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Financial Crime Systems Analyst

Apply now Job no: 066552
Work type: Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location: England - Newcastle, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, Remote - work from anywhere within the UK
Categories: Risk&Audit, Financial Crime

Business Unit: Group Risk, Financial Crime
Salary: from £27,200 - up to circa £40,000 depending on experience 

We’re pretty busy here at Virgin Money, transforming our team to help us disrupt the status quo but we’ve lot more to do, if we are to grow as a digital first bank and that includes accelerating our digital agenda in a truly agile.  We also said ‘Hello’ to A Life More Virgin, our exciting new proposition offering our colleagues more choice, control and flexibility to live and work how they choose.

Here’s what it means for YOU:

  • 38.5 days annual leave for all colleagues (including bank holidays and pro rata if part-time)​
  • Five extra paid well-being days per year​
  • A 35 hour working week
  • 20 weeks paid, gender neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt
  • Market leading Pension & Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible benefits including Cycle to Work, Wellness & Health Assessments and Critical Illness
  • Ability to work anywhere in the UK​ (where the role allows)


And, you get these Red Hot Rewards from day one!

You’ll be working alongside the Financial Crime Systems Managers to optimise the performance of our Financial Crime systems that perform payment and customer screening, achieved through configuration, tuning, data analytics and performance monitoring.

You’ll also be key in ensuring that effective assurance controls and governance are in place to strengthen our financial crime controls.

Day to day you’ll:
• Generating, developing and analysing MI from a range of systems and data sources to inform systems & process development, and risk appetite setting
• Supporting the Financial Crime Systems Managers in configuring and fine tuning the Bank’s sanctions payment & customer screening systems by proposing, developing, testing and implementing rules and configuration changes to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the systems
• Conducting monitoring & analysis of the performance of the systems
• Analysis of system assurance test packs executed on financial crime risk systems and communicating the outcomes to internal stakeholders as well as raising support cases with the suppliers as required
• Managing the regulatory watchlists and other input file updates and data files, ensuring these are applied in line with Bank policy
• Creating governance forum meeting packs, compiling reports in relation to rules performance, attending project meetings and governance forums
• Being directed by, and working with, the Financial Crime Policy & Advisory team to ensure that the systems are configured to align to risk appetite and internal & external policy requirements
• Supporting change initiatives that impact on Financial Crime systems within the Bank, including but not limited to requirements elicitation, test script creation / execution and implementation support.
• Carrying out regular documentation reviews for systems owned by Financial Crime Risk, ensuring these are up to date
• Continuous improvement in financial crime prevention processes within the bank spanning all Financial Crime owned systems.

To be successful you’ll need to bring:
• Experience with one or more of the following tools: SAS, Oracle/SQL Server databases, Amazon EMR, R Studio, VBA (or similar)
• Experience working in a data analytics role
• Knowledge of financial crime systems in a retail banking environment
• Knowledge of financial crime legislation and regulations
• Exposure to risk management practices

It’s a bonus if you have (but it’s not essential):
• Development & testing of financial crime systems business rules (e.g. Fircosoft, NetReveal, Actimize Monitor, SAS TM, TransWatch or similar)
• Experience with watchlist management
• Experience of working on change projects at an analyst level either as part of a project team or supporting from a BAU stakeholder perspective
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Visio

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our careers team at careers@virginmoney.com.

Now the legal bit…
Living A Life More Virgin allows our colleagues to be based anywhere in the UK (if the role allows it) but we will need to you to confirm you have the Right to Work in the UK.

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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