Transaction Due Diligence Analyst

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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 UKโ€™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.

Job Summary

As the Transaction Due Diligence Analyst, you will be conducting KYC/CDD /EDD /pre and post-transaction reviews and refresh for new and existing customers who are transacting in fiat or crypto within a specified TAT.

Transaction due diligence is critical to our business growth and a key component of our Compliance Risk Management Framework at AZA Finance; so weโ€™re looking for an AML analyst who is diligent, flexible, innovative, and broad-minded with the relevant experience and skills, to help build the vision for excellent standards in transaction due diligence.

This role is open to candidates in Dakar – Senegal & Abidjan – Ivory Coast

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities How your skills and passion will come to life at AZA:
  • Conduct review of transaction information and documentation in line with AZA Finance requirements and best practices
  • Identify financial crimes risk issues inherent in a customer transaction related to fraud, forgery, misrepresentation etc. and escalate same for mitigation prior to approving a transaction
  • Ensure all relevant name screenings and checks are conducted on transactions prior to approval
  • Ensure effective review of post transaction alerts and cases assigned within TAT.
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external stakeholders within defined SLAs.
  • Effectively collaborate with key internal stakeholders – Sales, Lead Generators, Onboarders, Compliance, Legal , Account Mgt , Product etc
  • Adhere to the SOPs and compliance standards set internally
  • Help identify and fix inefficiencies in current workflows and processes
  • Display a high level of emotional intelligence , good communication & interpersonal skills

Your skills and competencies:

  • Working knowledge of AML and sanctions screening process
  • At least 2 years of experience in transaction monitoring, screening alerts and case review and disposition.
  • First degree in banking/financial institution or any related field
  • Evidence of ACAMS/ICA/ACFCS certification or training.
  • Excellent organisational, record keeping and time management skillsWhat we are looking for:
  • A young professional who is ambitious and passionate
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Creative problem solver and sound decision-maker with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask, when required
  • Love helping customers and able to maturely handle all customer temperaments
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and Google Suite Tools skills along with the willingness and ability to become familiar with Company-specific sales tools/software
  • Passionate about our mission to redefine how businesses make payments to, from and within Africa
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Love helping customers and able to maturely handle all customer temperaments.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask, when required
  • 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.

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