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Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Compliance
Date:  09-Jun-2021

Discovery – Compliance

Anti – Money Laundering Specialist


About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society


About Group Compliance

Group Compliance is looking for a dynamic individual to join the Financial Crime Compliance team. The core purpose of the Group Compliance department is to ensure that Discovery Group’s core purpose and reputation is protected. The immediate 3-year ambition of the Group Compliance department is to be the most respected and trusted compliance practice in the financial services sector. The department must be visible, trusted and respected.


Job Purpose

Implementation of a compliance risk management process that includes the identification, assessment, management, monitoring and reporting of compliance risks that are faced by the relevant business unit


Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and tune models for screening, risk rating and transaction/activity monitoring.
  • Create effective management reporting and support ad hoc analytics requests relating to transaction monitoring, sanctions filtering and customer risk rating systems.
  • Use data analytics, machine learning, and/or process automation to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the AML System.
  • Develop dashboards to enhance analysis and reporting related to workload, system performance, and tuning/validation processes.
  • Identify, monitor, recommend controls and report on non-compliance.
  • Provide support to staff to ensure system incidents or challenges are reported.


Education; Knowledge and Experience

Degree / AML specific qualifications

Data analytics

AML system knowledge – NICE Actimize willbe an advantage

5+ years AML Compliance experience

Experience in drafting ML/TF Risk Methodologyand conducting Compliance Monitoring


Role Specific Competencies

1. Analytical skills

2. Strong communication skills

3. Report writing skills

4. Financial Crime system competency

5. Detail orientated

6. Problem solving skills

7. Dispute resolution

8. Stakeholder management


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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