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KYC Merchant Onboarding Officer

Job Title: KYC Merchant Onboarding Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Malta
Industry:
Salary: Attractive Salary Package
Reference: 5844
Contact Name: Tijana Tufek
Job Published: October 30, 2019 09:22

Job Description

A leading global financial institution is seeking to employ a KYC merchant on-boarding Officerto join the Risk & Underwriting Team reporting directly to the Risk Team Leader and provide support to the company globally. They will work closely with team members and the Team Lead on a wide range of day-to-day issues.

Job duties include:

  • Performing Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering, 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 Qualification 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.