KYC Senior Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Midlothian

Job Type: Full time


Join the fast-paced and dynamic Private Bank Client Operations team to manage and process KYC for International Private Bank clients!

As a KYC Senior Associate in EMEA Private Bank Operations, you will be responsible for reviewing, validating and authorising KYC documentation during a new client onboarding, periodic risk review or ad-hoc update during the client lifecycle. You will also execute with attention-to-detail and own the end-to-end KYC journey as well as advise and respond to enquiries on KYC requirements in an efficient manner and escalate any risks as appropriate. You will stay up-to-date with regulatory requirements around client KYC, suitability and documentation, acting as a subject matter expert for Front Office. .

The EMEA Client Operations team ensures adherence to regulatory Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Client (KYC) requirements for the International Private Bank, covering both new and existing clients.

Job responsibilities

  • Processes new account opening requests in a timely and efficient manner, with the highest standards of quality to ensure compliance to Bank policies and regulatory / legal requirements
  • Performs documentation updates for existing clients within the agreed timeframe
  • Prepares client KYC analysis and work with Front Office to obtain updated KYC and any related documentation
  • Reviews of legal, account opening and tax documentation to determine whether it meets regulatory and internal policies to open or maintain an account
  • Enters client due diligence data into various systems and databases with accuracy

Required Qualifications, Capabilities and Skills

  • Prior financial services or KYC / AML background or relevant degree such as Law, Business, Accountancy
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal, company and tax documentation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively partner with internal stakeholders
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention-to-detail
  • Self-motivated team-player with ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines
  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications, Capabilities and Skills

  • Second language is an advantage