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Risk Advisory | Forensic - Financial Crime

Graduate Programme

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Deloitte Forensic professionals are a diverse group with a wide and varied range of proficiencies, comprising forensic accountants, legal and law enforcement specialists, and business intelligence experts, all utilising state-of-the-art forensic technology.

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Job Description

  • Supports Engagement team in delivery of services to / at client premises on delegated engagement / project.
  • Under guidance, supports the delivery efforts of the engagement team in area of competency
  • Conducts research for engagements/ projects as delegated and provides meaningful analysis / output for review
  • Raises ideas to address issues arising that may enhance / renew service offerings to client
  • Assists in preparation of client presentations / discussion documentation as directed
  • Contributes to decisions by engagement team by providing fact-based and pertinent recommendations from research / analysis / client interaction
  • Communicates regularly with management and team members on status of allocated deliverables
  • Informs management of any possible emerging engagement change issues
  • Responds with urgency and accountability to client and team requests
  • Identifies possible opportunities for follow-on work and advise management 

Financial Crime measurables:

  • investigate transactional data and relevant financial documents to flag indicators of potential corruption
  • prepare analysis to enhance understanding of both financial and non-financial results, to identify threats and opportunities
  • evaluate existing compliance programmes for regulatory gaps and suspicious activity
  • assist with remediation of client files
  • knowledge of financial crime risk policies and procedures
  • demonstrate a strong knowledge of know your client (KYC) and customer due diligence (CDD) requirements
  • responsible for obtaining all KYC documentation from clients and for conducting initial full due diligence
  • identify the ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) in line with the client’s policy
  • interpret KYC and CDD policies in order to identify the requirements for the client to be successfully onboarded
  • read and interpret company registration documentation and resolution to determine mandates and relevant individuals that need to be identified and verified
  • conduct sanctions and PEP screening for potential sanctions violations and the identification of potential PEPs
  • perform periodic screening of clients, beneficial owners, and connected parties prior to the completion of an onboarding
  • perform enhanced due diligence on clients assessed as posing higher money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions risks prior to establishing a business relationship
  • escalate any suspicious AML, Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT)  and sanctions activity and transactions to the MLCO for further action
  • assist with clearing transaction alerts that have been flagged in the system
  • experience in transaction monitoring for anti-money laundering (AML)/CFT purposes
  • use investigative and interpersonal skills to resolve cases
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of AML laws and regulations
  • prior experience in monitoring and analysing customer accounts for suspicious activity required
  • investigate customer transactions as part of periodic and event-driven customer KYC reviews, using a variety of tools including internal systems, internet searches, proprietary and third-party databases
  • investigate non-obvious false positives, true positive hits, and escalate for further review and approval
  • review sanction alerts generated by the client systems to determine whether they are false positive or a true positive
  • experience with compliance systems such as OFAC, UNSCR etc.
  • must demonstrate a strong knowledge of international sanctions regimes. 

Technical competencies:

  • basic technical knowledge in specific area and/or industry
  • proficient in Microsoft Office suite, advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferrable
  • elementary business acumen
  • demonstrate a strong working knowledge on KYC and CDD requirements
  • strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • experience gained from a leading bank, regulator or professional services firm is advantageous
  • excellent verbal and written skills.

Behavioural competencies:

  • good communication skills, both written and verbalinter
  • personal and relationship building skills
  • desire to develop selfclient delivery focus
  • adaptable
  • focus on quality
  • problem-solving ability
  • analytical
  • must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • able to work independently and efficiently within a team environment
  • be inquisitive and have the ability to identify anomalies
  • must be able to multi-task, adapt well to changing priorities, and effectively prioritise workflow to meet critical deadlines
  • ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and changing environment.
  • Must work well under pressure
  • must work well within a team and have client management skills.

a. Minimum qualifications:

  • degree in commerce, internal audit, forensic or legal
  • workings towards a professional qualification (CA, CFE. ACAMS).

b. Desired qualifications:

  • postgraduate qualification (relevant to service area/business management, etc.)
  • may require knowledge in a specific technology related to role
  • legal or Forensic Accountancy or CA or CIA qualification preferred
  • certified AML specialist.

Minimum experience:

  • newly graduated.

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