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Senior Software Engineer

eToro

eToro

Software Engineering
Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Financial Crime Operations

  • Operations
  • Limassol , Cyprus

Description

eToro has created an intuitive Social Trading platform that gives traders and investors access to global stock markets, commodity trading, cryptocurrency trading, and more. We strive to make money management available and accessible to everyone (even to users with no prior experience or knowledge). We have over 33 million users worldwide, and our platform is available in over 140 countries around the world.

With over 1500 employees worldwide, we have locations in the US, Cyprus, UK, Australia, Germany, and Israel, and we are constantly growing and expanding into new markets.

We are constantly growing and are excited to share that we are looking for a Financial Crime Operations to join our team!

The Financial Crime Operations Specialist is responsible for the ongoing analysis and monitoring of client transactions to identify and investigate suspicious activities that may indicate money laundering, fraud, or other financial crimes. This role is crucial to ensure that the company complies with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and minimizes financial risk.

What will you be doing?

  • Conduct daily monitoring and analysis of customer transactions, using transaction monitoring systems to identify patterns and trends that may indicate potential risk
  • Utilize advanced analytical techniques to assess risk levels of transactions, focusing on those that deviate from customers typical behavior
  • Investigate and resolve alerts generated by the transaction monitoring system, determining whether transactions are unusual or suspicious
  • Document the review and investigation process, including decisions and justifications for either closing alerts or escalating for further action
  • Prepare detailed reports on suspicious transactions and activities, including all relevant findings and supporting documentation
  • Escalate high-risk or suspicious findings to the appropriate internal teams or external authorities.
  • Ensure adherence to all relevant AML, Know Your Customer (KYC), and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) regulations and guidelines
  • Work with transaction monitoring systems, ensuring they are properly configured to detect anomalous transactions effectively
  • Suggest improvements to enhance the transaction monitoring system's performance and efficiency
  • Participate in ongoing training to improve knowledge of AML regulations, transaction monitoring techniques, and industry trends
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all monitored transactions, analyses performed, and investigations conducted
  • Ensure that all documentation is complete and audit-ready, should regulatory bodies request evidence of the company’s monitoring efforts

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Criminal Justice, or a related field; advanced degree is a plus
  • Relevant certifications such as AML CySEC are highly desirable
  • Experience in transaction monitoring, AML compliance, or risk management within the forex or financial services sector
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and the ability to interpret and draw conclusions from data
  • Familiarity with AML software and tools, as well as proficiency in database management and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for documenting findings and preparing reports
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment