraud or other financial crime activity and ensure regulatory compliance.
- Conducting research and drafting articles, bi-weekly compliance newsletters, best practice papers, expert content and quarterly compliance magazine for our Africa Compliance members and other interested parties.
- Analysis of financial crime operating model in financial institutions but more importantly helping the team to improve it.
- Support our capabilities to test and optimise anti-money laundering or sanctions screening systems.
- Participating in due diligence related projects with the aim of assessing the AML / CTF / Sanctions compliance.
- Participation in financial crime risk assessment projects (AML / CTF, Sanctions), CDD / KYC process implementation, or KYC testing activities.
- Participation in financial crime risk assessment projects (AML / CTF, Sanctions); CDD / KYC.
- Responsible for the quality and production of client deliverables.
- Supporting the team’s business development initiatives; preparations of client proposals, marketing material and meeting decks.
- Previous experience in anti-financial crime, AML or compliance, ideally at least 2+ years.
- Sound knowledge of international regulations, including Africa in the area of AML / CTF / Sanctions and other Financial Crime related acts.
- A university degree with a background in economics, business, or other relevant areas
- Excellent English language skills
- Experience from financial institutions or consulting
- Business analysis and requirements definition knowledge/project management experience
- Hardworking and attentive to detail; Advisory approach
- Willingness to travel and work internationally (based on client and project needs)