KYC Officer

Hong Kong Island   |   Full time

We are now looking for a KYC Officer to help us onboard new business customers and enable us to grow, while mitigating risks posed to our business and our partners.

You will be a KYC subject matter expert who will build on our rigorous regulatory compliance standards while enabling our technical team to continue delivering a delightful and modern customer experience.


  • Implement our AML policy 24/7
  • Analyse customer data, transactional activity and open source information to determine legitimacy and potential risk exposure
  • Conduct AML Screening/CDD/EDD reviews on prospects as well as existing customers
  • Perform searches utilising proprietary systems, internet sources and third-party vendors to determine negative news and obtain due diligence information for prospects as well as existing customers
  • Review and resolve EDD alerts; escalate findings to the Head of Compliance and CEO when appropriate
  • Adhere to all designated time frames, manage workflow to the specified deadlines and complete responsibilities in a satisfactory manner
  • Interact with auditors, compliance management and regulators if necessary
  • Review KYC for completeness and accuracy as part of our customer validation process in order to assess and document risks associated with that customer
  • Assist in ensuring ongoing due diligence efforts and KYC processes are maintained while identifying substantive changes to customer profiles
  • Review training needs for the overall team

Skills & requirements

  • ACAMS, ICA or CFE certification preferred 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in KYC/AML/CTF compliance experience within a Bank or relevant FinTech company
  • Understanding of offshore banking preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of AML/CFT regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of Hong Kong’s AMLO, DTROP, OSCO as well as UNATMO
  • Knowledge of business operations of customers such as Money Services Businesses, Casinos, NGOs, cryptocurrency related businesses and other higher risk entities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and ability to make decisions according to established guidelines; work unsupervised and to accomplish tasks accurately and on a timely basis; prioritise work; strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in SQL preferred

What we're looking for:

  • Someone with passion for FinTech
  • Someone with experience in entrepreneurship
  • Someone with very strong ethics
  • Someone who loves to learn, and is passionate about helping others
  • Someone who can collaborate and work well with others 

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