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Junior Financial Crime/KYC/KYB/AML Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Kraków, Poland
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024
Remofirst empowers employers to be free from geographical boundaries when accessing talent, allowing employees to pursue opportunities wherever they may exist. We are on a mission to be the FIRST to truly revolutionise the industry and be a generational company.

Our platform offers a full-range people management tool, employee benefits like health insurance, and financial benefits, and enabling clients to hire anyone from anywhere with one click. Remofirst manages employees and contractors for Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Microsoft, Mastercard) and the best startups worldwide (e.g., TransferGo).

We are a small but strong team of 80+ people (and growing) hyper-focused on delivering a world-class platform and unparalleled service with our industry-leading partnerships. To help accelerate our growth and pace of delivery, we are looking for a talented Junior Financial Crime/KYC/KYB/AML Specialist.

As a Junior Financial Crime/KYC/KYB/AML Specialist at Remofirst, you will play a key role in safeguarding our operations against financial crimes and ensuring compliance with Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to develop their skills in financial compliance within a fast-paced and supportive environment.

What you'll be doing:

  • KYC and KYB Due Diligence: Conduct thorough customer and business entity due diligence to verify identities, assess risk levels, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • AML Monitoring and Investigation: Monitor transactions and account activities for suspicious behaviour or potential money laundering activities. Conduct investigations into flagged transactions, document findings, and escalate issues as necessary
  • Sanctions Screening: Perform sanctions screening checks against internal and external databases to identify and mitigate potential risks associated with sanctioned entities or individuals
  • Compliance Documentation: Assist in the preparation and maintenance of compliance documentation, including customer profiles, risk assessments, and audit records
  • Training and Awareness: Participate in ongoing training sessions to stay updated on regulatory changes, industry best practices, and emerging trends in financial crime prevention

What you’ll need:

  • 1-2 years of experience in financial crime compliance, KYC/KYB due diligence, or AML monitoring preferred
  • Strong understanding of KYC/KYB/AML regulations and industry standards (e.g., FATF, FinCEN, OFAC).Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in using compliance tools, databases, and software applications
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams
  • Professional certifications in compliance (e.g., CAMS, CFE) are a plus

How you’ll work:

  • Upper-Intermediate English is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills, as we’re working with many people from all over the world, it’s important for us to communicate, quickly adapt and relay information in different ways
  • Collaborative: we love to work together with all sorts of different people in all sorts of different places. Everyone’s opinion matters to get the job done.
  • Strategic planning and critical thinking will help you to be able to anticipate issues that can affect successful outcomes and approach challenges with creative solutions that help teams meet objectives.
  • Decision-making. You’lldiscern pertinent information and analyze how different factors can affect the success of our business's operations.
  • Time Management: You will be participating in meetings, supporting our customers and internal teams; then throw time zones in the mix, that’s quite the day. You will need to be good at structuring your work day and tasks to make sure you accomplish all those things whilst maintaining a work-life balance
  • With Research skills you’ll be able to gather, review and analyze information about relative stakeholders for our business and find the best solutions
  • Independent and autonomous: as we work, we’re naturally independent. As much as we’re connected you will also need to use your own initiative to solve problems and get answers; this also means reaching out to us to get help or confirm a solution
  • Empathetic: you need excellent people skills to connect and motivate yourself and others around you. You will use your empathic abilities to handle all sorts of conversations with multiple audiences
  • Motivated: we want our team to be passionate about our mission. Freedom of work applies not only to our customers but to ourselves. Additionally, you will need motivation and initiative to identify and/or support tasks that need to be improved without being asked

Why work at Remofirst?

  • Startup environment. Remofirst is an early-stage start-up. You have a voice and can influence and grow rapidly
  • Build & Scale From Scratch. Experience hyper-growth scale and help us build a great team of professionals worldwide that can help us achieve this ambitious vision.
  • Work for a Market Leader. Scale a project that counts market-leading companies like Microsoft, Mastercard, and more as happy customers.
  • Compensation and perks are great! Competitive compensation. Work equipment of your choice. 100% remote work. PTO regulated by local statutory
  • Culture. We lead with respect, kindness, and the right to fail. We value hard yet smart work. Diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA.