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Financial Crime Quality Control Analyst - 12 month FTC

Job Introduction


Main Responsibilities 

The Transaction Monitoring and Investigations Department ensures compliance with the Banks policy, risk tolerance and regulatory requirements in relation to Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF).

The role of Financial Crime Quality Control Analyst is to report directly to one of the UKXO-T Team Leads.  The role is to work within a team of Financial Crime Quality Control Analysts who complete all quality control reviews and necessary follow on actions on all relevant operational work streams undertaken by the Department. The role also involves supporting the Team Lead in the continuous development, implementation and maintenance of the overall assurance framework including delivery of feedback and support with training where appropriate.

  • Work to tight deadlines and often under pressure whilst maintaining a high level of quality and competency
  • Have a full understanding of financial crime reviews, investigations and reporting processes
  • Perform quality control checks on all Sanctions and Screening work streams/processesAssess quality control results in order to determine whether issues/errors identified are isolated, or systematic in nature and develop and carry out appropriate corrective action plans as necessary
  • Record and update relevant detailed, accurate and timely MI in relation to quality control checks completed
  • Support the Team Leader in developing a high performing team culture through regular communication, coaching and team building
  • Carry out ad-hoc assessments, projects and assist the Team Leader with escalations, issues, trends, feedback and communications within the Department and the wider business
  • Where needed, support the implementation of BAU work streams in conjunction with various Bank wide projects
  • Contribute to the development of financial crime policies/procedures, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and maintain these documents from a first line of defence perspective
  • Operates in line with the Bank's Risk Management framework (including sub-frameworks)     and relevant risk and compliance policies and procedures, ensuring appropriate and timely escalation of any concerns to their line manager.

This role will be based from our Manchester Head Office on a hybrid basis.

Ideal Candidate

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  • Relevant specialist Financial Crime qualifications: e.g. ICA Diploma in FC/AML, ACAMs, Fraud Prevention are preferred for this role.
  • Strong understanding and experience of AML, KYC, Sanctions and banking products and the UK regulatory environment.
  • Be a self-starter and able to work on individual basis as well as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail, presenting information in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent communication and decision making skills with the ability to demonstrate sound judgement achieving the right business culture and behaviours
  • Experience in 1st line and/or 2nd line FC function within a financial services environment
  • Experience and knowledge of business and/or banking processes, especially around account opening routines and payment/transaction processing systems
  • Experience and Knowledge of financial crime review, investigation, reporting and assurance processes
  • Experience conducting quality reviews/testing the work of others to ensure quality standards and expectations are always met

Company Information 

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products. 

The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities. This is so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. 


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At Handelsbanken, we deeply value our unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. We take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. We take a long term perspective in everything we do and want each employee who joins us to build a long terms successful career with the Bank.  


What is in it for you?

  • We have a wide range of learning and development available, empowering and enabling our colleagues to take ownership of their own development. 
  • Competitive Salary and an extensive range of benefits is provided, including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
  • A market-leading pension contribution of 15% paid by the bank, which can be invested in a wide range of funds (including ESG and Shariah funds)

Application next steps

Your journey with us begins once you have submitted your application. One of our Handelsbanken recruiters will be reviewing your details and will later organise a phone conversation if you match the role requirements. If there is a mutual fit, we will extend an invitation for you to participate in an interview.  

There will be a one stage, in person interview for this position. 

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an interview or you have any requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process – just let us know by email


This advert will be live for a minimum of two weeks. However, please note that after the two weeks, the closing date could change at any time depending on the number of responses received.



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