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KYC Investigator

KYC Investigator

Job ID:  1001
Department:  Compliance
Category:  Compliance
Location: 

Singapore, SG

Employment Type:  Permanent
Description: 

Company Overview

larksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day to day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com

 

Role Summary
The Know Your Client (KYC) team gather information about companies working with Clarksons on a day to day basis, enabling our brokers to go about their role safe in the knowledge that there are no risks to the business from Sanctions or other concerns.
We are seeking an experienced KYC Investigator to investigate all parties who may do business with the Clarksons Group, including charterers, owners, brokers, managers and so on, and then build a risk assessment on that party clarifying risks going forward. Screening for potential sanctions busting, terrorist financing, money laundering and adverse media that could damage the Group, making real time decisions in relation to clearance of companies and advising the KYC Manager directly when potential relationships should be rejected. Managing the compliance profile of the company both internally and externally.

 

What you will be doing
• Onboard and review Customer Due Diligence "CDD" on clients and counterparties, in line with the Group’s requirement to comply with KYC and Sanctions regulations.
• Collect and verify evidence of findings as well as keep and maintain an audit trail of actions undertaken.
• Assist in the execution of ad-hoc projects as required.
• Escalate issues in a timely manner to operational management and process owners.
• Participate in all mandatory online or classroom trainings on departmental or individual level.
• Keep team databases/progress trackers up to date with any developments at all times.
• Perform periodic reviews for clients by confirming KYC data requirements and collecting relevant KYC.
• Classify clients from a risk and regulatory perspective and analyse KYC risks associated with the client, potential red flag risks and operational issues should be identified and escalated as appropriate.
• Work effectively with key stakeholders using strong influencing skills to ensure the mutually satisfactory resolution of key issues and that the respective responsibilities are understood, agreed, and escalated where required.
• Complete outgoing due diligence for companies within the Group, sending information to our customers when requested.
• Manage own caseloads and liaise with wider compliance team globally.

What we are looking for

Skills & Experience:
• Solid, hands-on experience in due diligence, within financial services, shipping or energy trading
• Hands-on experience in a law enforcement and intelligence role advantageous
• Strong analytical skills with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Experience with worldwide jurisdictional KYC/AML regulations
• Experience with worldwide corporate law, understanding the roles of directors, shareholders, professional nominees and legal representatives
• Good understanding of requirements, processes and methodologies, system design principles, complications and solutions
• Strong understanding of the intelligence cycle
• Previous usage of business tools for risk management - with a focus on sanctions
• Flexible and self-motivated, with ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to effectively execute ideas and results to diverse business and technical audiences
• An understanding of the commercial cultures and nuances within Singapore and SE Asia, Western Europe and the Americas region, skilled at diplomatically breaking down barriers and obstacles, and able to exercise influence
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Advanced Microsoft Outlook/Word/Excel skills


Special Job Requirements
• Fluent in English and Mandarin (both written and spoken)