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Senior Financial Crime Analyst

London, England, United Kingdom£30,000 - £35,000 per yearRisk & Compliance

Job description

About us

Over the last 18 years, we have helped over a million satisfied customers move and manage their money. Our award-winning product portfolio allows our customers to make low-cost multi-currency payments across various payment products.

From bespoke payment solutions to travel money, transfers, currency hedging, to expense management, we are focused on a single goal of making it easy for our customers to manage and move their money. As a business, we are committed to delivering value to our customers through the combination of advanced payments technology and personal expert service.

About the Role
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Financial Crime Analyst to join our team and play a key role in our organisation's efforts to prevent and detect financial crimes. The Senior Financial Crime Analyst will be responsible for conducting in-depth investigations, analysing complex financial data, and providing valuable insights to enhance our financial crime prevention strategies. As a crucial member of our team, you will collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to implement robust compliance measures and safeguard our company from potential risks.

Responsibilities and Duties

⦁ Conduct comprehensive financial crime investigations, including anti-money laundering (AML), fraud, and other illicit activities, using various analytical techniques and tools.
⦁ Analyse large volumes of financial data and transaction records to identify patterns, trends, and suspicious activities that may indicate potential financial crimes.
⦁ Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as Compliance, Risk Management, Legal, and Operations teams, to develop and implement effective financial crime prevention measures.
⦁ Utilise advanced data analytics and visualisation tools to generate actionable insights and reports for senior management and regulatory reporting purposes.
⦁ Stay updated on the latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging risks related to financial crimes, and proactively incorporate this knowledge into our risk management practices.
⦁ Assist in designing and implementing customer due diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
⦁ Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of existing financial crime prevention controls and propose improvements to strengthen the company's risk management framework.
⦁ Assist in preparing training materials and conducting training sessions for employees to raise awareness of financial crime risks and reporting obligations.

Job requirements

Necessary skills, experience and attributes

⦁ Relevant certifications (e.g. CAMS, ICA) are preferred.
⦁ Proven work experience as a Financial Crime Analyst, with at least 3 years of experience in financial crime investigations and analysis.
⦁ Strong understanding of financial crime regulations, including AML, KYC, CDD, and sanctions compliance.
⦁ Proficiency in using data analysis tools and software
⦁ Solid knowledge of financial products, transactional structures, and payment systems.
⦁ Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and draw meaningful conclusions from complex data sets.
⦁ Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in data analysis and reporting.
⦁ Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to present findings and recommendations to diverse audiences.
⦁ Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team to achieve common goals.
⦁ High ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and data security.


  • A competitive salary benchmarked against a peer group.
  • 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off
  • Opportunities for progression, development and learning new skills.
  • Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool (London) and discounted gym membership elsewhere
  • Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers.
  • We operate a hybrid working arrangement where possible

Where possible we offer the opportunity to work flexibly and the opportunity to balance some remote working with time in the office collaborating, taking part in events and developing the social connections that make working with us rewarding.

Equals strives to create a workplace where we can all be ourselves. We believe in inclusion and the power of diversity, so you'll be encouraged to bring your unique perspectives and experiences, and help us understand what you need to do your best work.