Financial Intelligence Unit Specialist

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: 74874

We're looking for a Financial Intelligence Unit Specialist to join us in Edinburgh

  • If you can speak fluent Russian or Arabic in addition to English, this role is in the Specialised Enhanced Due Diligence (SEDD) team of our Financial Intelligence Unit
  • You’ll be responsible for producing high quality SEDD reports and maintaining relationships with diverse stakeholders across the bank and externally in order to contribute to the overall mitigation of financial crime risk
  • This is a great opportunity to join a supportive team, where you'll make a real contribution to detecting and preventing financial crime
  • We believe that flexible working can make a real difference to your wellbeing and professional development, so you'll have access to a range of flexible working arrangements

What you'll do

You'll be responsible for producing high quality SEDD reports which support the business areas in understanding the risk profile of current or future clients.

Your role will involve:

  • Producing reports for a range of audiences, including senior managers and executives
  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Supporting colleagues by coaching, sharing best practice and providing guidance
  • Providing expert and specialist advice on intelligence and SEDD products and services

The skills you'll need

We're looking for a fluent Russian or Arabic speaker with experience of producing high quality products for senior stakeholders across the bank. An Anti Money Laundering qualification – such as a Diploma in AML or from the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists – would be an advantage, although we'll also consider you if you're willing to work towards achieving a qualification.

We'll also be looking for you to demonstrate:

  • Fluency in English in addition to your other language skills
  • Strong knowledge pertaining to financial crime and money laundering
  • Well developed analytical skills
  • The ability to work effectively with key stakeholders, including when negotiating challenging conversations
  • Strong organisational skills, and the ability to work independently

While not essential a degree in International Relations, International Business or a related field would also be an advantage.


How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus 25/30% cash and benefit funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

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At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - .

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.

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