TransferWise is hiring an

AML Sanctions Screening Analyst

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

AML Sanctions Screening Analyst

TransferWise is growing it’s AML Sanctions Team and is in search of passionate AML Sanctions Screening Analysts with an eye for detail to join our team based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If you enjoy sanctions and analysing information - this is a job for you!

We are looking for someone who is a good team player and isn’t afraid to take responsibility for their actions. We have a lot of excitement in our place of work, but you should also be able to tolerate some routine stuff that needs to be done.

The AML Sanctions Screening Analyst is a job where speed and accuracy in decision making is essential. The Sanctions Screening Analyst assesses whether alerts raised by sanctions screening systems raise any sanctions concerns.  

You’ll get to join our office in Kuala Lumpur, while receiving a competitive package – including a monthly salary of approximately RM 4,500 (depending on experience & skills proven during selection), and generous stock options, amongst many other benefits.

Here’s what you’ll do day to day:

  • Follow operational procedures on sanctions alert handling, including documenting the decision rationale   
  • Perform analysis of potential matches against sanctions lists alerted through sanctions screening of customers and transactions
  • Communicate with customers when further information is required as part of reviewing against sanctions lists
  • Escalate alerts that may raise any potential reporting requirements 
  • Liaise with our Product team in order to refine automated sanctions screening risk methodology, reduce false positives, mitigate sanctions risks and improve customer experience
  • Work as a team player to deliver a great customer experience, going the extra mile where needed and sometimes contributing more broadly through side projects

About you:

  • You are a Malaysian Citizen or Permanent Resident in Malaysia (please note we are unable to support Visas for this role)
  • You are flexible with working hours
  • You have a razor sharp attention to detail
  • You are punctual, independent, proactive and willing to get things done
  • Your verbal and written English skills are excellent, any other languages are a plus
  • You have a curious mind and internal desire to find out stuff
  • You can multitask and take charge in different situations
  • No previous experience needed but preferential

What do we offer?

  • Challenging and rewarding work
  • Possibility to be part of of the hottest startups
  • Possibility to grow and develop in the field of AML Sanctions Compliance
  • We monitor suspicious activity globally meaning the fun never ends! 
  • A competitive package including generous stock options
  • Paid sabbatical after 4 years
  • Paid sick leave and annual leave
  • Personal Medical Insurance for Life, Accident and Hospitalization 
  • Position is based in Kuala Lumpur

PS! If you're interested in the position, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter in English. In your cover letter please explain your interest in this role and why do you want to join TransferWise. Please note that an application without a cover letter will not be considered.

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