Junior Compliance Officer

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AZA Finance


Company Summary

AZA Finance is the largest non-bank in Africa and an established provider of Payments, FX and Treasury providing cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure
By leveraging cutting-edge technology with our proprietary technology, AZA Finance is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers

Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA Finance is a market-maker in every major African currency
AZA Finance was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Durban and Dakar

  • Learning and understanding company policies and procedures and ensuring these are followed and adhered to by clients and staff
  • Keep up to date with laws, regulations and internal policies
  • Individual and business customer on-boarding
  • Verify customer identification information (Know Your Customer) and documentation, conducting due diligence appropriate to the AML risk level, reviewing Politically Exposed Person (PEPs) and sanctions alerts and conducting investigations to clear or escalate cases, documenting investigation process
  • Assess various risk indicators, account activity, customer documentation by utilising multiple resources including customer account and other activities
  • Monitoring, identification and analysis of complex, critical issues concerning the patterns and trends associated with money laundering and any other potential risks
  • Monitoring and documentation of unusual activity or AML flags
  • Identifying and reporting suspicious activity
  • Undertaking periodic quality assurance of customers KYC records
  • Conducting customer due diligence and ensuring anti-money laundering compliance
  • Conducting Enhanced Due Diligence checks
  • Attending and responding to client queries on Freshdesk
  • Ensuring all tasks are completed accurately, with a high standard of attention to detail and in accordance with the agreed timetables
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a strong communicator
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, maintaining close contact with relevant teams across multiple locations
  • Ability to take and follow instructions clearly and easily
  • Ability to adapt and grasp new requirements accurately and quickly
  • Ability to problem-solve within regulatory parameters
  • Able to work flexibly and under pressure to meet deadlines and targets
  • Able to multitask using internal systems to make decisions
  • The ability to apply newly acquired skills using logic and reasoning to sets of transaction data
  • Aptitude with modern computer-based packages, an advantage
  • Awareness of internal control policies and procedures

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Qualifications Required:

  • Understanding of law and regulations related to AML/CTF
  • Previous investigative experience would be an advantage
  • We will equip you with job-specific knowledge during initial training, however previous knowledge of trends and developments in AML risks and concerns in expected
  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry
  • One of the hottest, fastest scaling start-ups in Africa
  • Casual work environment
  • Great work-life balance
  • We value autonomy
  • Opportunity for growth for all employees
  • Opportunity to work hard and play hard

AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment
AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability