Finance and Business Management - Relationship Partner - Associate

Last updated 12 minutes ago
Job Type:Full Time

Relationship Partner team plays a critical role in ensuring that as an organization, we are compliant with multiple regulations, in order to protect the bank’s reputation and financial assets. The team works in close partnership with Bankers, Operations, Credit, Legal and Compliance to provide efficient and timely on-boarding of new/existing client relationships.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage new business requests received from the Front Office and oversee the KYC process end to end
  • Work closely with both the Front Office and clients to obtain all necessary supporting evidence to fulfill KYC due diligence. Investigate the reliability and integrity of the documentation delivered by client and provide validity and conclusions.
  • Liaise regularly with the business to conduct workload planning, review status of key onboarding’s and prioritize open requests
  • Frequently interact with key stakeholders such as Legal, Compliance, Credit and Operations to develop strong partnerships, eliminate roadblocks and ensure continuity of information flow across the groups.
  • Keep informed of any changes to processes and procedures, regulatory change and ensure open verbal dialogue with colleagues across the region
  • Identify and execute process improvements, provide guidance and support on key process and technology initiatives to the business. Consider regulatory requirements and best practice to implement changes to process
  • Address queries (KYC or non KYC) received – action directly to client assisting with all resources available to expedite operation process and achieve customer satisfaction
  • Act as an SME and Due Diligence expert to guide clients through the KYC requirements and variation of documents which may fulfil due diligence requirements.
  • Conduct AML Calls and look after the Account Due Diligence and Sanctions exposure in OFAC countries, communicating, advising and proposing mitigating measures and recommendations against findings of potential risks.
  • Identify key issues, risks, trends, observations and provide reporting results to key stakeholders
  • Provide advices, support and guidance to the Compliance Monitoring team to successful deliver annual monitoring and oversight plans.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis on the ownership structure of the client on publicly available sources (not limited to company registries) or client documentation, and seek additional confirmation or approvals as required
  • Assist with management reports and progress against plan per team and overall program
  • Provide coach sessions / acting as a role model in Australia and New Zealand Local Due Diligence with Global partners.

To be successful you will need:

  • Bachelor Degree and/or equivalent with proven knowledge of KYC & Client onboarding with at least 2-4 years’ experience (Audit, Control, Risk, AML, and Research may also be areas of experience
  • Knowledge of multiple client types (i.e. Corporates, Banks / SPV, Trust, F.I.’s. etc.) and working knowledge of KYC/Compliance/AML procedures and standards
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills along with solid time management, organizational, relationship building skills
  • Strong time management, organizational, relationship building skills will be key to this role
  • Quality client focus, strong controls mind-set and strong customer service skills
  • Prior experience of adhering to controls and compliance standards along with ability to adapt quickly to new concepts and procedure

This role is expected to pay an annual salary between AUD90,000 to AUD100,000 per annum