Financial Crime Compliance Analyst (Consultant)

Job Purpose

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.

Key Tasks

  • 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.

Skills required

  • 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)

About EBII Group

Emerging Business Intelligence & Innovation (EBII) Group is a compliance and risk management consulting firm headquartered in the UK and supported by Oxford University Innovation. EBII Group’s mission is to unlock Africa’s investment value by helping market participants to understand the compliance risks and mitigations associated with their Africa investments proposition. EBII Group works closely with Banks and African governments by strengthening their compliance programmes, regulatory and enforcement programmes. We, therefore, provide a critical link between African nations and the rest of the world, creating a more conducive environment for interactions.

 

EBII Group, in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, has created an executive education programme, “Africa Series”, with the next cohort starting in January 2022. EBII Group is also launching the African Compliance hub (ACH). This private intelligence hub provides members with access to the latest news, regulations, workshops, events and networks in the risk management and due diligence landscape.

 

EBII Group hosted the President of the Republic of Ghana, who delivered a keynote address at its recently held annual Africa Investment Risk and Compliance Summit at the University of Oxford.

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