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KYC Merchant Onboarding Officer

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    Tijana Tufek

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    4 days ago

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    Tijana Tufek

An international financial institution is seeking to grow its team for a KYC Merchant Onboarding Officer.
The KYC Merchant Onboarding Officer will be a member of the Risk & Underwriting Team reporting directly to the Risk & Underwriting Manager and provide support to the company globally. They will work closely with team members and the manager on a wide range of day-to-day issues.

Job duties include: 
  • Performing KYC, AML, Fraud and Risk checks on current and prospective clients
  • Liaising directly with internal teams, such as Legal, Fraud, Financial Risk, and Sales Operations Managers to obtain KYC documentation
  • Underwriting new applications and identifying risks from a Card scheme perspective
  • Analyze financial data through financial statements and results through different credit scoring sources for new merchants and partners
  • Establish and decide on held collateral on behalf of a merchant or partner in line with the allowed approval threshold
  • Ensuring that data storage, whether electronic or physical, is in line with internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure appropriate records management systems, tools, and processes are in place
  • Liaising with other teams to ensure compliance with the relevant Card Schemes Rules and Regulatory requirements as pertain to merchant application files.
  • Escalate with the company’s governance structure, as appropriate, any identified GAPs, deficiencies, or requirements to ensure compliance with internal and regulatory requirements and policies.
  • Ensuring that service-level agreements (SLA) are met
Skills and Qualifications required:
  • Related Diploma or degree, or minimum of five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in Underwriting as well as Card Acquiring background of at least 1 year
  • Possess excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Be highly organized, pro-active, and able to work on own initiative
  • Be a team player and able to meet strict deadlines
  • Be fluent in oral and written English
Additional Benefits:
  • Parking allowances
  • Private health, dental and life insurances
  • Discounted corporate gym rates
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Family-friendly measures
  • Exciting company events