Our client is a major bank based in Downtown Manhattan. They are looking for a Head of KYC.


  • Run the KYC Program for AML Compliance
  • Manage the KYC team
  • Supervise the KYC team in their daily responsibilities which include KYC reviews, account restrictions, case management in Actimize, and coordination with branch offices regarding KYC reviews and documentation
  • Conduct second reviews of high risk KYCs previously approved by the KYC team
  • Coordinate with AML senior management, Firm senior management, branch managers, branch control officers and financial advisors in an advisory function regarding KYC and client relationships
  • Draw up monthly KYC metrics and reports for the Chief AML Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Assist in drafting the annual AML risk assessment
  • Work with Technology on various technology implementations related to the KYC program
  • Write KYC escalation forms for politically exposed persons (“PEP”) and clients with material adverse media. The forms will be reviewed by senior management
  • Assist the Chief AML Officer and other members of AML senior management in reviewing AML Policies and Procedures


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) preferred
  • 5-7 years KYC experience in AML Compliance working in a financial institution (either bank or broker-dealer)
  • Excellent management, communication and coordination skills required
  • Previous experience of managing a team required
  • Previous experience of reviewing KYC’s for FFI’s, funds, trusts, estates, PHC’s/PIC’s, investment managers
  • Previous experience of writing AML risk assessments for banks or broker dealers

To apply for this job email your details to alex@mjboyd.net