AML Analyst - 3 month FTC (Part-time)

Job Description

  • Working in the second-line Compliance function, investigating matches arising from screening of client data against PEP, sanctions and adverse media watchlists
  • Using open source information to complete investigation and resolve matches, and documenting conclusions in a logical and succinct manner
  • Where new risks are identified during investigation, taking appropriate steps to mitigate risks in line with our AML framework (e.g. arranging for enhanced due diligence or management sign-off to take place before the case is accepted)
  • Liaising with operational colleagues to obtain additional information needed to resolve complex cases, or to ensure senior management/Compliance sign-off
  • Producing regular MI on the screening process
  • Assisting Compliance and operational colleagues with AML/KYC queries, as required
  • Participating in Compliance-led financial crime project work, as required


  • Industry experience in AML processes, in particular PEP, sanctions and adverse media screening
  • Creative approach to investigation using a wide range of online sources
  • Use of World-Check screening tool or similar would be a huge advantage, but not essential
  • Good knowledge of legal entities (e.g. trusts, corporates) and how they are structured and controlled
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products, particularly Word and Excel
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and good standards of recordkeeping

Additional Information

Our Values and DNA 

At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strength: 

We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company’s vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for. We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold. We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and we’re always learning, adapting and improving We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best. 

What we offer 

Octopus is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background.  

 We believe strongly that teams are at their best wherever member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.