Data Analytics - Financial Crime, London

England, London
Car, pension, PMI, bonus.
04 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018
Damian Shaw
Job Sector
Experience Level
Contract Type

Oliver James Associates have been instructed by the London-based tier one client to assist in the recruitment of financial crime data analytics professionals. Basic salaries range from £50,000 - £80,000 excluding highly competitive packages including strong annual bonus and pension schemes, flexible & cashable benefits, PMI, car allowances etc.


Our client is significantly investing in their Financial Crime capability in the UK to manage business risk. Through responsive and robust investigations driven by analytics; remediation built around technologies to improve efficiency and transformation projects that aim to change clients financial crime functions for the better through monitoring systems, analytics, improved policy and procedures, reduction in costs

Who they are looking for:-

We are currently looking for professionals with experience in Financial Crime technologies. We support our stakeholders with a range of services including

  • Current state assessment, implementing and optimising trade surveillance tools and the alert handling processes
  • Trade surveillance vendor technology assessment
  • Current state assessment, implementing and optimising Fraud detection and prevention technologies
  • Reviewing end-to-end data flow (data quality, data lineage), analysing ETL technologies and discovering key data elements
  • Designing and developing dashboards, visualisations and metrics
  • Validating and testing data and reports submitted to regulatory bodies
  • Assessing and enhancing organisations current and target operating models
  • Designing, deploying and assisting Financial Crime Intelligence Units (FCIU) in their proactive and thematic research

In order to be successful you will need to show ability in most of the following areas:-

  • Understanding of the relevant Financial Services market abuse regulations in the UK and ideally in other jurisdictions
  • Relevant experience in a trading, monitoring or surveillance position at a financial services institution
  • Track record of managing project workstreams, producing reports and other deliverables, overcoming challenges and managing stakeholder expectations
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

Desirable Skills:-

  • Previous experience of using an automated market abuse surveillance system (e.g. Apama, Scila, BTCA, SMARTS, Actimize) would be preferable
  • Current knowledge and understanding of the FCA handbooks and other relevant regulations, and the ability to apply this knowledge in a commercial environment
  • Understanding of statistical analysis methods and the ability to apply these in the appropriate circumstances
  • Experience of trading systems advantageous (e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters, Fidessa, etc.)
  • Experience of the software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of different database and ETL technologies
  • Knowledge of Compliance phone recording and e-comms surveillance systems advantageous
  • Proficiency in statistical and visualisation software advantageous (e.g. Excel, Tableau, QlikView)